|Book||Gospel of Matthew|
|Bible part||New Testament|
|Order in the Bible part||1|
Matthew 16 is the sixteenth chapter in the Gospel of Matthew in the New Testament section of the Christian Bible. Jesus starts his final journey to Jerusalem ministering through Judea. The narrative can be divided into the following subsections:
- No sign except the Sign of Jonah (16:1-4)
- Beware of yeast (16:5–12)
- Peter's confession (16:13–20)
- Predicting His Death and Resurrection (16:21-26)
- Return of the Son of Man (16:27–28)
- The original text is written in Koine Greek.
- Some most ancient manuscripts containing this chapter are:
- Codex Vaticanus (AD 325-350)
- Codex Sinaiticus (330-360)
- Codex Bezae (c. 400)
- Codex Washingtonianus (c. 400)
- Codex Ephraemi Rescriptus (c. 450)
- Codex Purpureus Rossanensis (6th century)
- Codex Petropolitanus Purpureus (6th century; extant: verses 1-6)
- Codex Sinopensis (6th century; extant: verses 1-18)
- This chapter is divided into 28 verses.
Matthew 15 ends with Jesus sending the multitude of his followers away and He and his disciples sail to Magdala (or Magadan) on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee. In Matthew 16:1 the Pharisees and Sadducees come to him, presumably in the same location. Theologian John Gill suggests that "these were Galilean Sadducees and Pharisees, of whom mention is made in the Misna".
Matthew 16:5 refers again to travel to "the other side", and verses 16:13-20 are set "in the region of Caesarea Philippi". This location is the furthest point north referred to in Matthew's Gospel, and marks the turning point from which Jesus and his disciples will travel south to Jerusalem.
- Caesarea Philippi
- Simon Peter
- Other related Bible parts: Jonah 1, Mark 8, Luke 9
|Chapters of the New Testament
Gospel of Matthew
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