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Matthew 16:17 Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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.

Matthew 16:17 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

17 And Jesus responded, “Simon son of Jonah,[a] you are blessed because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father in heaven.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 16:17 Or son of John

Matthew 16:17 Darby Translation (DARBY)

17 And Jesus answering said to him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jona, for flesh and blood has not revealed [it] to thee, but my Father who is in the heavens.

Matthew 16:17 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

17 Jesus said to him in reply, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah. For flesh and blood[a] has not revealed this to you, but my heavenly Father.

Footnotes:

  1. 16:17 Flesh and blood: a Semitic expression for human beings, especially in their weakness. Has not revealed this…but my heavenly Father: that Peter’s faith is spoken of as coming not through human means but through a revelation from God is similar to Paul’s description of his recognition of who Jesus was; see Gal 1:15–16, “…when he [God]…was pleased to reveal his Son to me….”
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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