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Matthew 16:13-20 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

13 And Jesus came into the parts of Caesarea of Philippi, and asked his disciples, and said [saying], Whom say men to be man's Son?

14 And they said, Some John Baptist; others Elias; and others Jeremy, or one of the prophets.

15 Jesus said to them [Jesus saith to them], But whom say ye me to be?

16 Simon Peter answered, and said, Thou art Christ, the Son of God living [Thou art Christ, the Son of quick God].

17 [Forsooth] Jesus answered, and said to him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona; for flesh and blood showed not to thee, but my Father that is in heavens.

18 And I say to thee, that thou art Peter, and on this stone I shall build my church, and the gates of hell shall not have power against it. [And I say to thee, for thou art Peter, and upon this stone I shall build my church, and the gates of hell shall not have might, or strength, against it.]

19 And to thee I shall give the keys of the kingdom of heavens; and whatever thou shalt bind on earth, shall be bound also in heavens; and whatever thou shalt unbind on earth, shall be unbound also in heavens.

20 Then he commanded to his disciples, that they should say to no man, that he was Jesus Christ.

Matthew 16:13-20 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

13 When Jesus arrived in the vicinity of the city which is called Caesarea Phillippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Who do men say that I, the Son of man, am? 14 They said, Some say you are John the Baptist, some Elijah, some Jeremiah, or one of the prophets. 15 He said to them, But who do you say that I am? 16 Simon Peter answered and said, You are Christ, the Son of the living God.

17 And Jesus answered and said to him, Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed that to you, but my Father who is in heaven. 18 And I say also to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my congregation. And the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. 19 And I will give to you the keys of the kingdom of heaven: whatever you bind upon earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

20 Then he charged his disciples to tell no one that he was Jesus the Christ.

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Matthew 16:13-20 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

13 [a]Now when Jesus came into the coasts of [b]Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I, the son of man, am?

14 And they said, Some say, [c]John Baptist: and some, Elijah: and others, Jeremiah, or one of the Prophets.

15 He said unto them, But whom say ye that I am?

16 Then Simon Peter answered, and said, Thou art that Christ, the son of the living God.

17 [d]And Jesus answered, and said to him, Blessed art thou, Simon, the son of Jonah: for [e]flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.

18 [f]And I say also unto thee, that thou art [g]Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church: and the [h]gates of hell shall not overcome it.

19 [i]And I will give unto thee the [j]keys of the Kingdom of heaven, and whatsoever thou shalt [k]bind upon earth, shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth, shall be loosed in heaven.

20 [l]Then he charged his disciples, that they should tell no man that he was Jesus that Christ.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 16:13 There are divers judgments and opinions of Christ, notwithstanding he is known of his alone.
  2. Matthew 16:13 There were two Caesareas, the one called Stratonis upon the sea Mediterranean, which Herod built sumptuously in the honor of Octavius, Josephus, lib. 15. The other was Caesarea Philippi, which Herod the great the Tetrarch’s son by Cleopatra built in the honor of Tiberius at the foot of Lebanon, Josephus, lib. 15.
  3. Matthew 16:14 As Herod thought.
  4. Matthew 16:17 Faith is of grace, not of nature.
  5. Matthew 16:17 By this kind of speech is meant man’s natural procreation upon the earth, the creature not being destroyed which was made, but deformed through sin: So then this is the meaning: this was not revealed to thee by any understanding of man, but God showed it thee from heaven.
  6. Matthew 16:18 That is true faith, which confesseth Christ, the virtue whereof is invisible.
  7. Matthew 16:18 Christ spoke in the Syrian tongue, and therefore used not this descanting betwixt Petros, which signifieth Peter, and Petra, which signifieth a rock, but in both places used this word Cephas: but his mind was that wrote in Greek, by the divers termination to make a difference between Peter, who is a piece of the building, and Christ the Petra, that is, the rock and foundation: or else he gave his name Peter, because of the confession of his faith, which is the Church’s as well as his, as the old fathers witness: For so saith Theophylact, That confession which thou hast made, shall be the foundation of the believers.
  8. Matthew 16:18 The enemies of the Church are compared to a strong kingdom, and therefore by Gates, are meant cities which are made strong with counsels and fortresses, and this is the meaning, whatsoever Satan can do by counsel or strength. So doth Paul, 2 Cor. 10:4, call them strongholds.
  9. Matthew 16:19 The authority of the Church is from God.
  10. Matthew 16:19 A metaphor taken of stewards which carry the keys: and here is set forth the power of the ministers of the word, as Isa. 22:22, and that power is common to all ministers, as Matt. 18:18, and therefore the ministers of the Gospel may rightly be called the key of the kingdom of heaven.
  11. Matthew 16:19 They are bound whose sins are retained, heaven is shut against them, because they received not Christ by faith: on the other side, how happy are they, to whom heaven is open, which embrace Christ, and are delivered by him, and become fellow heirs with him.
  12. Matthew 16:20 Men must first learn and then teach.
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Matthew 16:13-20 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

13 When Jesus came into the coasts of Cæsarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? 14 And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets. 15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? 16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. 17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. 18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. 19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. 20 Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ.

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