Matthew 16:17

“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)

Other Translations

And Iesus answered, and said vnto him, Blessed art thou Simon Bar Iona: for flesh and blood hath not reueiled it vnto thee, but my Father which is in heauen.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And Jesus said to him, "Blessed are you, Simon Barjona, because flesh and blood did not reveal {this} to you, but My Father who is in heaven.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jonah: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father who is in heaven.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Jesus made answer and said to him, A blessing on you, Simon Bar-jonah: because this knowledge has not come to you from flesh and blood, but from my Father in heaven.
- Basic English Bible

And Jesus answering said to him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jona, for flesh and blood has not revealed [it] to thee, but my Father who is in the heavens.
- Darby Bible

And Jesus answered and said to him, Blessed art thou, Simon-Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it to thee, but my Father who is in heaven.
- Webster's Bible

Blessed are you, Simon Bar-jonah, said Jesus; "for mere human nature has not revealed this to you, but my Father in Heaven.
- Weymouth Bible

Jesus answered him, "Blessed are you, Simon Bar Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven.
- World English Bible

Jhesus answeride, and seide to him, Blessid art thou, Symount Bariona; for fleisch and blood schewide not to thee, but my fadir that is in heuenes.
- Wycliffe Bible

And Jesus answering said to him, `Happy art thou, Simon Bar-Jona, because flesh and blood did not reveal [it] to thee, but my Father who is in the heavens.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 16:17


16:17 Flesh and blood - That is, thy own reason, or any natural power whatsoever.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 16:17


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.

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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