-Jesus began to explain plainly what He had to suffer by the elders, chief priests and scribes in order to be killed and rise again. This brings to light the overflowing compassion of our Lord for His disciples. He plainly told them His plan so they would not be confused, like a sheep without a shepherd. Though very little did their disciples understand about this great plan. -The respond of one of the disciples, Peter, the outspoken, used by the devil, tried to convince Jesus to back off from “His insanity.” He took the Lord aside to tell Him how foolish His plan was. His heart was so proud by that time that He felt he could give good advice to the source of wisdom. How prideful and deceitful our heart is, desperately sick, who can understand it? O Lord, make us humble before you. Let us acknowledge your wise, all-knowing power and trust in it. -Jesus responded him according to his foolishness. He called him Satan because by rebuking Jesus he was fulfilling the evil’s purposes. How often we are easily seduced by the devil to fulfill his purposes. A few verses before this recount, Jesus had called Peter a rock, now He is calling him Satan. What happened? Men are weak and subjected to err easily. But the name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe. O Lord, make us run into you, for we are desperately sick and wicked. -The ground Satan uses for his purposes is our settled minds on the things of man. Setting our minds on the things of God would be a wall that protects us from his attacks. Our minds and hearts are darkened by our lust after the things of this world. May God give us His light to break the dominion of things over us.
And he began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things
Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Y comenzó a enseñarles que el Hijo del Hombre debía padecer muchas cosas,
and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes
y ser rechazado por los ancianos, los principales sacerdotes y los escribas,
and be killed,
y ser muerto,
and after three days rise again.
y después de tres días resucitar.
And he said this plainly.
Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Y les decía estas palabras claramente.
And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him.
Y Pedro le llevó aparte y comenzó a reprenderlo.
But turning and seeing his disciples,
Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Mas El volviéndose y mirando a sus discípulos,
he rebuked Peter and said,
reprendió a Pedro y le dijo*:
"Get behind me, Satan!
¡Quítate de delante de mí, Satanás!,
For you are not setting your mind on the things of God,
porque no tienes en mente las cosas de Dios,
but on the things of man."
sino las de los hombres.
And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them,
Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Y llamando a la multitud y a sus discípulos, les dijo:
"If anyone would come after me,
Si alguno quiere venir en pos de mí,
let him deny himself
niéguese a sí mismo,
and take up his cross
tome su cruz,
and follow me.
For whoever would save his life will lose it,
Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Porque el que quiera salvar su vida, la perderá;
but whoever loses his life
pero el que pierda su vida
for my sake and the gospel's
por causa de mí y del evangelio,
will save it.
For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world
Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Pues, ¿de qué le sirve a un hombre ganar el mundo entero
and forfeit his soul?
y perder su alma?
For what can a man give in return for his soul?
Pues ¿qué dará un hombre a cambio de su alma?
For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation,
Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Porque cualquiera que se avergüence de mí y de mis palabras en esta generación adúltera y pecadora,
of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed
el Hijo del Hombre también se avergonzará de él,
when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels."
cuando venga en la gloria de su Padre con los santos ángeles.