إِنَّكُم تَعْرِفُونَ أَنْ تُمَيِّزُوا وَجْهَ السَّمَاء، أَمَّا عَلامَاتُ الأَزْمِنَةِ فلا تَقْدِرُونَ أَنْ تُمَيِّزُوهَا. جِيْلٌ شِرِّيرٌ فَاجِرٌ يَطْلُبُ آيَة، ولَنْ يُعْطى آيَةً إِلاَّ آيَةَ يُونَان/You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times. An evil and adulterous generation asks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah

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إِنَّكُم تَعْرِفُونَ أَنْ تُمَيِّزُوا وَجْهَ السَّمَاء، أَمَّا عَلامَاتُ الأَزْمِنَةِ فلا تَقْدِرُونَ أَنْ تُمَيِّزُوهَا. جِيْلٌ شِرِّيرٌ فَاجِرٌ يَطْلُبُ آيَة، ولَنْ يُعْطى آيَةً إِلاَّ آيَةَ يُونَان
إنجيل القدّيس متّى16/من01حتى04/:”دنَا الفَرِّيسيُّونَ والصَّدُّوقيُّونَ مِنْ يَسُوعَ لِيُجَرِّبُوه، فَسَأَلُوهُ أَنْ يُريَهُم آيَةً مِنَ السَّمَاء. فَأَجَابَ وقَالَ لَهُم: «عِنْدَ حُلُولِ المَسَاءِ تَقُولُون: غَدًا صَحْوٌ! لأَنَّ السَّمَاءَ مُحْمَرَّة. وعِنْدَ الفَجْرِ تَقُولُون: أَليَوْمَ شِتَاء! لأَنَّ السَّمَاءَ مُحْمَرَّةٌ مُكْفَهِرَّة. إِنَّكُم تَعْرِفُونَ أَنْ تُمَيِّزُوا وَجْهَ السَّمَاء، أَمَّا عَلامَاتُ الأَزْمِنَةِ فلا تَقْدِرُونَ أَنْ تُمَيِّزُوهَا.جِيْلٌ شِرِّيرٌ فَاجِرٌ يَطْلُبُ آيَة، ولَنْ يُعْطى آيَةً إِلاَّ آيَةَ يُونَان». ثُمَّ تَرَكَهُم ومَضَى.”

You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times. An evil and adulterous generation asks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 16/01-04/:”The Pharisees and Sadducees came, and to test Jesus they asked him to show them a sign from heaven. He answered them, ‘When it is evening, you say, “It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.” And in the morning, “It will be stormy today, for the sky is red and threatening.” You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times. An evil and adulterous generation asks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah.’ Then he left them and went away.”

 

