Daily Readings

August 17, 2019

Joshua 24: 14- 19

24:14Now therefore, fear the Lord, and serve him with a perfect and very sincere heart. And take away the gods that your fathers served in Mesopotamia and in Egypt, and serve the Lord.
24:15But if it seems evil to you that you would serve the Lord, a choice is given to you. Choose today what pleases you, and whom you ought to serve above all else, either the gods that your fathers served in Mesopotamia, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you live: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
24:16And the people responded, and they said: “Far be it from us that we would forsake the Lord, and serve foreign gods.
24:17The Lord our God himself led us and our fathers away from the land of Egypt, from the house of servitude. And he accomplished immense signs in our sight, and he preserved us along the entire way by which we journeyed, and among all the people through whom we passed.
24:18And he cast out all the nations, the Amorite, the inhabitant of the land that we entered. And so, we will serve the Lord, for he is our God.”
24:19And Joshua said to the people: “You will not be able to serve the Lord. For he is a holy and powerful God, and he is jealous, and he will not ignore your wickedness and sins.

Gospel

Matthew 19: 13- 15

19:13 Then they brought to him little children, so that he would place his hands upon them and pray. But the disciples rebuked them.
19:14 Yet truly, Jesus said to them: “Allow the little children to come to me, and do not choose to prohibit them. For the kingdom of heaven is among such as these.”
19:15 And when he had imposed his hands upon them, he went away from there.

August 16, 2019

Reading

Joshua   24: 1-13

24:1 And Joshua gathered together all the tribes of Israel at Shechem, and he called those greater by birth, and the leaders and judges and teachers. And they stood in the sight of the Lord.

24:2 And he spoke to the people in this way: “Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel: ‘Your fathers lived, in the beginning, across the river: Terah, the father of Abraham, and Nahor. And they served strange gods.

24:3 Then I brought your father Abraham from the parts of Mesopotamia, and I led him into the land of Canaan. And I multiplied his offspring,

24:4 and I gave to him Isaac. And to him, I gave again Jacob and Esau. And I gave mount Seir to Esau as a possession. Yet truly, Jacob and his sons descended into Egypt.

24:5 And I sent Moses and Aaron, and I struck Egypt with many signs and portents.

24:6 And I led you and your fathers away from Egypt, and you arrived at the sea. And the Egyptians pursued your fathers with chariots and horsemen, as far as the Red Sea.

24:7 Then the sons of Israel cried out to the Lord. And he stationed a darkness between you and the Egyptians, and he led the sea over them, and he covered them. Your eyes saw all that I did in Egypt, and you lived in the wilderness for a long time.

24:8 And I led you into the land of the Amorite, who was living beyond the Jordan. And when they fought against you, I delivered them into your hands, and you possessed their land, and you put them to death.

24:9 Then Balak, the son of Zippor, the king of Moab, rose up and fought against Israel. And he sent and called for Balaam, the son of Beor, so that he might curse you.

24:10 And I was not willing to listen to him, but on the contrary, I blessed you through him, and I freed you from his hand.

24:11 And you crossed over the Jordan, and you arrived at Jericho. And the men of that city fought against you: the Amorite, and the Perizzite, and the Canaanite, and the Hittite, and the Girgashite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite. And I delivered them into your hands.

24:12 And I sent wasps before you. And I drove them from their places, the two kings of the Amorites, but not by your sword, and not by your bow.

24:13 And I gave you a land, in which you did not labor, and cities, which you did not build, so that you might live in them, and vineyards and olive groves, which you did not plant.’

Gospel

Matthew   19: 3-12

19:3 And the Pharisees approached him, testing him, and saying, “Is it lawful for a man to separate from his wife, no matter what the cause?”

19:4 And he said to them in response, “Have you not read that he who made man from the beginning, made them male and female?” And he said:

19:5 “For this reason, a man shall separate from father and mother, and he shall cling to his wife, and these two shall become one flesh.

19:6 And so, now they are not two, but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, let no man separate.”

19:7 They said to him, “Then why did Moses command him to give a bill of divorce, and to separate?”

19:8 He said to them: “Although Moses permitted you to separate from your wives, due to the hardness of your heart, it was not that way from the beginning.

