Matthew 16:13-20 The Passion Translation (TPT)
Peter’s Revelation of Christ
13 When Jesus came to Caesarea Philippi,[a] he asked his disciples this question: “What are the people saying about me, the Son of Man? Who do they believe I am?”
14 They answered, “Some are convinced you are John the Baptizer, others say you are Elijah reincarnated, or Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.”
15 “But you—who do you say that I am?” Jesus asked.
16 Simon Peter spoke up and said, “You are the Anointed One,[b] the Son of the living God!”
17 Jesus replied, “You are favored and privileged Simeon, son of Jonah![c] For you didn’t discover this on your own, but my Father in heaven has supernaturally revealed it to you. 18 I give you the name Peter, a stone.[d] And this truth of who I am will be the bedrock foundation on which I will build my church—my legislative assembly,[e] and the power of death[f] will not be able to overpower it![g] 19 I will give you the keys[h] of heaven’s kingdom realm to forbid on earth that which is forbidden in heaven, and to release on earth that which is released in heaven.”[i] 20 He then gave his disciples strict orders not to tell anyone that he was God’s Anointed One.