Knijga O Kristu

Matej 16:1-28

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(Mt 12:38-39; Mk 8:11-13; Lk 12:54-56)

1K Isusu dođu farizeji i saduceji. Da bi ga iskušali, zatraže da im pokaže kakav znak s neba.

2On odgovori: “Vi znate uvečer reći: Bit će lijepo vrijeme jer je nebo crveno. 3A ujutro kažete: Nebo je mutno i crveno—danas će nevrijeme. Izgled neba znate protumačiti, a znake vremena ne znate! 4Znak traži pokvaren i preljubnički naraštaj, ali neće dobiti drugoga znaka osim Jonina.” Zatim ih ostavi i ode.

Farizejski i saducejski kvasac

(Mk 8:14-21)

5Prelazeći na drugu stranu jezera, učenici zaborave ponijeti kruha. 6“Budite oprezni!” upozorio ih je Isus. “Čuvajte se farizejskog i saducejskog kvasca!”

7Oni su mislili da im to govori zato što su zaboravili ponijeti kruh.

8Isus je to opazio, pa im reče: “Slaba je vaša vjera! Što ste se zabrinuli jer nemate kruha? 9Zar još ne razumijete? Zar ste zaboravili onih pet kruhova na pet tisuća ljudi i koliko ste još košara skupili? 10I onih sedam kruhova na četiri tisuće ljudi i košare koje ste nakupili? 11Kako još ne shvaćate da vam ne govorim o kruhu kad kažem: ‘Čuvajte se kvasca farizejskoga i saducejskoga!’?”

12Oni tada shvate da im nije govorio o krušnome kvascu, već o farizejskome i saducejskome učenju.

Petar priznaje Krista

(Mk 8:27-30; Lk 9:18-21)

13Kad je Isus došao u krajeve Filipove Cezareje, upita učenike: “Što ljudi kažu, tko je Sin Čovječji?”

14“Neki kažu da je Ivan Krstitelj,” odgovore oni, “neki da je Ilija, a neki opet da je Jeremija ili koji drugi prorok.”

15Tada ih upita: “A za koga me vi držite?”

16Šimun Petar odgovori: “Ti si Krist, Mesija, Sin živoga Boga!”

17“Blago tebi, Šimune, sine Jonin”, reče mu Isus, “jer ti to nije objavio čovjek16:17 U grčkome: jer ti to nisu objavili tijelo i krv., nego moj Otac nebeski. 18A ja tebi kažem: ti si Petar; na toj stijeni izgradit ću svoju Crkvu i vrata paklenai sve sile pakla16:18 U grčkome: vrata Hada. neće ju nadvladati. 19I dat ću ti ključeve nebeskog kraljevstva; što god svežeš na zemlji, bit će svezano na nebesima, i što god odriješiš na zemlji, bit će odriješeno na nebesima.”

20Tada strogo zapovjedi učenicima da nikome ne kazuju kako je on Krist.

Isus navješćuje svoju smrt

(Mk 8:31-33; Lk 9:22)

21Otada Isus počne učenicima otvoreno govoriti o tome kako mora otići u Jeruzalem i ondje mnogo pretrpjeti od starješina, svećeničkih poglavara i pismoznanaca, te kako će ga ubiti i kako će on treći dan uskrsnuti.

22Petar ga nato povede na stranu i počne ga od toga odgovarati: “Ne daj Bože, Gospodine! Ne smije ti se takvo što dogoditi!”

23Isus se okrene prema Petru i reče: “Odlazi od mene, Sotono! Ti si mi zamka jer ne razmišljaš na Božji način, nego ljudski!”

Kako biti Kristovi učenici

(Mk 8:34—9:1; Lk 9:23-27)

24Tada Isus reče svojim učenicima: “Želi li tko biti mojim sljedbenikom, neka se odrekne samoga sebe, neka uzme svoj križ i neka ide za mnom. 25Jer svatko tko želi sačuvati svoj život izgubit će ga; a tko dade svoj život za mene, naći će ga. 26Kakva ti je korist ako stekneš sav svijet, a izgubiš vječni život? Što se može mjeriti s vrijednošću života?16:26 U grčkome: Ili što će čovjek dati u zamjenu za svoj život? 27Jer ću ja, Sin Čovječji, zaista doći u slavi svojega Oca s anđelima i tada ću suditi svakome prema njegovim djelima. 28Zaista vam kažem, neki među vama koji ste ovdje neće umrijeti prije nego što vide mene, Sina Čovječjega, kako dolazim u kraljevskoj vlasti.”

New International Version – UK

Matthew 16:1-28

The demand for a sign

1The Pharisees and Sadducees came to Jesus and tested him by asking him to show them a sign from heaven.

2He replied, ‘When evening comes, you say, “It will be fair weather, for the sky is red,” 3and in the morning, “Today it will be stormy, for the sky is red and overcast.” You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times.16:2,3 Some early manuscripts do not have When evening comes… of the times. 4A wicked and adulterous generation looks for a sign, but none will be given it except the sign of Jonah.’ Jesus then left them and went away.

The yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees

5When they went across the lake, the disciples forgot to take bread. 6‘Be careful,’ Jesus said to them. ‘Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees.’

7They discussed this among themselves and said, ‘It is because we didn’t bring any bread.’

8Aware of their discussion, Jesus asked, ‘You of little faith, why are you talking among yourselves about having no bread? 9Do you still not understand? Don’t you remember the five loaves for the five thousand, and how many basketfuls you gathered? 10Or the seven loaves for the four thousand, and how many basketfuls you gathered? 11How is it you don’t understand that I was not talking to you about bread? But be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees.’ 12Then they understood that he was not telling them to guard against the yeast used in bread, but against the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

Peter declares that Jesus is the Messiah

13When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, ‘Who do people say the Son of Man is?’

14They replied, ‘Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.’

15‘But what about you?’ he asked. ‘Who do you say I am?’

16Simon Peter answered, ‘You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.’

17Jesus replied, ‘Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. 18And I tell you that you are Peter,16:18 The Greek word for Peter means rock. and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades16:18 That is, the realm of the dead will not overcome it. 19I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be16:19 Or will have been bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be16:19 Or will have been loosed in heaven.’ 20Then he ordered his disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Messiah.

Jesus predicts his death

21From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life.

22Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. ‘Never, Lord!’ he said. ‘This shall never happen to you!’

23Jesus turned and said to Peter, ‘Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling-block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.’

24Then Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 25For whoever wants to save their life16:25 The Greek word means either life or soul; also in verse 26. will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. 26What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul? 27For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done.

28‘Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.’