MATTHEW 16:17

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“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.

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Matthew 16:17 Translation & Meaning

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And καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words And
Jesus Ἰησοῦς Jesus (i.e., Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites Jesus
answered ἀποκριθεὶς To conclude for oneself, i.e., (by implication) to respond; by Hebraism (compare H6030) to begin to speak (where an address is expected) answered
and Ἰησοῦς Jesus (i.e., Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites and
said εἶπεν To speak or say (by word or writing) said
unto him, αὐτῷ The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons unto him
Blessed Μακάριος Supremely blest; by extension, fortunate, well off Blessed
art εἶ Thou art art
thou, εἶ Thou art thou
Simon Σίμων Simon (i.e., Shimon), the name of nine Israelites Simon
Barjona: Βαρ Son of Jonas (or Jonah); Bar-jonas, an Israelite Barjona
for ὅτι Demonstrative, that (sometimes redundant); causative, because for
flesh σὰρξ Flesh (as stripped of the skin), i.e., (strictly) the meat of an animal (as food), or (by extension) the body (as opposed to the soul (or spirit), or as the symbol of what is external, or as the means of kindred), or (by implication) human nature (with its frailties (physically or morally) and passions), or (specially), a human being (as such) flesh
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
blood αἷμα Blood, literally (of men or animals), figuratively (the juice of grapes) or specially (the atoning blood of Christ); by implication, bloodshed, also kindred blood
hath revealed ἀπεκάλυψέν To take off the cover, i.e., disclose revealed
not οὐκ The absolute negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not not
it (No Greek definition. English implied.)
unto thee, σοι To thee unto thee
but ἀλλ' Properly, other things, i.e., (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations) but
my μου Of me my
Father πατήρ A "father" (literally or figuratively, near or more remote) Father
which The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) which
is in ἐν "in," at, (up-)on, by, etc is in
heaven. οὐρανοῖς The sky; by extension, heaven (as the abode of God); by implication, happiness, power, eternity; specially, the Gospel (Christianity) heaven

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

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

  • 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.

  • 18  And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

  • 19  And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.




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