Matthew 16:13-19 NIV

Peter's Confession of Christ

16:13-16pp -- Mk 8:27-29; Lk 9:18-20

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

References for Matthew 16:13

      14 They replied, "Some say John the Baptist;1 others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets."2

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      15 "But what about you?" he asked. "Who do you say I am?"
      16 Simon Peter answered, "You are the Christ,a the Son of the living God."3

      References for Matthew 16:16

        • b 16:16 - Or "Messiah"; also in verse 20
          17 Jesus replied, "Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by man,4 but by my Father in heaven.5

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          18 And I tell you that you are Peter,b6 and on this rock I will build my church,7 and the gates of Hadesc will not overcome it.d

          References for Matthew 16:18

            • c 16:18 - "Peter" means "rock."
            • d 16:18 - Or "hell"
            • e 16:18 - Or "not prove stronger than it"
              19 I will give you the keys8 of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will bee bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will bef loosed in heaven."9

              References for Matthew 16:19

                • f 16:19 - Or "have been"
                • g 16:19 - Or "have been"