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.”
(Markus 8.11-13; Luka 12.54-56)
1Farisiyawa da Sadukiyawa suka zo don su gwada Yesu ta wurin neman yă nuna musu wata alama daga sama.
2Ya amsa ya ce,16.2 Waɗansu rubuce-rubucen hannu na farko-farko ba su da raguwar aya 2 da kuma dukan aya 3 “Sa’ad da yamma ta yi, kukan ce, ‘Yanayi zai yi kyau, gama sararin sama ya yi ja,’ 3da safe kuma, ku ce, ‘Yau kam za a yi hadari, gama sararin sama ya yi ja, ya kuma ɓata fuska.’ Kun san yadda za ku fassara yanayin sararin sama, amma ba kwa iya fassarar alamun lokuta. 4Wannan mugu da mazinacin zamani yana neman wani abin banmamaki, amma ba wata alamar da za a nuna wa wannan zamani sai dai ta Yunana.” Sai Yesu ya bar su ya tafi abinsa.
Yistin Farisiyawa da Sadukiyawa
5Da suka ƙetare tafkin, almajiran sun manta su riƙe burodi. 6Yesu ya ce musu, “Ku yi hankali, ku yi taka zallan da yistin Farisiyawa da Sadukiyawa.”
7Sai suka fara tattaunawa da junansu suna cewa, “Ko don ba mu kawo burodi ba ne.”
8Sane da abin da suke zance, sai Yesu ya ce, “Ku masu ƙarancin bangaskiya, don me kuke magana da junanku a kan ba ku zo da burodi ba? 9Har yanzu ba ku gane ba ne? Ba ku tuna da gurasa biyar ɗin nan na mutum dubu biyar ba? Kwando nawa kuka tattara cike? 10Ko kuma burodi bakwai nan na mutum dubu huɗu, cikakku manyan kwanduna nawa kuka ɗauka? 11Yaya kuka kāsa gane cewa ba zancen burodi nake yi ba? Sai dai ku yi hankali da yistin Farisiyawa da Sadukiyawa.” 12Sa’an nan suka gane ba cewa yake musu su yi hankali da yistin da ake amfani da shi a burodi ba ne, sai dai su yi hankali da koyarwar Farisiyawa da Sadukiyawa ne.
Shaidar Bitrus a kan Kiristi
(Markus 8.27-30; Luka 9.18-21)
13Sa’ad da Yesu ya zo yankin Kaisariya Filibbi, sai ya tambayi almajiransa ya ce, “Wa mutane suke ce da Ɗan Mutum?”
14Suka amsa, “Waɗansu suna ce Yohanna Mai Baftisma; waɗansu kuma suna ce annabi Iliya; har wa yau waɗansu suna ce Irmiya ne ko kuma ɗaya daga cikin annabawa.”
15Ya tambaye su, “Amma ku fa, wane ne ni a ganinku?”
16Siman Bitrus ya amsa ya ce, “Kai ne Kiristi,16.16 Ko kuwa a Almasihu; haka ma a aya 20 Ɗan Allah mai rai.”
17Yesu ya amsa ya ce, “Mai albarka ne kai Siman ɗan Yunana, gama ba mutum ne ya bayyana maka wannan ba, sai dai Ubana da yake cikin sama. 18Ina kuwa gaya maka, kai ne Bitrus,16.18 Bitrus yana nufin dutse. a kan wannan dutse zan gina ikkilisiyata, kuma ƙofofin Hades16.18 Ko kuwa a lahira ba za su rinjaye ta ba. 19Zan ba ka mabuɗan mulkin sama; kome ka daure a duniya zai zama a daure a sama, kome kuma ka kunce a duniya zai zama a kunce a sama.” 20Sa’an nan ya gargaɗe almajiransa cewa kada su faɗa wa kowa shi ne Kiristi.
Yesu ya yi zancen mutuwarsa
(Markus 8.31–9.1; Luka 9.22-27)
21Tun daga wannan lokaci Yesu ya fara bayyana wa almajiransa cewa dole yă tafi Urushalima yă sha wahaloli da yawa a hannun dattawa, manyan firistoci da kuma malaman dokoki, dole a kashe shi, a rana ta uku kuma a tashe shi.
22Bitrus ya ja shi gefe ya fara tsawata masa yana cewa, “Sam, Ubangiji! Wannan ba zai taɓa faruwa da kai ba!”
23Yesu ya juya ya ce wa Bitrus, “Rabu da ni, Shaiɗan! Kai abin sa tuntuɓe ne a gare ni; ba ka tunanin al’amuran Allah, sai dai al’amuran mutane.”
24Sa’an nan Yesu ya ce wa almajiransa, “Duk mai son bina, dole yă ƙi kansa, yă ɗauki gicciyensa, yă bi ni. 25Gama duk mai son ceton ransa zai rasa shi, amma duk wanda ya rasa ransa saboda ni, zai same shi. 26Me mutum zai amfana in ya sami duniya duka, amma ya rasa ransa? Ko kuwa me mutum zai bayar a bakin ransa? 27Gama Ɗan Mutum zai zo cikin ɗaukakar Ubansa, tare da mala’ikunsa, sa’an nan zai ba wa kowane mutum lada gwargwadon abin da ya yi.
28“Gaskiya nake gaya muku, akwai waɗansu da suke tsaitsaye a nan da ba za su mutu ba sai sun ga Ɗan Mutum yana zuwa cikin mulkinsa.”