Matthew 16:13-20 NLT

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

References for Matthew 16:13

    • 16:13 - “Son of Man” is a title Jesus used for himself.
      14 “Well,” they replied, “some say John the Baptist, some say Elijah, and others say Jeremiah or one of the other prophets.”
      15 Then he asked them, “But who do you say I am?”
      16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah,b the Son of the living God.”

      References for Matthew 16:16

        • 16:16 - Or the Christ. Messiah (a Hebrew term) and Christ (a Greek term) both mean “anointed one.”
          17 Jesus replied, “You are blessed, Simon son of John,c because my Father in heaven has revealed this to you. You did not learn this from any human being.

          References for Matthew 16:17

            • 16:17 - Greek Simon bar-Jonah; see John 1:42; 21:15-17 .
              18 Now I say to you that you are Peter (which means ‘rock’),d and upon this rock I will build my church, and all the powers of helle will not conquer it.

              References for Matthew 16:18

                • 16:18 - Greek that you are Peter.
                • 16:18 - Greek and the gates of Hades.
                  19 And I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven. Whatever you forbidf on earth will be forbidden in heaven, and whatever you permitg on earth will be permitted in heaven.”

                  References for Matthew 16:19

                    • 16:19 - Or bind, or lock.
                    • 16:19 - Or loose, or open .
                      20 Then he sternly warned the disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Messiah.