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Matthew 16:16-17

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16:16 Simon Peter answered, 1  “You are the Christ, 2  the Son of the living God.” 16:17 And Jesus answered him, 3  “You are blessed, Simon son of Jonah, because flesh and blood 4  did not reveal this to you, but my Father in heaven!

1 tn Grk “And answering, Simon Peter said.”

2 tn Or “Messiah”; both “Christ” (Greek) and “Messiah” (Hebrew and Aramaic) mean “one who has been anointed.”

sn See the note on Christ in 1:16.

3 tn Grk “answering, Jesus said to him.” The participle ἀποκριθείς (apokriqeis) is redundant, but the syntax of this phrase has been modified for clarity.

4 tn The expression “flesh and blood” could refer to “any human being” (so TEV, NLT; cf. NIV “man”), but it could also refer to Peter himself (i.e., his own intuition; cf. CEV “You didn’t discover this on your own”). Because of the ambiguity of the referent, the phrase “flesh and blood” has been retained in the translation.



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