Matthew 16:15

“He saith vnto them, But whom say ye that I am?”

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Other Translations

He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?
- King James Version

He *said to them, "But who do you say that I am?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He saith unto them, But who say ye that I am?
- American Standard Version (1901)

He says to them, But who do you say that I am?
- Basic English Bible

He says to them, But *ye*, who do ye say that I am?
- Darby Bible

He saith to them, But who say ye that I am?
- Webster's Bible

But you, who do you say that I am? He asked again.
- Weymouth Bible

He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?"
- World English Bible

Jhesus seide to hem, But whom seien ye me to be?
- Wycliffe Bible

He saith to them, `And ye -- who do ye say me to be?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 16:15

Mt 16:15 But whom say ye that I am? This is the great and smaller catechism, the one great and essential question. Christ is the one object of the Christian's faith. We say we believe in him; but in whom do we believe? The hour had not come for the settlement of what should constitute the Christian confession.

Discussion for Matthew 16

  • Ms. Smith
    I will give my opinion of what I read and hope it helps the viewers. My thoughts on this chapter. The Pharisees and Sadducees ask a sign. Jesus cautions against the doctrine of the Pharisees. Peter's testimony that Jesus was the Christ. Christ foretells his sufferings and rebukes Peter. The necessity of self-denial. Remember viewers Satan kills, still, and destroy. families who we love to attack.
  • Vanessa
    He warned not to listen to Pharisees, and Sadducees they spend their time teaching the word yet they no not who they speak of is standing in front of them. Peter was chosen to be the Rock of His Church when He was to leave them, Jesus did speak of satan sifting Peter. Peter told Him who he was and knew the word of God that His son was to die on the cross, how Jesus knew it was satan speaking. GB
  • SBCK Yasharahla
    I don't know if anyone ever addressed the question of whether or not CHRIST misspoke when He said that no man had ever ascended into Heaven.... He did not! He meant of their own accord. Remember, Elijah was caught up taken up in a whirlwind. GOD did that! Enoch was translated by GOD. The Holy Scriptures say that Enoch walked with GOD. He did not ascend of His own accord as Our Saviour did.
  • 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.

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