19:9 And I say to you, that whoever will have separated from his wife, except because of fornication, and who will have married another, commits adultery, and whoever will have married her who has been separated, commits adultery.”

19:10 His disciples said to him, “If such is the case for a man with a wife, then it is not expedient to marry.”

19:11 And he said to them: “Not everyone is able to grasp this word, but only those to whom it has been given.

19:12 For there are chaste persons who were born so from their mother’s womb, and there are chaste persons who have been made so by men, and there are chaste persons who have made themselves chaste for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. Whoever is able to grasp this, let him grasp it.”

August 15, 2019

The Assumption of Mary

First Reading

Revelation 11: 19-, 12: 1- 6, 10

11:19 And the temple of God was opened in heaven. And the Ark of his Testament was seen in his temple. And there were lightnings and voices and thunders, and an earthquake, and great hail.

12:1 And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon was under her feet, and on her head was a crown of twelve stars.
12:2 And being with child, she cried out while giving birth, and she was suffering in order to give birth.
12:3 And another sign was seen in heaven. And behold, a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads were seven diadems.
12:4 And his tail drew down a third part of the stars of heaven and cast them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman, who was about to give birth, so that, when she had brought forth, he might devour her son.
12:5 And she brought forth a male child, who was soon to rule all the nations with an iron rod. And her son was taken up to God and to his throne.
12:6 And the woman fled into solitude, where a place was being held ready by God, so that they might pasture her in that place for one thousand two hundred and sixty days.

12:10 And I heard a great voice in heaven, saying: “Now have arrived salvation and virtue and the kingdom of our God and the power of his Christ. For the accuser of our brothers has been cast down, he who accused them before our God day and night.

Second Reading

First Corinthians 15: 20- 27

15:20 But now Christ has risen again from the dead, as the first-fruits of those who sleep.
15:21 For certainly, death came through a man. And so, the resurrection of the dead came through a man
15:22 And just as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be brought to life,
15:23 but each one in his proper order: Christ, as the first-fruits, and next, those who are of Christ, who have believed in his advent.
15:24 Afterwards is the end, when he will have handed over the kingdom to God the Father, when he will have emptied all principality, and authority, and power.
15:25 For it is necessary for him to reign, until he has set all his enemies under his feet.
15:26 Lastly, the enemy called death shall be destroyed. For he has subjected all things under his feet. And although he says,
15:27 “All things have been subjected to him,” without doubt he does not include the One who has subjected all things to him.

Gospel

Luke 1: 39- 56

1:39 And in those days, Mary, rising up, traveled quickly into the hill country, to a city of Judah.
1:40 And she entered into the house of Zechariah, and she greeted Elizabeth.
1:41 And it happened that, as Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the infant leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.
1:42 And she cried out with a loud voice and said: “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.
1:43 And how does this concern me, so that the mother of my Lord would come to me?
1:44 For behold, as the voice of your greeting came to my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy.
1:45 And blessed are you who believed, for the things that were spoken to you by the Lord shall be accomplished.”
1:46 And Mary said: “My soul magnifies the Lord.
1:47 And my spirit leaps for joy in God my Saviour.
1:48 For he has looked with favor on the humility of his handmaid. For behold, from this time, all generations shall call me blessed.
1:49 For he who is great has done great things for me, and holy is his name.
1:50 And his mercy is from generation to generations for those who fear him.
1:51 He has accomplished powerful deeds with his arm. He has scattered the arrogant in the intentions of their heart.
1:52 He has deposed the powerful from their seat, and he has exalted the humble.
1:53 He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent away empty.
1:54 He has taken up his servant Israel, mindful of his mercy,
1:55 just as he spoke to our fathers: to Abraham and to his offspring forever.”
1:56 Then Mary stayed with her for about three months. And she returned to her own house.

