Matthew 16
1Tz’dukim (Sadducees) [followers of the right] and P’rushim (Pharisees) [separatists] came to him, tempting him to show them some sign from heaven.
2Yeshua [God is Salvation] answered them: “Hypocrites, you say in the evening: Tomorrow will be a clear day because the sky is red”.
3“Then in the morning you say: ‘Today it will rain because the sky is dark’. If so, you know the law regarding the appearance of the sky, but you do not know the law regarding the times”.
4“The offspring of evil-doers ask for a sign, but no sign will be given them except the sign of Yonah [dove] the Prophet”. Then he was separated from them and went away.
5When Yeshua [God is Salvation] came to the seashore he told his disciples to beware of their bread. Then he entered a boat with his disciples, but the disciples forgot and did not bring any bread.
6And Yeshua [God is Salvation] said to them, “Watch out and beware of the leaven of the P’rushim (Pharisees) [separatists] and Tz’dukim (Sadducees) [followers of the right].”
7They began to discuss this among themselves, saying, “He said that because we did not bring any bread.”
8Yeshua [God is Salvation] said to them: “You have little understanding who think that you have no bread”.
9“Do you not remember the five loaves and the five thousand men”,
10“Or the seven loaves and the four thousand men, how many baskets were left over?”
11“Therefore you should understand that I am not speaking of natural loaves”
12“but I am saying to you that you should beware of the teachings of the P’rushim (Pharisees) [separatists] and Tz’dukim (Sadducees) [followers of the right]”.
13Yeshua [God is Salvation] went out into the Land of ‘Caesarea [severed] of Philip [friend of horses]’ and asked his disciples saying: “What do men say about me?”
14They said unto him: “Some say ‘he is Yochanan [Yah is gracious] the Baptizer’, some say ‘he is Eliyahu [my God is Yah] u [my God is Yah]’, and some ‘Yirmeyahu [Our God has uplifted]’ or ‘one of the prophets’”.
15Yeshua [God is Salvation] said to them: “What do you say about me?”
16Shim’on [he has heard]; called Kefa [pebble]; answered and said: “You are Ha-Moshiach [Messiah] [The Messiah] [which means ‘the Messiah’], the Son of the Living Elohim (The Many Powered) [The Living Word of God], who has come into this world”
17Yeshua [God is Salvation] said to him: “Blessed (Favored by God; happy; prosperous) are you Shim’on [he has heard] bar Yonah [dove], because flesh and blood has not revealed this to you but my Father Who is in heaven”
18“I say to you: ‘You are Even [which means a pebble] and I will build upon you my house of prayer. The fortresses (Daniel 11:38,39) of Hell will not gain the upper hand against you”
19“because I will give to you the keys of the Kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”
20Then he commanded his disciples not to say that he is Ha-Moshiach [Messiah] [The Messiah].
21From then on Yeshua [God is Salvation] began to reveal to his disciples that it was necessary for him to go to Yerushalayim [abode of peace] and to suffer (allow, to let, permit) the injustice of many, from the chief priests and from the elders of the people until they should kill him; then on the third day he would arise.
22Kefa [pebble] took him aside privately and began to rebuke (reprimand; strongly warn; restrain) him saying: ‘Far be it that it should be like this to you, Adon [Lord - Kurios of the earth]’.
23Yeshua [God is Salvation] turned, looked at him, and said “Go away Satan [the adversary]; do not disobey me, because you do not regard the word of The Mighty One but the words of man”
24Then Yeshua [God is Salvation] said to his disciples: “Whoever wishes to come after me let him despise himself and come after me”.
25“Everyone who wishes to save his soul will lose it for my sake, and he who loses his life in this world for my sake will save his soul for the life of the world to come”.
26“What profit is there for a man if he should gain the whole world and lose his soul forever; what good exchange does a man make if, for present things that are spoiled, he should give his soul to the judgment of Gei-Hinnom [hell, valley of evil counsel]?”
27“Because the Son of The Mighty One will come in the glory of his Father Who is in heaven with his angels to reward each man according to his work”.
28“Truly I say to you there are some of those standing here who will not taste death until they see the Son of The Mighty One coming in his Kingdom.”

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