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  • Matthew 16:13-19

    Peter’s declaration about Jesus

    13 Now when Jesus came to the area of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Human One is?”

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

    15 He said, “And what about you? Who do you say that I am?”

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

    17 Then Jesus replied, “Happy are you, Simon son of Jonah, because no human has shown this to you. Rather my Father who is in heaven has shown you. 18  I tell you that you are Peter. And I’ll build my church on this rock. The gates of the underworld won’t be able to stand against it. 19  I’ll give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven. Anything you fasten on earth will be fastened in heaven. Anything you loosen on earth will be loosened in heaven.”