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Matthew 16:18 New King James Version (NKJV)

18 And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not [a]prevail against it.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 16:18 be victorious
New King James Version (NKJV)

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Matthew 16:18 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

18 And I also say to you that you are [a]Peter, and upon this [b]rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 16:18 Gr Petros, a stone
  2. Matthew 16:18 Gr petra, massive rock formation; bedrock
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Matthew 16:18 Amplified Bible (AMP)

18 And I say to you that you are [a]Peter, and on this [b]rock I will build My church; and the [c]gates of Hades (death) will not overpower it [by preventing the resurrection of the Christ].

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 16:18 Gr petros, a small or detached stone.
  2. Matthew 16:18 Gr petra, bedrock or a huge rock. Jesus uses a simple play on the Greek words petros and petra in this verse. Throughout the N.T. Christ is clearly depicted as both the foundation petra and chief cornerstone of the church. Here He praises Peter for his accurate confession of faith in Him as Messiah. Peter explains the role of believers as “living stones” in the church which is built on Christ as the foundation and cornerstone (1 Pet 2:5, 6).
  3. Matthew 16:18 The physical death of Christ will not hinder the establishment of the church nor will death overtake the church.
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Matthew 16:18 New International Version (NIV)

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.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 16:18 The Greek word for Peter means rock.
  2. Matthew 16:18 That is, the realm of the dead
New International Version (NIV)

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Matthew 16:18 King James Version (KJV)

18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

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