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Mat 16:1 The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting [testing him] desired [asked] him [Jesus] that he would shew them a sign from heaven.
Mat 16:2 He [Jesus] answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red.
Mat 16:3 And in the morning, It will be foul [stormy] weather to day: for the sky is red and lowring [overcast]. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face [appearance] of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?
16:4 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 [Jonah]. [referring to Jon
[similar to Mat 12:39-40, Luk 11:29 ]
[for full details see Crucifixion
& Resurrection QBA ]
[for the year Jesus was crucified, see after Mat 27:66 ]
And he [Jesus] left them, and departed.
Mat 16:5 And when his [Jesus'] disciples were come to the other side, they had forgotten to take bread.
Mat 16:6 Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.
Mat 16:7 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have taken no bread.
Mat 16:8 Which when Jesus perceived, he said unto them, O ye of little faith, why reason ye among yourselves, because ye have brought no bread?
Mat 16:9 Do ye not yet understand, neither remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets ye took up?
Mat 16:10 Neither the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many baskets ye took up?
Mat 16:11 How is it that ye do not understand that I [Jesus] spake it not to you concerning bread, [but] that ye should beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees?
Mat 16:12 Then understood they how that he [Jesus] bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.
~ Peter's Confession of Christ
Mat 16:13 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?
Mat 16:14 And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias [Elijah]; and others, Jeremias [Jeremiah], or one of the prophets.
Mat 16:15 He [Jesus] saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?
Mat 16:16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ [the Messiah], the Son of the living God.
Mat 16:17 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.
Mat 16:18 And I [Jesus] say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I [Jesus] will build my church [my congregation ]; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
Mat 16:19 And I [Jesus] 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.
Mat 16:20 Then charged he [Jesus charged] his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ [the Messiah].
~ Jesus Foretells His Death
Mat 16:21 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.
Mat 16:22 Then Peter took him [Jesus] , and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee.
Mat 16:23 But he [Jesus] 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.
~ Discipleship Is Costly
Mat 16:24 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.
Mat 16:25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.
Mat 16:26 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?
Mat 16:27 For the Son of man [Jesus] shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.
16:28 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.
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