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Matthew 16:16-18 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God!”

17 And Jesus responded, “Simon son of Jonah,[a] you are blessed because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father in heaven. 18 And I also say to you that you are Peter,[b] and on this rock[c] I will build My church, and the forces[d] of Hades will not overpower it.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 16:17 Or son of John
  2. Matthew 16:18 Peter (Gk Petros) = a specific stone or rock
  3. Matthew 16:18 Rock (Gk petra) = a rocky crag or bedrock
  4. Matthew 16:18 Lit gates

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