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Matthew 16:13–18

PETER’S CONFESSION OF THE MESSIAH

13 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi,G,j he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?”H

14 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others, Elijah; still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”k

15 “But you,” he asked them, “who do you say that I am?”

16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”l

17 Jesus responded, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah,I,m because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but my Father in heaven.n 18 And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church,o and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.

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