Peter's Confession of Christ

13 1Now when Jesus came into the district of 2Caesarea Philippi, He was asking His disciples, "Who do people say that 3the Son of Man is?"
14 And they said, "Some say 4John the Baptist; and others, 5Elijah; but still others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets."
15 He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?"
16 Simon Peter answered, "You are 6the Christ, 7the Son of 8the living God."
17 And Jesus said to him, "Blessed are you, 9Simon Barjona, because 10flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.
18 "I also say to you that you are 11Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of 12Hades will not overpower it.
19 "I will give you 13the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and 14whatever * you bind on earth shall have been bound in heaven, and whatever * you loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven."
20 15Then He warned the disciples that they should tell no one that He was 16the Christ.