Bible: Matthew 16:17-23

16:17 And Jesus answered him, 1 You are blessed, Simon son of Jonah, because flesh and blood 2  did not reveal this to you, but my Father in heaven! 16:18 And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades 3  will not overpower it. 16:19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth will have been bound in heaven, and whatever you release on earth will have been released in heaven.” 16:20 Then he instructed his disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Christ. 4 

First Prediction of Jesus’ Death and Resurrection

16:21 From that time on 5  Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem 6  and suffer 7  many things at the hands of the elders, chief priests, and experts in the law, 8  and be killed, and on the third day be raised. 16:22 So Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him: 9  “God forbid, 10  Lord! This must not happen to you! 16:23 But he turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me, because you are not setting your mind on God’s interests, but on man’s.” 11 

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