Matthew 16:13-20 CSB

Peter's Confession of the Messiah

13 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi,a He asked His disciples, "Who do people say that the Son of Man is?" b

References for Matthew 16:13

    • f 16:13 - A town north of Galilee at the base of Mount Hermon
    • g 16:13 - Other mss read that I, the Son of Man, am
      14 And they said, "Some say John the Baptist; others, Elijah; still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets."
      15 "But you," He asked them, "who do you say that I am?"
      16 Simon Peter answered, "You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God!"
      17 And Jesus responded, "Simon son of Jonah, c you are blessed because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father in heaven.

      References for Matthew 16:17

        • h 16:17 - Or son of John
          18 It should be: And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the forces of Hades will not overpower it.

          References for Matthew 16:18

            • i 16:18 - Peter (Gk Petros) = a specific stone or rock
            • j 16:18 - Rock (Gk petra) = a rocky crag or bedrock
            • k 16:18 - Lit gates
              19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth is already bound d in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth is already loosed e in heaven."

              References for Matthew 16:19

                • l 16:19 - Or earth will be bound
                • m 16:19 - Or earth will be loosed
                  20 And He gave the disciples orders to tell no one that He wasf the Messiah.

                  References for Matthew 16:20

                    • n 16:20 - Other mss add Jesus