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Matthew 16:13-20 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Peter’s Confession of Christ

13 Now when Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He was asking His disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” 14 And they said, “Some say John the Baptist; and others, [a]Elijah; and still others, [b]Jeremiah, or one of the other prophets.” 15 He *said to them, “But who do you yourselves say that I am?” 16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the [c]Christ, the Son of the living God.” 17 And Jesus said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon [d]Barjona, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. 18 And I also say to you that you are [e]Peter, and upon this [f]rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it. 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you [g]bind on earth [h]shall have been bound in heaven, and whatever you [i]loose on earth [j]shall have been loosed in heaven.” 20 Then He gave the disciples strict orders that they were to tell no one that He was the [k]Christ.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 16:14 Gr Elias
  2. Matthew 16:14 Gr Jeremias
  3. Matthew 16:16 I.e., Messiah
  4. Matthew 16:17 I.e., son of Jonah
  5. Matthew 16:18 Gr Petros, a stone
  6. Matthew 16:18 Gr petra, massive rock formation; bedrock
  7. Matthew 16:19 I.e., forbid
  8. Matthew 16:19 Gr fut. pft. pass. tense
  9. Matthew 16:19 I.e., permit
  10. Matthew 16:19 Gr fut. pft. pass. tense
  11. Matthew 16:20 I.e., Messiah
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Matthew 16:13-20 New International Version (NIV)

Peter Declares That Jesus Is the Messiah

13 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?”

14 They 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?”

16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”

17 Jesus 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. 18 And I tell you that you are Peter,[a] and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades[b] will not overcome it. 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be[c] bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be[d] loosed in heaven.” 20 Then he ordered his disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Messiah.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 16:18 The Greek word for Peter means rock.
  2. Matthew 16:18 That is, the realm of the dead
  3. Matthew 16:19 Or will have been
  4. Matthew 16:19 Or will have been
New International Version (NIV)

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