16 Simon Peter answered, “You are [a](A)the Christ, (B)the Son of (C)the living God.” 17 And Jesus said to him, “Blessed are you, (D)Simon [b]Barjona, because (E)flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. 18 I also say to you that you are [c](F)Peter, and upon this [d]rock I will build My church; and the gates of (G)Hades will not overpower it.

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  1. Matthew 16:16 I.e. the Messiah
  2. Matthew 16:17 I.e. son of Jonah
  3. Matthew 16:18 Gr Petros, a stone
  4. Matthew 16:18 Gr petra, large rock; bed-rock

16 and Simon Peter answering said, `Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.'

17 And Jesus answering said to him, `Happy art thou, Simon Bar-Jona, because flesh and blood did not reveal [it] to thee, but my Father who is in the heavens.

18 `And I also say to thee, that thou art a rock, and upon this rock I will build my assembly, and gates of Hades shall not prevail against it;

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