Holy Bible (Douay Rheims)
Matthew Chapter 16
ND there came to him the Pharisees and Sadducees tempting: and they asked him to shew them a sign from heaven. When it is evening, you say, It will be fair weather, for the sky is red. But he answered and said to them: And in the morning: To day there will be a storm, for the sky is red and lowering. You know then how to discern the face of the sky: and can you not know the signs of the times? A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign: and a sign shall not be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet. And he left them, and went away. And when his disciples were come over the water, they had forgotten to take bread. Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees. Who said to them: But they thought within themselves, saying: Because we have taken no bread. Why do you think within yourselves, O ye of little faith, for that you have no bread? And Jesus knowing it, said: Do you not yet understand, neither do you remember the five loaves among five thousand men, and how many baskets you took up? Nor the seven loaves among four thousand men, and how many baskets you took up? Why do you not understand that it was not concerning bread I said to you: Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees? Then they understood that he said not that they should beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and Sadducees.
Whom do men say that the Son of man is? And Jesus came into the quarters of Cesarea Philippi: and he asked his disciples, saying: But they said: Some John the Baptist, and other some Elias, and others Jeremias, or one of the prophets. But whom do you say that I am? Jesus saith to them: Simon Peter answered and said: Thou art Christ, the Son of the living God. Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-Jona: because flesh and blood hath not revealed it to thee, but my Father who is in heaven. And Jesus answering, said to him: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I say to thee: And I will give to thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven. And whatsoever thou shalt bind upon earth, it shall be bound also in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth, it shall be loosed also in heaven. Then he commanded his disciples, that they should tell no one that he was Jesus the Christ. From that time Jesus began to shew to his disciples, that he must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the ancients and scribes and chief priests, and be put to death, and the third day rise again. And Peter taking him, began to rebuke him, saying: Lord, be it far from thee, this shall not be unto thee. Go behind me, Satan, thou art a scandal unto me: because thou savourest not the things that are of God, but the things that are of men. Who turning, said to Peter: If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. Then Jesus said to his disciples:
For he that will save his life, shall lose it: and he that shall lose his life for my sake, shall find it. For what doth it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of his own soul? Or what exchange shall a man give for his soul? For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels: and then will he render to every man according to his works. Amen I say to you, there are some of them that stand here, that shall not taste death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.