15 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” 16 Simon Peter replied, (A)“You are (B)the Christ, (C)the Son of (D)the living God.” 17 And Jesus answered him, (E)“Blessed are you, (F)Simon Bar-Jonah! For (G)flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, (H)but my Father who is in heaven. 18 And I tell you, (I)you are Peter, and (J)on this rock[a] I will build my church, and (K)the gates of (L)hell[b] shall not prevail against it. 19 I will give you (M)the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and (N)whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed[c] in heaven.”

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 16:18 The Greek words for Peter and rock sound similar
  2. Matthew 16:18 Greek the gates of Hades
  3. Matthew 16:19 Or shall have been bound… shall have been loosed

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