Matthew 16:15

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He saith vnto them, But whom say ye that I am?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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

  • 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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