Matthew 16:14

“And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And they said, Some say that thou art Iohn the Baptist, some Elias, and others Ieremias, or one of þe Prophets.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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

  • 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)
  • Irene123
    J.W. - "turn the hearts of the disobedient to the just." That's an interesting way to put it. Another is - the hearts of the fathers - the believing Jews - to the children - the hungry Gentiles. And this is what happened with Peter and then Paul. Their ministry took them from the believing Jews to the Gentiles. The Jews were the 'fathers' in that they heard first, then they produced children.

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