Matthew 16:18


“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.”

King James Version (KJV)



Other Translations of Matthew 16:18

“And I say also vnto thee, that thou art Peter, and vpon this rocke I will build my Church: and the gates of hell shall not preuaile against it.”
King James Version (1611) - View original scan of Matthew chapter 16

“"I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.”
New American Standard Version (1995)

“And I also say unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.”
American Standard Version (1901)

“And I say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock will my church be based, and the doors of hell will not overcome it.”
Basic English Bible

“And *I* also, I say unto thee that *thou* art Peter, and on this rock I will build my assembly, and hades' gates shall not prevail against it.”
Darby Bible

“And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. ”
Douay Rheims Bible

“And I say also to thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church: and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. ”
Webster's Bible

“And I declare to you that you are Peter, and that upon this Rock I will build my Church, and the might of Hades shall not triumph over it.”
Weymouth Bible

“I also tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my assembly, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it.”
World English Bible

“And Y seie to thee, that thou art Petre, and on this stoon Y schal bilde my chirche, and the yatis of helle schulen not haue miyt ayens it.”
Wycliffe Bible

“`And I also say to thee, that thou art a rock, and upon this rock I will build my assembly, and gates of Hades shall not prevail against it;”
Youngs Literal Bible


S Spencer's comment on 2021-04-27 07:18:15:

Hi Henry.

Perhaps here?

Ephesians 6:1-3. Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.

Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;)

That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.


DR JEROME JONES's comment on 2021-04-26 14:31:21:

Is the Topic of Sexual Impotence suffered by husbands dealt with/or discussed in the word of GOD ?


Adam's comment on 2021-04-24 21:18:07:

Amen. In Christianity I hear a lot about how God is a friend, like a buddy you can talk to or just hang out with, or like a psychologist who just listens to you all day, or like a genie in a lamp who is there to bless your life, to fix all your problems, and serve you. I personally don't believe it. I think if that were true Jesus would have said so, but instead we have Jesus warning his followers (Christians) over and over to obey His commandments and to fear God. Matthew 10:28

Fear is the opposite of love as the Bible says and we shall not be in bondage with fear (Romans 8:15), but it definitely says to fear God, which I think includes a very high level of respect to Him. I think a portion of Christians don't respect God or fear Him like the Bible says and instead I actually hear them use God's name in vain, and just say petty things to God, act demanding, and throw a tantrum when they doen't get their way. But God doesn't exist to serve them, but the opposite.


Simon's comment on 2021-04-24 18:41:50:

(Leviticus 19:28) Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD.

(1 Corinthians 6:20) For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.


Carleton's comment on 2021-04-24 17:43:31:

Hi Diana, I think it is a good practice for a Christian to keep their lives including their own body unmarked by the world and ready for God's grace in their lives.

Galatians 6:17 is the Christian way.



hugh flores's comment on 2021-04-24 15:37:03:

Who was Aaron daughters.


Diana Rose Rezzetti's comment on 2021-04-24 15:22:50:

Is there scripture about getting a tattoo. Im a teenage girl. I love the Lord Jesus. I strongly believe the KJV Bible is the true word of God.


S Spencer's comment on 2021-04-24 10:56:38:

Hi Boyd.

God is Love and is often emphasized but we probably don't emphasize enough on the judgment of God and the fear of the LORD.

You often hear "God loves you, he wants you with him" but they neglect to tell them God is Holy and hates sin, repent and turn to him or you are going to Hell.

Proverbs 9:10-11. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and the years of thy life shall be increased.


There is occasion where we don't fear

and that's when we are testifying.

Here in Timothy the word fear is to not be timid.

2 Timothy 1:6-8 (KJV) Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;

We are not to have fear when we are in the will of God testifying to the truth God displaying faith in God.

Hopefully someone can add to this and bless us with more wisdom on this.

Thanks Boyd.


Boyd Williams's comment on 2021-04-23 18:19:46:

I need to know some verses about fear


Richard in Christ's comment on 2021-04-23 09:50:25:

You who have observed, and are waiting in these days, until an end shall be made of those who do evil, and an end shall be made of the power of the wrongdoers.

