16:1 And the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and tempting, asked him to show them a sign from heaven.
2 But he answered and said to them:
4 A wicked and adulterous generation seeks for a sign, and no sign shall be given it but the sign of Jonah. And he left them and departed.
5 And the disciples having come to the other side had forgotten to take bread.
6 And Jesus said to them: Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.
7 And they reasoned among themselves, saying: Because we took no bread.
8 But Jesus perceiving it, said: Why reason among yourselves, O you of little faith, because you took no bread?
9 Do you not yet understand, and do you not remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many traveling baskets you took up?
10 nor the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many provision baskets you took up?
11 How is it that you do not understand that I spoke not to you of bread? But beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.
12 Then they understood that he did not bid them beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the Sadducees, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.
13 And when Jesus had come into the regions of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying: Who do men say that the Son of man is?
14 They said: Some, John the Baptist, but others, Elijah, and yet others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.
15 He says to them: But who say you that I am?
16 And Simon Peter answering said: Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
17 And Jesus answering said to him: Blessed art thou, Simon son of Jonah, for flesh and blood did not reveal it to thee, but my Father who is in the heavens.
18 And I also say to thee, that thou art Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.
19 I will give to thee the keys of the kingdom of the heavens, and whatever thou shalt bind on earth, shall be bound in the heavens; and whatever thou shalt loose on earth, shall be loosed in the heavens.
20 Then he charged the disciples to tell no one that he was the Christ.
21 From that time Jesus began to show to his disciples, that he must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders, and chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and rise on the third day.
22 And Peter took him and began to rebuke him, saying: Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be to thee.
23 But he turned and said to Peter: Get behind me, Satan: thou art my stumbling block, for thou thinkest not the things of God, but the things of men.
24 Then Jesus said to his disciples: If any one will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
25 For whoever will save his life shall lose it; but whoever shall have lost his life for my sake shall find it.
26 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall have gained the whole world, but yet shall have lost his life? Or what will a man give as a ransom for his life?
27 For the Son of man will come in the glory of his Father with his angels, and then will he reward each one according to his work.
28 Verily I say to you: There are some of those standing here, who shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.