Matthew 16:14

“And they said, Some say that thou art Iohn the Baptist, some Elias, and others Ieremias, or one of þe Prophets.”

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Other Translations

And they said, Some [say that thou art] John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.
- King James Version

And they said, "Some {say} John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; but still others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they said, Some `say' John the Baptist; some, Elijah; and others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they said, Some say, John the Baptist; some, Elijah; and others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.
- Basic English Bible

And they said, Some, John the baptist; and others, Elias; and others again, Jeremias or one of the prophets.
- Darby Bible

And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some Elijah; and others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.
- Webster's Bible

Some say John the Baptist, they replied; "others Elijah; others Jeremiah or one of the Prophets."
- Weymouth Bible

They said, "Some say John the Baptizer, some, Elijah, and others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets."
- World English Bible

And thei seiden, Summe Joon Baptist; othere Elie; and othere Jeremye, or oon of the prophetis.
- Wycliffe Bible

and they said, `Some, John the Baptist, and others, Elijah, and others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 16:14


16:14 Jeremiah, or one of the prophets - There was at that time a current tradition among the Jews, that either Jeremiah, or some other of the ancient prophets would rise again before the Messiah came.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 16:14


Mt 16:14 Some [say that thou art] John the Baptist. Who had been killed by Herod a few months before. That was one popular notion regarding him, circulating, no doubt, chiefly among those who had never seen him. Herod Antipas entertained it (Mr 14:1). Elijah. It was very generally expected that Elijah was to return to the earth in connection with the Messiah's advent (Mal 4:5). One of the prophets. The Jews believed that at the coming of the Messiah the prophets were to rise again.

Discussion for Matthew 16

  • Terrell Rashar Reese
    I honestly think that this lesson was a good one to discuss at church. When Peter says that God has forbid Jesus rising in 3 days is false obviously . But what I am not understanding is when Jesus said "Get thee behind me, Satan. If you can tell us people who didn't understand that verse, that will mean a lot.
  • Stanjett
    And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. This is the only place in the bible the word Barjona is used. Which means son of Jona and dove. Many Simons in the bible but this Simon is Peter.
  • I am that Michael Isaac Dale
    You say, Peter was just the pebble in comparison. Who art thou that judges another man's servant? to his own master he stands or falls. Yea, he shall be held up: for God is able to make him stand. For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. For the body is not one member, but many.
  • Nicholas
    Jesus meant himself by 'rock....'. Peter was just the pebble in comparison.
  • Stephender
    The sign of Jonas, as spoken by Jesus, refers to false teachers, so Jesus sent Jonas to preach, for he was just. He refused, fearing the populace, He boarded a ship to escape, but couldn't, and was tossed overboard to save his shipmates. Today we have a religion which has warrantied an entirely corrupt product, and does not teach the true word, but corrupts itself with this alliance. Beware!!!!
  • Ron
    Jesus gave the Church several guarantees, one of which is in verse 18: the very gates of Hell shall not prevail against the Church. In spite of the commentary of the day which asserts the Church is headed into oblivion,Jesus Christ has guaranteed the Church that she will not be defeated.Not now, not ever! Rejoice and be glad!

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