Matthew 16:16

“And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Simon Peter answered, and said, Thou art Christ the sonne of the liuing God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Simon Peter answered, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Simon Peter made answer and said, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.
- Basic English Bible

And Simon Peter answering said, *Thou* art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
- Darby Bible

And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
- Webster's Bible

You, replied Simon Peter, "are the Christ, the Son of the ever-living God."
- Weymouth Bible

Simon Peter answered, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."
- World English Bible

Symount Petre answeride, and seide, Thou art Crist, the sone of God lyuynge.
- Wycliffe Bible

and Simon Peter answering said, `Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 16:16


16:16 Peter - Who was generally the most forward to speak.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 16:16


Mt 16:16 And Simon Peter answered. With the impetuosity and impulsiveness that were ever manifested in him, Peter replied at once and expressed the faith of all the apostolic band. Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. This confession not only sees in Jesus the promised Messiah, but in the Messiah recognizes the divine nature. The confession of Peter is the one Christian confession of the New Testament and of the apostolic age, and the very foundation of the church, into which all saints are built as living stones of the temple.

Discussion for Matthew 16

  • 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.
  • Felicia
    Verses 13-17
    There are many people who profess to know Jesus. But do we truly know who Jesus is? Or we also know Him like the people in Jesus's days, He is one of those influential people? We must know the Lord experientially. He says if we obey His commandments He will manifest Himself onto us. Our knowledge of Him is our strength, security and peace. Holy Ghost, do for us like Peter.





  • J.W.
    Response to Maria's question- Many thought John the Baptist was Jesus because he was the cousin of Jesus, born 6 months prior to Jesus.(Read Luke1:17) Upon the impending birth of John the Baptist, an angel of the Lord told his father Zacharias (of his son) "He shall go before Jesus in the spirit and power of Elias (Greek for Elijah) so that...he could turn the hearts of the disobedient to the just

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