Matthew 16:13

“When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

When Iesus came into the coasts of Cesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom doe men say, that I, the sonne of man, am?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, He was asking His disciples, "Who do people say that the Son of Man is?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now when Jesus came into the parts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Who do men say that the Son of man is?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now when Jesus had come into the parts of Caesarea Philippi, he said, questioning his disciples, Who do men say that the Son of man is?
- Basic English Bible

But when Jesus was come into the parts of Caesarea-Philippi, he demanded of his disciples, saying, Who do men say that I the Son of man am?
- Darby Bible

When Jesus came into the borders of Cesarea Phillippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Who do men say that I the Son of man am?
- Webster's Bible

When He arrived in the neighbourhood of Caesarea Philippi, Jesus questioned His disciples. "Who do people say that the Son of Man is?" He asked.
- Weymouth Bible

Now when Jesus came into the parts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, "Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?"
- World English Bible

And Jhesus cam in to the parties of Cesarie of Filip, and axide hise disciplis, and seide, Whom seien men to be mannus sone?
- Wycliffe Bible

And Jesus, having come to the parts of Cesarea Philippi, was asking his disciples, saying, `Who do men say me to be -- the Son of Man?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 16:13


16:13 And Jesus coming - There was a large interval of time between what has been related, and what follows. The passages that follow were but a short time before our Lord suffered. #Mark 8:27|; Luke 9:18.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 16:13


Mt 16:13 When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi. Compare Mr 8:27-38 Lu 9:18-22. This city was located near the base of Mt. Hermon, at a source of the Jordan, and in the northeast extremity of Palestine. It was called Caesarea Philippi by Herod Philip, who rebuilt it in honor of Tiberius Caesar, and added Philippi after his own name, to distinguish it from Caesarea on the Mediterranean coast. It has now about fifty houses, many ruins of columns, towers, temples, a bridge, and a remarkable castle. Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? The original Greek is more specific, and means, "Who do the common people say that I am"? He does not ask for the opinion of the scribes, Pharisees, or priests, but of the people.

Discussion for Matthew 16

  • Christen
    the lord is my shepherd shall not want
  • A disciple
    Son of man speaks of His humanity, Son of God speaks of His divinity; both are True Names for Yeshua ha Moshiach, Jesus the Anointed. Read Luke 1:26-37; "..behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:.."
  • A dsiciple
    You do greatly err not knowing the Scriptures! The Saviour of the world was to come through the line of David, according to the flesh: Christ had to come in flesh to be bruised by the seed of the devil, so that He might break the serpent's head. (Gen. 3:14-15) "The LORD hath sworn in truth unto David; he will not turn from it; Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne." (Psalm 132:11)
  • Lu2677
    Soul Brother, there is nothing on earth worth going to hell for. Just to answer the question you asked "what is dear to us on earth?" Probably a rhetorical question. I just felt like responding.
  • Soul Brother
    What is dear to us here on earth? Are we seeking status in this world or do we seek the glory of those in heaven. After all, we steer our own ship. Jesus upbraided those whom he loved, showing them the shoals and treacherous waters. But it is ultimately up to us as followers of Christ to daily steer our way home. Unseen obstacles lie ahead. False doctrines of men, false depictions of Jesus
  • Lu2677
    Vuiswha,Ps.119:20"My flesh trembles for fear of thee:I am afraid of thy judgments."(God still judges)V.39"Turn away my reproach which I fear:for thy judgments are good"Ps111:10"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom:a good understanding have all they that do his commandments" Also see, John 8:31-32.(One who abides in Him,knows Him)

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