16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”(A)

17 Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood,(B) but by my Father in heaven.(C) 18 And I tell you that you are Peter,[a](D) and on this rock I will build my church,(E) and the gates of Hades[b] will not overcome it.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 16:18 The Greek word for Peter means rock.
  2. Matthew 16:18 That is, the realm of the dead

For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function,(A)

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For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function,(A)

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12 Be joyful in hope,(A) patient in affliction,(B) faithful in prayer.(C) 13 Share with the Lord’s people who are in need.(D) Practice hospitality.(E)

14 Bless those who persecute you;(F) bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.(G) 16 Live in harmony with one another.(H) Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position.[a] Do not be conceited.(I)

17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil.(J) Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone.(K) 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.(L) 19 Do not take revenge,(M) my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,”[b](N) says the Lord. 20 On the contrary:

“If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
    if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”[c](O)

21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 12:16 Or willing to do menial work
  2. Romans 12:19 Deut. 32:35
  3. Romans 12:20 Prov. 25:21,22

22 And God placed all things under his feet(A) and appointed him to be head(B) over everything for the church,

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23 which is his body,(A) the fullness of him(B) who fills everything in every way.(C)

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19 Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers,(A) but fellow citizens(B) with God’s people and also members of his household,(C) 20 built(D) on the foundation(E) of the apostles and prophets,(F) with Christ Jesus himself(G) as the chief cornerstone.(H) 21 In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple(I) in the Lord. 22 And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.(J)

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14 And over all these virtues put on love,(A) which binds them all together in perfect unity.(B)

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15 Let the peace of Christ(A) rule in your hearts, since as members of one body(B) you were called to peace.(C) And be thankful.

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