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Matthew 16:17


And Jesus answered him, 1  “You are blessed, Simon son of Jonah, because flesh and blood 2  did not reveal this to you, but my Father in heaven!


Isa 54:13; Mt 5:3-11; Mt 11:25-27; Mt 13:16,17; Lu 10:21,22; Lu 10:23,24; Lu 22:32; Joh 1:42; Joh 6:45; Joh 17:6-8; Joh 21:15-17; 1Co 2:9-12; Ga 1:11,12,16; Ga 1:16; Eph 1:17,18; Eph 2:8; Eph 3:5,18,19; Col 1:26,27; 1Pe 1:3-5; 1Pe 5:1; 1Jo 4:15; 1Jo 5:20

NET © Notes

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

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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