Do indeed wait until sin shall pass away, for their names shall be erased from the Books of the Holy Ones, and their offspring will be destroyed forever. And their spirits will be killed, and they will cry out and moan in a chaotic desert place, and will burn in fire, for there is no Earth there.

And there I saw something like a cloud, which could not be discerned, for because of its depth I was not able to look into it. And the flames of a fire I saw, burning brightly, and things like bright mountains revolved and shook from side to side.

And I asked one of the Holy Angels, who were with me, and I said to him: "What is this bright place? For there is no sky, but only the flames of a burning fire, and the sounds of crying, and weeping, and moaning, and severe pain."

And he said to me: "This place which you see; here will be thrown the spirits of the sinners, and of the blasphemers, and of those who do evil.


Christian's comment on 2021-04-23 09:02:28:

Christian is not my name, it's what I am :)

But I am glad that the message was a blessing to you.


sacha's comment on 2021-04-23 04:09:12:

Christian ,thankyou ,well put .


Christian's comment on 2021-04-22 13:08:21:

Peter is not the rock. The Revelation that Jesus Christ is the Son of the Living God IS the Rock. Jesus did NOT say "That thou art Peter, and upon thee I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it".

Jesus said "That thou art Peter, and upon THIS ROCK I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it". The catholics have sadly missed it for more than 1700 years.

"Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste."

"Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder."

With all due respect to catholics but the Precious Rock of christians is their Lord Jesus Christ but the rock of the catholics is the rotting carcass of Peter.


Love the word of God's comment on 2021-04-13 23:38:31:

Jesus will build his church , out of all the chaos and confusion, the devil has sowed nothing can stop Jesus from delivering up the kingdom to God a perfect and spotless church .

Not false teachers , falling away or even the anti christ himself. The back of the book also says we win .

Take heart beloved Jesus is Shepard over his flock , he paid for it with his blood and will keep it with his power at the fathers right hand far above all powers . Awesome !


Ron's comment on 2020-06-01 06:20:38:

Peter(Petros)- a small pebble

Jesus - The chief cornerstone, the foundation of our faith(rock of our salvation)

"On this rock(himself) I will build my church" One of Jesus Christ's sayings

Peter not the first Pope, but alive in Christ his savior (Yahweh, our savior)

Without the blood of Jesus being shed for our sins and His resurrection Christianity in its true form cannot exist.

If Jesus was only a sinful man like us - remember the wages of sin is death, but God's gift to us is eternal life through His Son!


Ben's comment on 2015-02-18 11:14:28:

Peter and rock don 't pun in Aramaic and Peter didn 't speak Greek. This is a fabrication, the Nazarene was a Jewish rabbi and very happy with his faith! This would be anathema to Joshua, ne the Christ.


bro ronald sam's comment on 2014-12-16 10:02:53:

Revelation is the rock


wendy's comment on 2014-08-21 04:05:00:

Build your rock on Jesus Christ foundation,not the cares of this world. Because the world don 't have a solid foundation. Hell can 't prevail against God foundation because it doesn 't have the greater strenght like God power. God is the creator and he gave to whom he wanted too. Remember God is in control.


BK's comment on 2014-05-21 11:36:47:

Jesus referred to Peter as Petros meaning small stone, and then Jesus stated, upon this rock meaning Petra , which is a massive rock, will I build my church . In other words, Christ was not making Peter the foundation because to do so will be detrimental to the kingdom, because of man s instability. However, when Peter stated that Thou art the Christ Jesus rewarded him by stating that he is Peter which is a small rock connecting all those whom he come in contact with to the rock Petra , which is a massive rock which is Christ himself. For Christ is the foundation according to 1 Corinthians 3 11. This connection will be done through Peter s testimony of Jesus being the Christ. So, therefore for I believe Jesus was letting Peter know that he will build his church upon the testimony of Peter which states, thou art the Christ . When we all have Peter s testimony that Jesus is the Christ, we will also become Petros a small stone adding to the church, for every saint is a stone according to 1 Peter 2 5 .


Blessings's comment on 2013-09-06 17:33:10:

For anger, pain, bitterness to get thru, there is a channel or gate they use. For example, a boss at work can be an instrument the devil uses to make one annoyed through unnecessary shouting.


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