Then came the Pharisees and Sadducees and testing Him asked Him that a sign from heaven He would show them.
And He answered and said to them; «When it is evening you say; «It will be fair weather; for it is red the sky; and in the morning; «It will be foul weather today; for it is red and threatening the sky». Hypocrites! for the face of the sky you know how to discern, but the signs of the times you cannot discern?
A wicked generation and an adulterous one seeks after a sign, and sign shall not be given to it except the sign of Jonah the prophet». And leaving them He departed.
And arriving His disciples to the other side they had forgotten to take bread. Then Jesus said to them; «Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the Sadducees».
And they reasoned among themselves saying that «But we brought no bread». And perceiving this Jesus said to them; «Why do you reason among yourselves, you of little faith, that bread you have not brought?
Do you still not understand, or remember the five loaves that fed the five thousand and how many baskets you gathered up? Nor the seven loaves of the four thousand and how many large baskets you took up? How is it that you do not understand that it was not about bread that I spoke to you to beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees?»
Then they understood that He did not tell them to beware of the leaven of bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.
And when Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi He asked His disciples saying; «Who do they say the people that He is the Son of Man?» And they said; «Some say John the Baptist, some others Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets».
He said to them; «But you who do you say that I am?» And answering Simon Peter said; «You are the Christ, the Son of the living God».
And answering Jesus He said to him; «Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.
And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth, will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth, will be loosed in heaven».
From that time Jesus began to show to His disciples that He had to go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes and be killed, and the third day be raised.
And taking Him aside Peter began to rebuke Him, saying; «Far be it from You, Lord; this shall not happen to You!». But He turned and said to Peter; «Get behind Me, Satan; you are an offense to Me; for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men».
Then Jesus said to His disciples; «If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me.
For whoever desires to save his life, will lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake, will find it.
For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?
For in the future the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works.
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