16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah,[a] the Son of the living God.”
17 Jesus replied, “You are blessed, Simon son of John,[b] because my Father in heaven has revealed this to you. You did not learn this from any human being.18 Now I say to you that you are Peter (which means ‘rock’),[c] and upon this rock I will build my church, and all the powers of hell[d] will not conquer it.19 And I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven. Whatever you forbid[e] on earth will be forbidden in heaven, and whatever you permit[f] on earth will be permitted in heaven.”
16:16Or the Christ. Messiah (a Hebrew term) and Christ (a Greek term) both mean “anointed one.”
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