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18 Now I say to you that you are Peter (which means ‘rock’),[a] and upon this rock I will build my church, and all the powers of hell[b] will not conquer it. 19 And I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven. Whatever you forbid[c] on earth will be forbidden in heaven, and whatever you permit[d] on earth will be permitted in heaven.”

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  1. 16:18a Greek that you are Peter.
  2. 16:18b Greek and the gates of Hades.
  3. 16:19a Or bind, or lock.
  4. 16:19b Or loose, or open.

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