Matthew 16:16

“And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Simon Peter answered, and said, Thou art Christ the sonne of the liuing God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Simon Peter answered, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Simon Peter made answer and said, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.
- Basic English Bible

And Simon Peter answering said, *Thou* art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
- Darby Bible

And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
- Webster's Bible

You, replied Simon Peter, "are the Christ, the Son of the ever-living God."
- Weymouth Bible

Simon Peter answered, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."
- World English Bible

Symount Petre answeride, and seide, Thou art Crist, the sone of God lyuynge.
- Wycliffe Bible

and Simon Peter answering said, `Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 16:16


16:16 Peter - Who was generally the most forward to speak.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 16:16


Mt 16:16 And Simon Peter answered. With the impetuosity and impulsiveness that were ever manifested in him, Peter replied at once and expressed the faith of all the apostolic band. Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. This confession not only sees in Jesus the promised Messiah, but in the Messiah recognizes the divine nature. The confession of Peter is the one Christian confession of the New Testament and of the apostolic age, and the very foundation of the church, into which all saints are built as living stones of the temple.

Discussion for Matthew 16

  • Lungo
    As for verse 28 it tells us that we won't be completely died when Jesus shall come again...some will be found still living and those who shall be found righteous shall never test death ........that's my view through the spirit of the living God.......Amen
  • Jo-An
    I am understanding what he is telling them a little better then I have been. I sit and think about what I have read and that s how I get my true understanding. I am going to continue to read the word and see if I really understanding. I ask the Lord to help me to really understand what he is telling. I love reading the Bible like this I can see the print better.
  • Marlene
    The chapter depicts Jesus boldness and determination to complete is purpose on earth which is to redeem the soul of man and to take his father God kingdom to heart of man. I however am having a difficulty interpreting verse 28. Can someone explain/
  • June Payton
    Matthew 16 teaches us love, trust and obedience. Self must be completely sacrificed as we give of ourselves as God leads us through His love, the guidance and love of Jesus Christ.
  • Irene Berry
    I love when Jesus talks with his disciples.
  • Cornetta epps
    I really like this chapter didn't know much at first but my grandfather help me get a better understanding love every verse in chapter 16... THANKS GOD FOR A BETTER UNDERSTANDING.

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