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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.”

Akuapem Twi Contemporary Bible

Mateo 16:1-28

Farisifo Ne Sadukifo Pɛ Nsɛnkyerɛnne

1Da koro bi, Farisifo ne Sadukifo baa Yesu nkyɛn bɛsɔɔ no hwɛɛ wɔ frɛ a ɔfrɛ ne ho sɛ Onyankopɔn Ba no ho. Wɔka kyerɛɛ no se ɔnyɛ nsɛnkyerɛnne bi a efi ɔsoro nkyerɛ wɔn.

2Yesu buaa wɔn se, “Munim wim nsakrae ho nkyerɛase. Sɛ owia rekɔtɔ, na wim yɛ kɔkɔɔ a, moka se ɔkyena wim bɛtew. 3Sɛ edu anɔpa na wim yɛ kɔɔ a, moka se wim rentew da mu no nyinaa. Nanso muntumi nkyerɛ mmere mu nsɛnkyerɛnne no ase. 4Saa ɔman nnebɔneyɛfo a wonnye hwee nni yi hwehwɛ sɛ wobehu ɔsoro nsɛnkyerɛnne bi, nanso wɔrenhu nsɛnkyerɛnne foforo biara ka anwonwade a woyi kyerɛɛ Yona no ho.” Yesu kaa saa wiee no, ogyaw wɔn hɔ kɔe.

Farisifo Ne Sadukifo Mmɔkaw

5Asuafo no twa kɔɔ asuogya nohɔ no, wɔkae se anka ɛsɛ sɛ wɔfa aduan. 6Yesu ka kyerɛɛ wɔn se, “Monhwɛ mo ho so yiye wɔ Farisifo ne Sadukifo nyaatwom a ɛte sɛ mmɔkaw no ho.”

7Asuafo no susuw sɛ gyama wonkura aduan biara no nti na Yesu kaa saa.

8Yesu huu nea wodwinnwen no, ɔka kyerɛɛ wɔn se, “Mo a mo gyidi sua! Adɛn na ɛhaw mo sɛ moamfa aduan? 9Enti ebesi nnɛ monte ase ana? Mo werɛ afi brodo anum a mibubuu mu maa nnipa mpem anum no ne ase mporoporowa kɛntɛn a ɛkae no? 10Mo werɛ asan afi brodo ason a mede maa nnipa mpem anan ne nea ɛkae no? 11Adɛn nti na modwene sɛ aduan ho asɛm na mereka akyerɛ mo? Meresan aka bio sɛ, ‘Monhwɛ mo ho yiye wɔ Farisifo ne Sadukifo mmɔkaw ho.’ ” 12Afei asuafo no tee nea ɔkae no ase sɛ, Farisifo ne Sadukifo mmɔkaw ho asɛm a ɔreka akyerɛ no yɛ Farisifo ne Sadukifo nkyerɛkyerɛ bɔne bi no ho asɛm na ɔreka.

Petro Kyerɛ Onipa Ko A Yesu Yɛ

13Bere a Yesu baa Kaesarea Filipi fam no, obisaa nʼasuafo no se “Nnipa ka se Onipa Ba no ne hena?”

14Wobuaa no se, “Ebinom se wone Yohane Osuboni. Ebinom nso se Elia. Afoforo nso se wone Yeremia anaa adiyifo no mu baako.”

15Afei Yesu bisaa wɔn se “Na mo nso, muse mene hena?”

16Simon Petro buaa no se, “Wone Kristo no, Onyankopɔn Teasefo no Ba no!”

17Yesu ka kyerɛɛ no se, “Nhyira ne wo, Yona ba Simon. Efisɛ ɛnyɛ onipa na oyii eyi kyerɛɛ wo, na mmom ɛyɛ mʼAgya a ɔwɔ ɔsoro no. 18Wone Petro, Ɔbotan, na ɔbotan yi so na mede mʼasafo besi, na tumi a ɛwɔ ɔbonsam gya mu no rentumi mmubu no da. 19Mede Ɔsoro Ahenni no safe bɛma wo, na ɔpon biara a wobɛto mu wɔ asase so no, wɔbɛto mu wɔ ɔsoro; na ɔpon biara a wubebue wɔ asase so no, wobebue wɔ ɔsoro!” 20Afei Yesu bɔɔ nʼasuafo no ano se wɔnnka nkyerɛ obiara sɛ ɔno ne Agyenkwa no.

Yesu Hyɛ Ne Wu Ne Ne Wusɔre Ho Nkɔm

21Efi saa bere no, Yesu fii ase kyerɛkyerɛɛ ɔkɔ a ɔbɛkɔ Yerusalem, ne amane a obehu wɔ Yudafo mpanyin, asɔfo mpanyin ne kyerɛwfo ne akyerɛkyerɛfo no nsam na wɔakum no, na nnansa so no wanyan no mu pefee kyerɛɛ nʼasuafo no.

22Petro frɛɛ Yesu kɔɔ nkyɛn na ɔkaa nʼanim se, “Adɛn nti na woka asɛm a ɛte saa! Onyame mpa ngu! Nea woreka yi remma wo so da!”

23Yesu dan ne ho kaa Petro anim se, “Ɔbonsam, fi me so! Woyɛ hintidua kɛse ma me. Wudwen nnipa adwene na ɛnyɛ Onyankopɔn de.”

24Yesu ka kyerɛɛ nʼasuafo no se, “Sɛ obi pɛ sɛ odi mʼakyi a, ɔmpa ne ho akyi, na ɔmma nʼasennua so, na onni mʼakyi. 25Na obiara a ɔpɛ sɛ ogye ne kra nkwa no, ebefi ne nsa, na obiara a me nti, ne kra befi ne nsa no, ne nsa bɛsan aka. 26Na sɛ onipa nya wiase yi mu nneɛma nyinaa na ɔhwere ne kra a, mfaso bɛn na obenya? Dɛn na onipa betumi de asi ne kra anan mu? 27Na me, Onipa Ba no, mɛba wɔ mʼagya anuonyam mu a mʼabɔfo ka me ho na mabebu obiara nneyɛe ho atɛn.

28“Nokware mise mo sɛ: Mo mu bi renwu kosi sɛ mubehu Onipa Ba no sɛ ɔreba nʼahenni mu.”