“And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.”
King James Version (KJV)
16:17 Flesh and blood - That is, thy own reason, or any natural power whatsoever.
Mt 16:17 Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona. Happy are all lips that make this confession, for such shall be confessed before the Father in heaven. For flesh and blood hath not revealed [it] unto thee, but my Father. This holy and blessed confession no one can make from the heart unless he is moved by the Spirit. See 1Jo 4:1,2.