15 He *said to them, “But who do you yourselves say that I am?” 16 Simon Peter answered, “You are (A)the [a]Christ, (B)the Son of (C)the living God.” 17 And Jesus said to him, “Blessed are you, (D)Simon [b]Barjona, because (E)flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. 18 And I also say to you that you are [c](F)Peter, and upon this [d]rock I will build My church; and the gates of (G)Hades will not overpower it.

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  1. Matthew 16:16 I.e., Messiah
  2. Matthew 16:17 I.e., son of Jonah
  3. Matthew 16:18 Gr Petros, a stone
  4. Matthew 16:18 Gr petra, massive rock formation; bedrock