August 14, 2019

Feast of St. Maximillian Kolbe

Reading

Deuteronomy    34: 1-12

34:1Therefore, Moses ascended from the plains of Moab onto Mount Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, opposite Jericho. And the Lord revealed to him the entire land of Gilead, as far as Dan,
34:2and all of Naphtali, and the land of Ephraim and Manasseh, and the entire land of Judah, even to the furthest sea,
34:3and the southern region, and the breadth of the plain of Jericho, the city of palms, as far as Zoar.
34:4And the Lord said to him: “This is the land, about which I swore to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, saying: I will give it to your offspring. You have seen it with your eyes, but you shall not cross over to it.”
34:5And Moses, the servant of the Lord, died in that place, in the land of Moab, by order of the Lord.
34:6And he buried him in the valley of the land of Moab, opposite Peor. And no man knows where his sepulcher is, even to the present day.
34:7Moses was one hundred and twenty years old when he died. His eye was not dimmed, nor were his teeth displaced.
34:8And the sons of Israel wept for him in the plains of Moab for thirty days. And then the days of their wailing, during which they mourned Moses, were completed.
34:9Truly, Joshua, the son of Nun, was filled with the spirit of wisdom, for Moses had laid his hands upon him. And the sons of Israel were obedient to him, and they did as the Lord instructed Moses.
34:10And no other prophet rose up in Israel like Moses, one whom the Lord knew face to face,
34:11one with all the signs and wonders, which he sent through him, to perform in the land of Egypt, against Pharaoh, and all his servants, and his entire land,
34:12nor one with such a powerful hand and such great miracles as Moses did in the sight of all Israel.

Gospel

Matthew    18: 15-20

18:15 But if your brother has sinned against you, go and correct him, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you will have regained your brother.

18:16 But if he will not listen you, invite with you one or two more, so that every word may stand by the mouth of two or three witnesses.

18:17 And if he will not listen to them, tell the Church. But if he will not listen to the Church, let him be to you like the pagan and the tax collector.

18:18 Amen I say to you, whatever you will have bound on earth, shall be bound also in heaven, and whatever you will have released on earth, shall be released also in heaven.

18:19 Again I say to you, that if two of those among you have agreed on earth, about anything whatsoever that they have requested, it shall be done for them by my Father, who is in heaven.

18:20 For wherever two or three are gathered in my name, there am I, in their midst.”

August 13, 2019

Reading

Deuteronomy   31: 1-8

31:1 And so, Moses went out, and he spoke all these words to all of Israel.

31:2 And he said to them: “Today, I am one hundred and twenty years old. I am no longer able to go out and return, especially since the Lord has also said to me, ‘You shall not cross this Jordan.’

31:3 Therefore, the Lord your God will go across before you. He himself will abolish all these nations in your sight, and you shall possess them. And this man Joshua shall go across before you, just as the Lord has spoken.

31:4 And the Lord will do to them just as he did to Sihon and Og, the kings of the Amorites, and to their land, and he will wipe them away.

31:5 Therefore, when the Lord will have delivered these to you also, you shall act similarly toward them, just as I have instructed you.

31:6 Act manfully and be strengthened. Do not be afraid, and do not dread at the sight of them. For the Lord your God himself is your commander, and he will neither dismiss nor abandon you.”

31:7 And Moses called Joshua, and, before all of Israel, he said to him: ‘Be strong and valiant. For you shall lead this people into the land which the Lord swore that he would give to their fathers, and you shall divide it by lot.

31:8 And the Lord, who is your commander, will himself be with you. He will neither renounce nor abandon you. Do not be afraid, and do not dread.”

Gospel

The Holy Gospel According to Matthew   18: 1-5, 10, 12-14

18:1In that hour, the disciples drew near to Jesus, saying, “Whom do you consider to be greater in the kingdom of heaven?”
18:2And Jesus, calling to himself a little child, placed him in their midst.
18:3And he said: “Amen I say to you, unless you change and become like little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
18:4Therefore, whoever will have humbled himself like this little child, such a one is greater in the kingdom of heaven.
18:5And whoever shall accept one such little child in my name, accepts me.
18:10See to it that you do not despise even one of these little ones. For I say to you, that their Angels in heaven continually look upon the face of my Father, who is in heaven.
18:12How does it seem to you? If someone has one hundred sheep, and if one of them has gone astray, should he not leave behind the ninety-nine in the mountains, and go out to seek what has gone astray?
18:13And if he should happen to find it: Amen I say to you, that he has more joy over that one, than over the ninety-nine which did not go astray.
18:14Even so, it is not the will before your Father, who is in heaven, that one of these little ones should be lost.

