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Matthew 16:21–26

HIS DEATH AND RESURRECTION PREDICTED

21 Fromr then on Jesus began to point out to his disciples that it was necessary for him to go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders, chief priests, and scribes, be killed, and be raised the third day.s 22 Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him, “Oh no,M Lord! This will never happen to you!”

23 Jesus turned and told Peter, Get behind me, Satan! You are a hindrance to me because you’re not thinking about God’s concernsN but human concerns.”t

TAKE UP YOUR CROSS

24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, If anyone wants to follow after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.u 25 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of me will find it.v 26 For what will it benefit someone if he gains the whole world yet loses his life? Or what will anyone give in exchange for his life?w

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