GOD’S WORD Translation

Matthew 16:18–19

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18 You are Peter, and I can guarantee that on this rocka I will build my church. And the gates of hell will not overpower it. 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you imprison, God will imprison. And whatever you set free, God will set free.”

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16:18 In Greek there is a play on words between petros (Peter or pebble) and petra (rock).