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

  • Peter A. Okebukola
    I know He is Christ, the Son of the Living God. He has proven Himself to me to be so, over and over again. Praise His Holy Name. By the way, my name is Peter!
  • Irene123
    v. 18 - "Devil here we stand and here we will fight! We will fight in the pulpit, in the aisles, at the altars, in the Sun. schools, in the hallways, in the parking lots, in our homes, at the market, on the street, and on printed page." Let's fight, in Jesus name, for our sons and daughters, and their children ................
  • Llary T
    This is a very Clear Indication how blind man made religion is to the Things Of God. Purely because man's sinful fleshly desires continuously seek after these things with ungodly vigor. The other thing that stands out also is, the Lord speaks favor upon the Righteous, who in the Broad Spectrum of God's Will, MUST Preach Repentance and Salvation to Sinners, while there is yet time.
  • I AM
    O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky but can ye not discern the signs of the times? That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment? How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge? Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil: that put darkness for light, and light for darkness: that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Little children: Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven: for the heathen are dismayed at them. For the Lord knows all that may be known, and he beholds the signs of the world. For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the LORD upholds the righteous: and your heart shall live that seek God.
  • Steve morrow
    luke 10:27 and HE answering said thou shalt love the LORD THY GOD with all thy heart and with all thy soul and with all thy strength and with all thy mind and thy neighbor as thyself----JOHN 14:24 HE THAT LOVETH ME NOT KEEPETH NOT MY SAYINGS AND THE WORD WHICH YOU HEAR IS NOT MINE BUT THE FATHERS WHICH SENT ME----MATTHEW 10:37 HE THAT LOVETH FATHER OR MOTHER MORE THAN ME IS NOT WORTHY OF ME AND HE THAT LOVETH SON OR DAUGHTER MORE THAN ME IS NOT WORTHY OF ME----JOHN 14:15 IF YOU LOVE ME KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS----JOHN 15:10 IF YOU KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS YOU SHALL ABIDE IN MY LOVE EVEN AS I HAVE KEPT MY FATHERS COMMANDMENTS AND ABIDE IN HIS LOVE----ROMANS 6:16 KNOW YOU NOT THAT TO WHOM YOU YIELD YOURSELVES SERVANTS TO OBEY HIS SERVSNTS YOU ARE TO WHOM YOU OBEY WHETHER OF SIN UNTO DEATH OR OF OBEDIENCE UNTO RIGHTEOUSNESS----PSALM 119:167 MY SOUL HATH KEPT THY TESTIMONIES AND I LOVE THEM EXCEEDINGLY
  • HAW
    It seems as if Jesus was warning the disciples of the external pressure of "other doctrines" that seek to infiltrate the Church. The church is made pure by God through Christ and we as Christians are the custodians of it. If we are not vigilant and alert, we cannot maintain the purity and unity of the Church.

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