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The New King James Version

Matthew 16:13–20

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Revelation of the Person of the King

Mark 8:27–30; Luke 9:18–21

13 When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, g“Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?”

14 So they said, h“Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or ione of the prophets.”

15 He said to them, “But who do jyou say that I am?”

16 Simon Peter answered and said, k“You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

17 Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, lfor flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but mMy Father who is in heaven.

Revelation of the Church

18 And I also say to you that nyou are Peter, and oon this rock I will build My church, and pthe gates of Hades shall not 7prevail against it. 19 qAnd I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth 8will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”

20 rThen He commanded His disciples that they should tell no one that He was Jesus the Christ.

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