Matthew 16:16-26 NLT

16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah,a 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,b 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’),c and upon this rock I will build my church, and all the powers of helld 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 forbide on earth will be forbidden in heaven, and whatever you permitf 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.
                  21 From then on Jesusg began to tell his disciples plainly that it was necessary for him to go to Jerusalem, and that he would suffer many terrible things at the hands of the elders, the leading priests, and the teachers of religious law. He would be killed, but on the third day he would be raised from the dead.

                  References for Matthew 16:21

                    • 16:21 - Some manuscripts read Jesus the Messiah.
                      22 But Peter took him aside and began to reprimand himh for saying such things. “Heaven forbid, Lord,” he said. “This will never happen to you!”

                      References for Matthew 16:22

                        • 16:22 - Or began to correct him.
                          23 Jesus turned to Peter and said, “Get away from me, Satan! You are a dangerous trap to me. You are seeing things merely from a human point of view, not from God’s.”
                          24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me.
                          25 If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake, you will save it.
                          26 And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul?i Is anything worth more than your soul?

                          References for Matthew 16:26

                            • 16:26 - Or your self? also in 16:26b .