1 The Pharisees and Sadducees came up and to test him asked him to show them a sign from heaven.
2 He answered, 3 OMITTED TEXT 4 "It is a wicked and faithless age that insists on a sign, and no sign will be given it but the sign of Jonah." And he left them and went away.
6 And Jesus said to them, "Look out, and be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees!"
7 But they were discussing something with one another, and saying, "We have not brought any bread!"
8 Jesus noticed it and said, "Why are you discussing with one another your being without bread? You have so little faith! 9 Do you not understand yet? Do you not remember the five loaves for the five thousand, and how many baskets full you gathered up? 10 Nor the seven loaves for the four thousand, and how many baskets full you gathered up? 11 Why do you not see that I was not talking to you about bread? But be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees!" 12 Then they understood that he was warning them not against yeast but against the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.
13 When Jesus reached the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, "Who do people say that the Son of Man is?"
14 They said, "Some say John the Baptist, others Elijah, and still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets."
17 Jesus answered, "Blessed are you, Simon, son of Jonah, for human nature has not disclosed this to you, but my Father in heaven! 18 But I tell you, your name is Peter, a rock, and on this rock I will build my church, and the powers of death shall not subdue it. 19 I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven, and whatever you forbid on earth will be held in heaven to be forbidden, and whatever you permit on earth will be held in heaven to be permitted."
21 It was then that Jesus Christ for the first time explained to his disciples that he had to go to Jerusalem and endure great suffering there at the hands of the elders, high priests, and scribes, and be killed, and be raised to life on the third day. 22 And Peter took him aside and began to reprove him for it, saying, "God bless you, Master! that can never happen to you!"
23 But he turned and said to Peter, "Get out of my sight, you Satan! You hinder me, for you do not side with God, but with men!"
24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, "If anyone wants to go with me, he must disregard himself and take his cross and follow me. 25 For whoever wants to preserve his own life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for me will find it. 26 For what good will it do a man if he gains the whole world but parts with his life? What can a man give to buy back his life? 27 For the Son of Man is going to come with his angels in his Father's glory, and then he will repay everyone for what he has done. 28 I tell you, some of you who stand here will certainly live to see the Son of Man come to reign!"