ومِنْ نَسْلِ دَاوُد، بِحَسَبِ ٱلوَعْد، أَقَامَ ٱللهُ لإِسرائِيلَ يَسُوعَ مُخَلِّصًا
سفر أعمال الرسل13/من13حتى25/:”يا إخوتي، أَقلَعَ بُولُسُ ورَفيقَاهُ مِنْ بَافُس، وأَتَوا إِلى بَرْجَةَ في بَمْفِيلِية، غَيْرَ أَنَّ يُوحَنَّا فَارَقَهُمَا وعَادَ إِلى أُورَشَلِيم. أَمَّا بُولسُ وبَرْنَابَا فَٱجْتازا مِن بَرجَة، ووَصَلا إِلى أَنْطَاكِيَةِ بِيسِيدِيَة، ودَخَلا ٱلمَجْمَعَ يَوْمَ ٱلسَّبتِ وجَلَسَا. وبَعْدَ قِرَاءَةِ ٱلتَّوْرَاةِ وٱلأَنْبِيَاء، أَرْسَلَ رُؤَسَاءُ ٱلمَجْمَعِ يَقُولُونَ لَهُمَا: «أَيُّهَا ٱلرَّجُلانِ ٱلأَخَوَان، إِنْ كَانَ لَدَيْكُمَا كَلِمَةُ تَشْجِيعٍ لِلشَّعب، فتَكَلَّمَا». فَقَامَ بُولُسُ وأَشَارَ بِيَدِهِ وقَال: «أَيُّها ٱلرِّجَالُ بَنُو إِسْرَائِيل، ويا أَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ يتَّقُونَ ٱلله، ٱسْمَعُوا: إِنَّ إِلهَ إِسْرَائِيلَ هذَا ٱخْتارَ آبَاءَنَا، ورَفَعَ شَأْنَ هذَا ٱلشَّعْبِ في غُرْبَتِهِ في أَرْضِ مِصْر، وأَخْرَجَهُم مِنْهَا بِذِراعٍ مُرْتَفِعَة. وأَعَالَهُم في ٱلبَرِّيَّةِ نَحْوَ أَربَعينَ سَنَة. وأَبَادَ سَبْعَ أُمَمٍ في أَرْضِ كَنْعَان، ووَزَّعَ علَيْهِم أَرْضَها مِيراثًا، مُدَّةَ أَربَعِ مِئَةٍ وخَمْسينَ سَنَة. ثُمَّ أَعْطَاهُم قُضَاةً حتَّى صَمُوئِيلَ ٱلنَّبِيّ. وبَعْدَ ذ لِكَ طَلَبُوا مَلِكًا فأَعْطَاهُمُ ٱللهُ شَاوُلَ بْنَ قَيْس، رجُلاً مِنْ سِبْطِ بِنْيَامِين، مُدَّةَ أَرْبَعينَ سَنَة. ثُمَّ عَزَلَهُ وأَقَامَ لَهُم دَاوُدَ مَلِكًا، وشَهِدَ لَهُ بِقَوْلِهِ: وَجَدْتُ دَاوُدَ بْنَ يَسَّى رَجُلاً على حَسَبِ قَلْبِي، وهُوَ سَيَعْمَلُ كُلَّ مَا أَشَاء. ومِنْ نَسْلِ دَاوُد، بِحَسَبِ ٱلوَعْد، أَقَامَ ٱللهُ لإِسرائِيلَ يَسُوعَ مُخَلِّصًا. وقَبْلَ مَجِيءِ يَسُوع، سَبَقَ يُوحَنَّا فَكَرَزَ بِمَعْمُودِيَّةِ تَوبَةٍ لِكُلِّ شَعْبِ إِسْرائِيل. ولَمَّا أَوشَكَ يُوحَنَّا أَنْ يُتِمَّ سَعْيَهُ، قَال: «مَنْ تَظُنُّونَ أَنِّي هُوَ؟ أَنَا لَسْتُ مَنْ تَظُنُّون. ولكِنْ هُوَذا يَأْتي بَعْدي مَنْ لَسْتُ أَهْلاً أَنْ أَحُلَّ رِباطَ حِذَائِهِ!”

 

 

I have found David, son of Jesse, to be a man after my heart, who will carry out all my wishes.Of this man’s posterity God has brought to Israel a Saviour, Jesus, as he promised
Acts of the Apostles 13/13-25:”Then Paul and his companions set sail from Paphos and came to Perga in Pamphylia. John, however, left them and returned to Jerusalem; but they went on from Perga and came to Antioch in Pisidia. And on the sabbath day they went into the synagogue and sat down. After the reading of the law and the prophets, the officials of the synagogue sent them a message, saying, ‘Brothers, if you have any word of exhortation for the people, give it.’So Paul stood up and with a gesture began to speak: ‘You Israelites, and others who fear God, listen. The God of this people Israel chose our ancestors and made the people great during their stay in the land of Egypt, and with uplifted arm he led them out of it. For about forty years he put up with them in the wilderness. After he had destroyed seven nations in the land of Canaan, he gave them their land as an inheritance for about four hundred and fifty years. After that he gave them judges until the time of the prophet Samuel. Then they asked for a king; and God gave them Saul son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, who reigned for forty years. When he had removed him, he made David their king. In his testimony about him he said, “I have found David, son of Jesse, to be a man after my heart, who will carry out all my wishes.”Of this man’s posterity God has brought to Israel a Saviour, Jesus, as he promised; before his coming John had already proclaimed a baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel. And as John was finishing his work, he said, “What do you suppose that I am? I am not he. No, but one is coming after me; I am not worthy to untie the thong of the sandals on his feet.”