August 12, 2019

Deuteronomy 10: 12- 22

10:12And now, O Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you? Only that you fear the Lord your God, and walk in his ways, and love him, and serve the Lord your God with your whole heart and with your whole soul,
10:13and that you keep the commandments of the Lord, and his ceremonies, which I am instructing to you this day, so that it may be well with you.
10:14Lo, heaven belongs to the Lord your God, and the heaven of heaven, and the earth, and all the things that are within these.
10:15Now the Lord was closely joined to your fathers, and he loved them, and he chose their offspring after them, that is, you yourselves, out of all the nations, just as is being proven today.
10:16Therefore, circumcise the foreskin of your heart, and no longer stiffen your neck.
10:17For the Lord your God himself is the God of gods, and the Lord of lords, a God great and powerful and terrible, who favors no person and accepts no bribe.
10:18He accomplishes judgment for the orphan and the widow. He loves the sojourner, and he gives him food as well as clothing.
10:19Therefore, you also should love sojourners, for you also were new arrivals in the land of Egypt.
10:20You shall fear the Lord your God, and him alone shall you serve. You shall cling to him, and you shall swear by his name.
10:21He is your praise and your God. He has done for you these great and terrible things, which your eyes have seen.
10:22As seventy souls, your fathers descended into Egypt. And now, behold, the Lord your God has multiplied you to be like the stars of heaven.”

Matthew 17: 21- 26

17:21And when they were conversing together in Galilee, Jesus said to them: “The Son of man shall be delivered into the hands of men.
17:22And they will kill him, but he will rise again on the third day.” And they were extremely saddened.
17:23And when they had arrived at Capernaum, those who collected the half shekel approached Peter, and they said to him, “Doesn’t your Teacher pay the half shekel?”
17:24He said, “Yes.” And when he had entered into the house, Jesus went before him, saying: “How does it seem to you, Simon? The kings of the earth, from whom do they receive tribute or the census tax: from their own sons or from foreigners?”
17:25And he said, “From foreigners.” Jesus said to him: “Then the sons are free.
17:26But so that we may not become an obstacle to them: go to the sea, and cast in a hook, and take the first fish that is brought up, and when you have opened its mouth, you will find a shekel. Take it and give it to them, for me and for you.”

August 11, 2019

First Reading

Wisdom 18: 6- 9

18:6 For that night was known beforehand by our fathers, so that, knowing the truth of the oaths in which they had trusted, they might be more peaceful in their souls.
18:7 Yet your people received not only the salvation of the just, but also the destruction of the unjust.
18:8 For just as you wounded our adversaries, so also did you greatly esteem calling us forth.
18:9 For the just children of goodness were secretly offering sacrifice, and in agreement they administered the law of justice, so that both good and bad would be able to receive justice, and so that you might now approve of their chanting to the father.

Second Reading

Hebrews 11: 1- 2, 8- 19

11:1 Now, faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not apparent.
11:2 For this reason, the ancients were given testimony.

11:8 By faith, the one called Abraham obeyed, going out to the place that he was to receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going.
11:9 By faith, he stayed in the Land of the Promise as if in a foreign land, dwelling in cottages, with Isaac and Jacob, co-heirs of the same promise.
11:10 For he was awaiting a city having firm foundations, whose designer and builder is God.
11:11 By faith also, Sarah herself, being barren, received the ability to conceive offspring, even though she was past that age in life. For she believed him to be faithful, who had promised.
11:12 Because of this, there were also born, from one who himself was as if dead, a mulititude like the stars of heaven, who are, like the sand of the seashore, innumerable.
11:13 All of these passed away, adhering to faith, not having received the promises, yet beholding them from afar and saluting them, and confessing themselves to be sojourners and guests upon the earth.
11:14 For those who speak in this way are themselves indicating that they seek a homeland.
11:15 And if, indeed, they had been mindful of the very place from which they departed, they certainly would have returned in time.
11:16 But now they hunger for a better place, that is, Heaven. For this reason, God is not ashamed to be called their God. For he has prepared a city for them.
11:17 By faith, Abraham, when he was tested, offered Isaac, so that he who had received the promises was offering up his only son.
11:18 To him, it was said, “Through Isaac, shall your offspring be summoned,”
11:19 indicating that God is even able to raise up from the dead. And thus, he also established him as a parable.

