18 And I also say to you that you are [a](A)Peter, and upon this [b]rock I will build My church; and the gates of (B)Hades will not overpower it. 19 I will give you (C)the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and (D)whatever you [c]bind on earth [d]shall have been bound in heaven, and whatever you [e]loose on earth [f]shall have been loosed in heaven.”

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 16:18 Gr Petros, a stone
  2. Matthew 16:18 Gr petra, massive rock formation; bedrock
  3. Matthew 16:19 I.e., forbid
  4. Matthew 16:19 Gr fut. pft. pass. tense
  5. Matthew 16:19 I.e., permit
  6. Matthew 16:19 Gr fut. pft. pass. tense