King James VersionMatthew16


1 The Phar­isees also with the Sad­ducees came, and tempt­ing de­sired him that he would shew them a sign from heav­en. 2 He an­swered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weath­er: for the sky is red. 3 And in the morn­ing, It will be foul weath­er to day: for the sky is red and lowring. O ye hyp­ocrites, ye can dis­cern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times? 4 A wicked and adul­ter­ous gen­er­a­tion seeketh af­ter a sign; and there shall no sign be giv­en unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. And he left them, and de­part­ed. 5 And when his dis­ci­ples were come to the oth­er side, they had for­got­ten to take bread. 6 Then Je­sus said unto them, Take heed and be­ware of the leav­en of the Phar­isees and of the Sad­ducees. 7 And they rea­soned among them­selves, say­ing, It is be­cause we have tak­en no bread. 8 Which when Je­sus per­ceived, he said unto them, O ye of lit­tle faith, why rea­son ye among your­selves, be­cause ye have brought no bread? 9 Do ye not yet un­der­stand, nei­ther re­mem­ber the five loaves of the five thou­sand, and how many bas­kets ye took up? 10 Nei­ther the sev­en loaves of the four thou­sand, and how many bas­kets ye took up? 11 How is it that ye do not un­der­stand that I spake it not to you con­cern­ing bread, that ye should be­ware of the leav­en of the Phar­isees and of the Sad­ducees? 12 Then un­der­stood they how that he bade them not be­ware of the leav­en of bread, but of the doc­trine of the Phar­isees and of the Sad­ducees. 13 When Je­sus came into the coasts of Cae­sarea Philip­pi, he asked his dis­ci­ples, say­ing, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? 14 And they said, Some say that thou art John the Bap­tist: some, Elias; and oth­ers, Jeremias, or one of the prophets. 15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? 16 And Si­mon Pe­ter an­swered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the liv­ing God. 17 And Je­sus an­swered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Si­mon Bar­jona: for flesh and blood hath not re­vealed it unto thee, but my Fa­ther which is in heav­en. 18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Pe­ter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not pre­vail against it. 19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the king­dom of heav­en: and what­so­ev­er thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heav­en: and what­so­ev­er thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heav­en. 20 Then charged he his dis­ci­ples that they should tell no man that he was Je­sus the Christ. 21 From that time forth be­gan Je­sus to shew unto his dis­ci­ples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suf­fer many things of the el­ders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day. 22 Then Pe­ter took him, and be­gan to re­buke him, say­ing, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee. 23 But he turned, and said unto Pe­ter, Get thee be­hind me, Sa­tan: thou art an of­fence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men. 24 Then said Je­sus unto his dis­ci­ples, If any man will come af­ter me, let him deny him­self, and take up his cross, and fol­low me. 25 For whoso­ev­er will save his life shall lose it: and whoso­ev­er will lose his life for my sake shall find it. 26 For what is a man prof­it­ed, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in ex­change for his soul? 27 For the Son of man shall come in the glo­ry of his Fa­ther with his an­gels; and then he shall re­ward ev­ery man ac­cord­ing to his works. 28 Ver­i­ly I say unto you, There be some stand­ing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man com­ing in his king­dom.