Gospel

Luke 12: 32- 48

12:32 Do not be afraid, little flock; for it has pleased your Father to give you the kingdom.
12:33 Sell what you possess, and give alms. Make for yourselves purses that will not wear out, a treasure that will not fall short, in heaven, where no thief approaches, and no moth corrupts.
12:34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
12:35 Let your waists be girded, and let lamps be burning in your hands.
12:36 And let you yourselves be like men awaiting their lord, when he will return from the wedding; so that, when he arrives and knocks, they may open to him promptly.
12:37 Blessed are those servants whom the Lord, when he returns, will find being vigilant. Amen I say to you, that he will gird himself and have them sit down to eat, while he, continuing on, will minister to them.
12:38 And if he will return in the second watch, or if in the third watch, and if he will find them to be so: then blessed are those servants.
12:39 But know this: that if the father of the family knew at what hour the thief would arrive, he would certainly stand watch, and he would not permit his house to be broken into.
12:40 You also must be prepared. For the Son of man will return at an hour that you will not realize.”
12:41 Then Peter said to him, “Lord, are you telling this parable to us, or also to everyone?”
12:42 So the Lord said: “Who do you think is the faithful and prudent steward, whom his Lord has appointed over his family, in order to give them their measure of wheat in due time?
12:43 Blessed is that servant if, when his Lord will return, he will find him acting in this manner.
12:44 Truly I say to you, that he will appoint him over all that he possesses.
12:45 But if that servant will have said in his heart, ‘My Lord has made a delay in his return,’ and if he has begun to strike the men and women servants, and to eat and drink, and to be inebriated,
12:46 then the Lord of that servant will return on a day which he hoped not, and at an hour which he knew not. And he will separate him, and he will place his portion with that of the unfaithful.
12:47 And that servant, who knew the will of his Lord, and who did not prepare and did not act according to his will, will be beaten many times over.
12:48 Yet he who did not know, and who acted in a way that deserves a beating, will be beaten fewer times. So then, of all to whom much has been given, much will be required. And of those to whom much has been entrusted, even more will be asked.

August 10, 2019

Feast of St. Lawrence

Second Paul to Corinthians 9: 6- 10

9:6 But I say this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly. And whoever sows with blessings shall also reap from blessings:
9:7 each one giving, just as he has determined in his heart, neither out of sadness, nor out of obligation. For God loves a cheerful giver.
9:8 And God is able to make every grace abound in you, so that, always having what you need in all things, you may abound unto every good work,
9:9 just as it was written: “He has distributed widely, he has given to the poor; his justice remains from age to age.”
9:10 And he who ministers seed to the sower will offer you bread to eat, and will multiply your seed, and will increase the growth of the fruits of your justice.

John 12: 24- 26

12:24 Amen, amen, I say to you, unless the grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies,
12:25 it remains alone. But if it dies, it yields much fruit. Whoever loves his life, will lose it. And whoever hates his life in this world, preserves it unto eternal life.
12:26 If anyone serves me, let him follow me. And where I am, there too my minister shall be. If anyone has served me, my Father will honor him.

August 9, 2019

Deuteronomy 4: 32- 40

4:32Inquire concerning the days of antiquity, which were before you, from the day when God created man upon the earth, from one end of heaven to another, if anything similar has ever occurred, or whether any such thing has ever been known,
4:33that a people would hear the voice of God, speaking from the midst of fire, just as you have heard it, and live,
4:34whether God has acted so as to enter and take for himself a nation from the midst of the nations, by means of tests, signs, and wonders, by means of fighting, and a strong hand, and an outstretched arm, and terrible visions, in accord with all the things which the Lord your God has accomplished for you in Egypt, in the sight of your eyes.
4:35So may you know that the Lord himself is God, and there is no other beside him.
4:36He has caused you to hear his voice from heaven, so that he might teach you. And he showed you his exceedingly great fire on earth, and you heard his words from the midst of the fire.
4:37For he loved your fathers, and he chose their offspring after them. And he led you away from Egypt, advancing before you with his great power,
4:38so as to wipe away, upon your arrival, nations, very great and stronger than you, and so as to lead you in, and to present to you their land as a possession, just as you discern in the present day.
4:39Therefore, know on this day and consider in your heart, that the Lord himself is God in heaven above, and on earth below, and there is no other.
4:40Keep his precepts and commandments, which I am teaching to you, so that it may be well with you, and with your sons after you, and so that you may remain for a long time upon the land, which the Lord your God will give to you.”

