Matthew 16
The Demand for a Sign
Mk 8:11–13; Lk 12:54–56
1#Lk 11:16; Mt 16:6; Jn 8:6The Pharisees and Sadducees came and, testing Him, asked Him to show them a sign from heaven.
2He answered them, “When it is evening, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red,’ 3#Lk 12:56and in the morning, ‘It will be foul weather today, for the sky is red and overcast.’ O you hypocrites, you can discern the face of the sky, but you cannot discern the signs of the times. 4A wicked and adulterous generation seeks for a sign, but no sign shall be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.” So He left them and departed.
The Yeast of Pharisees and Sadducees
Mk 8:14–21
5But when His disciples reached the other side, they had forgotten to take bread. 6#Lk 12:1; Mk 8:15Then Jesus said to them, “Take heed and beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees.”
7They reasoned among themselves, saying, “It is because we have taken no bread.”
8#Mt 6:30; 8:26But when Jesus perceived it, He said to them, “O you of little faith, why reason among yourselves, that it is because you have brought no bread? 9#Mt 14:17–21Do you not yet understand or remember the five loaves of the five thousand and how many baskets you collected? 10#Mt 15:34–38Or the seven loaves of the four thousand and how many baskets you collected? 11#Mt 16:6How is it that you do not understand that I spoke to you not concerning bread, but that you should beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees?” 12Then they understood that He did not tell them to beware of the yeast of bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.
Peter’s Declaration About Jesus
Mk 8:27–30; Lk 9:18–21
13#Lk 9:18–20; Mt 8:20When Jesus came into the region of Caes­area Philippi, He asked His disciples, “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?”
14#Mt 14:2; Mk 6:15They said, “Some say that You are John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”
15He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”
16#Ps 42:2; Jn 11:27Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
17#Gal 1:16; Jn 1:42; 21:15–17Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. 18#Jn 1:42; Job 38:17And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. 19#Mt 18:18; Isa 22:22; Jn 20:23I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” 20#Mk 8:30; Lk 9:21Then He commanded His disciples to tell no one that He was Jesus the Christ.
Jesus Foretells His Death and Resurrection
Mk 8:31–9:1; Lk 9:22–27
21#Mt 17:22–23; 27:63; 17:12From that time on, Jesus began to show His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised on the third day.
22Then Peter took Him and began rebuking Him, saying, “Far be it from You, Lord! This shall not happen to You.”
23#Mt 4:10; Mk 8:33But He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things that are of God, but those that are of men.”
24#Mt 10:38; Lk 14:27Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. 25#Mt 10:39; Jn 12:25For whoever would save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. 26#Ps 49:7–8; Lk 12:20For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? 27#Ro 2:6; 2Co 5:10For the Son of Man shall come with His angels in the glory of His Father, and then He will repay every man according to his works. 28#Mt 10:23; 26:64Truly I say to you, there are some standing here who shall not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom.”

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