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Matthew 16:16-18 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

16 Simon Peter answered, “You are [a]the Christ, the Son of the living God.” 17 And Jesus said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon [b]Barjona, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. 18 I also say to you that you are [c]Peter, and upon this [d]rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.


  1. Matthew 16:16 I.e. the Messiah
  2. Matthew 16:17 I.e. son of Jonah
  3. Matthew 16:18 Gr Petros, a stone
  4. Matthew 16:18 Gr petra, large rock; bed-rock
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Matthew 16:16-18 New International Version (NIV)

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.


  1. Matthew 16:18 The Greek word for Peter means rock.
  2. Matthew 16:18 That is, the realm of the dead
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