After you what is heaven

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The Gospel of Matthew chapter 16


Refusal of a sign

Mt 16.1So the Pharisees and Sadducees came to Jesus to put him to the test. They asked him: let's see a sign from heaven.Mt 16.2He replied to them:Mt 16.3[]Mt 16.4This wicked and faithless generation asks for a sign, but none other than the sign of Jonah will be given to them. And he left her and went away..

Warning against the Pharisees and Sadducees

Mt 16.5The disciples drove to the other bank. But they had forgotten to take bread with them.Mt 16.6And Jesus said to them: Watch out, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.Mt 16.7But they thought about it and said to each other: We didn't take any bread with us.Mt 16.8When Jesus saw this, he said: You of little faith, what do you think about the fact that you have no bread?Mt 16.9Do you still not understand? Don't you remember the five loaves of bread for the five thousand and how many baskets you picked up again?Mt 16.10Not even the seven loaves of bread for the four thousand, and how many baskets you have collected?Mt 16.11Why do you not understand that I was not talking about bread when I said to you: Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees?Mt 16.12Then they understood that he had not meant to beware of the leaven with which bread is baked, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees..

Peter's confession of the Messiah and Jesus' answer

Mt 16:13When Jesus came to the area of ​​Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples: Who do the people think the Son of Man is?Mt 16:14They said: Some for John the Baptist, others for Elijah, still others for Jeremiah or some other prophet.Mt 16.15Then he said to them: But you, who do you take me for?Mt 16:16Simon Peter replied: You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God!Mt 16.17Jesus said to him: Blessed are you, Simon Barjona; for it was not flesh and blood that revealed this to you, but my Heavenly Father.Mt 16:18But I say to you: You are Peter and on this rock I will build my church and the powers of the underworld will not overpower it.Mt 16:19I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; What you will bind on earth will also be bound in heaven, and what you will loosen on earth will also be loosened in heaven.Mt 16.20Then he commanded the disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Messiah..

The first announcement of suffering and resurrection

Mt 16.21From then on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he had to go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders, the chief priests and the scribes; he would be killed, but on the third day he would be resurrected.Mt 16:22Then Peter took him aside and reproached him; he said: God forbid that, Lord! That can't happen to you!Mt 16:23But Jesus turned and said to Peter: Get away with you, Satan, get out of my sight! You want to make me fall because you don't have what God wants in your mind, but what people want..

Of succession and self-denial

Mt 16:24Then Jesus said to his disciples: Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny himself, take up his cross and follow me.Mt 16.25Because whoever wants to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for my sake will win it.Mt 16.26What use is it to a person if he wins the whole world but loses his life in the process? At what price can a person buy his life back?Mt 16,27The Son of Man will come with his angels in the sovereignty of his Father and reward each person as his deeds deserve.Mt 16.28Amen, I tell you, some of those who stand here will not suffer death until they see the Son of Man coming in his regal power.