a. The Revelation of Christ and the Church
13 aNow when Jesus came into the parts of 1Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, Who do men say that the 2bSon of Man is?
14 And they said, 1Some, aJohn the Baptist; and others, bElijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.
15 He said to them, But you, who do you say that I am?
16 And Simon Peter answered and said, You are the 1aChrist, the 1bSon of the 2cliving God.
17 And Jesus answered and said to him, aBlessed are you, bSimon 1Barjona, because 2cflesh and blood has not drevealed this to you, but My 3Father who is in the heavens.
18 And I 1also say to you that you are 2aPeter, and upon 3this brock I will 4cbuild My 5dchurch, and the 6egates of fHades shall not prevail gagainst it.
19 I will give to you the 1akeys of the 2kingdom of the heavens, and whatever you 3bbind on the earth shall 4have been bound in the heavens, and whatever you 3loose on the earth shall 4have been loosed in the heavens.
20 Then He charged the disciples 1not to tell aanyone that He was the Christ.