Gospel

Matthew 16: 24-28

16:24 Then Jesus said to his disciples: “If anyone is willing to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

16:25 For whoever would save his life, will lose it. But whoever will have lost his life for my sake, shall find it.

16:26 For how does it benefit a man, if he gains the whole world, yet truly suffers damage to his soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

16:27 For the Son of man will arrive in the glory of his Father, with his Angels. And then he will repay each one according to his works.

16:28 Amen I say to you, there are some among those standing here, who shall not taste death, until they see the Son of man arriving in his reign.”

August 8, 2019

Numbers 20: 1- 13

20:1And the sons of Israel, and the entire multitude, went into the desert of Sin, in the first month. And the people stayed at Kadesh. And Miriam died there, and she was buried in the same place.
20:2And when the people were in need of water, they came together against Moses and Aaron.
20:3And as it turned into sedition, they said: “If only we had perished among our brothers in the sight of the Lord.
20:4Why have you led away the Church of the Lord, into the wilderness, so that both we and our cattle would die?
20:5Why did you cause us to ascend from Egypt, and why have you led us into this most wretched place, which is not able to be sown, which does not produce figs, or vines, or pomegranates, and which, moreover, does not even have water to drink?”
20:6And Moses and Aaron, dismissing the multitude, entered the tabernacle of the covenant, and they fell prone on the ground, and they cried out to the Lord, and they said: “O Lord God, listen to the outcry of this people, and open for them, from your storehouse, a fountain of living water, so that, being satisfied, their murmuring may cease.” And the glory of the Lord appeared over them.
20:7And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:
20:8“Take the rod, and gather the people, you and your brother Aaron, and speak to the rock before them, and it shall bestow waters. And when you have brought forth water from the rock, the entire multitude and their cattle shall drink.”
20:9Therefore, Moses took the rod, which was in the sight of the Lord, just as he had instructed him.
20:10And having gathered the multitude before the rock, he said to them: “Listen, you who are rebellious and unbelieving. Would we be able to cast out water from this rock?”
20:11And when Moses had lifted up his hand, striking the stone twice with the rod, very great waters went forth, so much so that the people and their cattle were able to drink.
20:12And the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, “Because you did not believe me, so as to sanctify me before the sons of Israel, you shall not lead this people into the land, which I will give to them.”
20:13This is the Water of Contradiction, where the sons of Israel were quarreling against the Lord, and he was sanctified in them.


The Holy Gospel According to Matthew   16: 13-23

16:13Then Jesus went into parts of Caesarea Philippi. And he questioned his disciples, saying, “Who do men say that the Son of man is?”
16:14And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, and others say Elijah, still others say Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”
16:15Jesus said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”
16:16Simon Peter responded by saying, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
16:17And in response, Jesus said to him: “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah. For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father, who is in heaven.
16:18And I say to you, that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church, and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it.
16:19And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven. And whatever you shall bind on earth shall be bound, even in heaven. And whatever you shall release on earth shall be released, even in heaven.”
16:20Then he instructed his disciples that they should tell no one that he is Jesus the Christ.
16:21From that time, Jesus began to reveal to his disciples that it was necessary for him to go to Jerusalem, and to suffer much from the elders and the scribes and the leaders of the priests, and to be killed, and to rise again on the third day.
16:22And Peter, taking him aside, began to rebuke him, saying, “Lord, may it be far from you; this shall not happen to you.”
16:23And turning away, Jesus said to Peter: “Get behind me, Satan; you are an obstacle to me. For you are not behaving according to what is of God, but according to what is of men.”