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Understanding the Times
(Mark 8:11-13; Luke 12:54-56)
16:1 The P'rushim also with the Tzedukim came, and tempting desired him that he would shew them a ot (sign) from shamayim.
16:2 He answered and said to them, When it is evening, you say, [It will be] fair weather: for the sky is red.
16:3 And in the morning, [It will be] a stormy weather today: for the sky is red and fiery. Can you discern the appearance of the sky; but can you not [discern] the signs of the times?
16:4 A evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of Yonah ha Navi. And He left them, and departed.
P'rushim and Tzedukim and their influence
16:5 And when His Talmidim were come to the other side, they had forgotten to take lechem.
16:6 Then Yehoshua (יהושע) said to them, Take heed and beware of the chametz of the P'rushim and of the Tzedukim.
16:7 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, [It is] because we have taken no lechem.
16:8 [Which] when Yehoshua (יהושע) perceived, he said to them, O you of little faith, why reason you among yourselves, because you have brought no lechem?
16:9 Do you not yet understand, neither remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets you took up?
16:10 Neither the seven loaves of the arbaat elafim (four thousand), and how many baskets you took up?
16:11 How is it that you do not understand that I spoke [it] not to you concerning lechem, that you should beware of the chametz of the P'rushim and of the Tzedukim?
16:12 Then understood they how that he bade [them] not beware of the chametz (leaven) of lechem, but of the teaching of the P'rushim and of the Tzedukim.
Yehoshua (יהושע)is the Mashiach
(Mark 8:27-30; Luke 9:18-21)
16:13 When Yehoshua (יהושע) came into the coasts of Kaisaria Philippi, He asked His Talmidim, saying, Whom do men say that I BEN ADAM is?
16:14 And they said, Some [say that you are] Yochanan the Immerser: some, EliYahu; and others, Yirmeyahu, or one of Ha Neviim.
16:15 He said to them, But whom say you that I am?
16:16 And Shimon Kefa answered and said, You are Ha Mashiach, Ha Ben Elohim Chayim.
16:17 And Yehoshua (יהושע) answered and said to him, Ashery atah, Shimon Bar Yonah: for flesh and blood has not revealed [it] to you, but My AVI which is in Shamayim.
16:18 And I say also to you, That you are Kefa, and upon this Tzur (rock) I will build My Assemby; and the shaarei Sheol (gates of Gey Hinnom) shall not prevail against it.
16:19 And I will give to you the Malchut Ha Shamayim (keys of ha Malkut of shamayim): and whatsoever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in shamayim: and whatsoever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in shamayim.
16:20 Then charged he His Talmidim that they should tell no man that He was Yehoshua (יהושע) Ha Mashiach.
Yehoshua (יהושע)must die
(Mark 8:31-9:1; Luke 9:22-27)
16:21 From that time forth began Yehoshua (יהושע) to shew to His Talmidim, how that He must go to Yerushalayim, and suffer many things of the Zekenim (elders) and Rashei (Chief) Ha Kohenim and Sofrim , and be killed, and be Techiyas (resurrection) Ha Mashiach on the Yom Ha Shlishi (3rd Day).
16:22 Then Kefa took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from you, Adonay: this shall not be to you.
16:23 But he turned, and said to Kefa, Get you behind me, satan: you are an offence to me: for you savourest not the things that be of Elohim (אלהים), but those that be of men.
16:24 Then said Yehoshua (יהושע) to His Talmidim, If any [man] will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his stauros (stake), and follow Me.
16:25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.
16:26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own nefesh? or what shall a man give in exchange for his nefesh?
16:27 For BEN ADAM shall come in the kavod of His AVI with His malachim; and then He shall reward every man according to his works.
16:28 Truly I say to you:
There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see BEN ADAM coming in His Malkut.
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