17 Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, (A)for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but (B)My Father who is in heaven. 18 And I also say to you that (C)you are Peter, and (D)on this rock I will build My church, and (E)the gates of Hades shall not [a]prevail against it. 19 (F)And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth [b]will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 16:18 be victorious
  2. Matthew 16:19 Or will have been bound . . . will have been loosed