Matthew 16:14
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New American Standard Bible
And they said, "Some say John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; but still others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets."

King James Bible
And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.

Darby Bible Translation
And they said, Some, John the baptist; and others, Elias; and others again, Jeremias or one of the prophets.

World English Bible
They said, "Some say John the Baptizer, some, Elijah, and others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets."

Young's Literal Translation
and they said, 'Some, John the Baptist, and others, Elijah, and others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.'

Matthew 16:14 Parallel
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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

And they said ... - See the notes at Matthew 11:14. They supposed that he might be John the Baptist, as Herod did, risen from the dead. See Matthew 14:2. He performed many miracles, and strongly resembled John in his manner of life, and in the doctrines which he taught.

Matthew 16:14 Parallel Commentaries

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The Divine Christ Confessed, the Suffering Christ Denied
'When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Phllippi, He asked His disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of Man am? 14. And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist; some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets. 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 Bar-jona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Words with a Freshly Honed Razor-Edge.
Now please group these six sweeping statements in your mind and hold them together there. Then notice carefully this fact. These words are not spoken to the crowds. They are spoken to the small inner group of twelve disciples. Jesus talks one way to the multitude. He oftentimes talks differently to these men who have separated themselves from the crowd and come into the inner circle. And notice further that before Jesus spoke these words to this group of men He had said something else first. Something
S. D. (Samuel Dickey) Gordon—Quiet Talks on Prayer

The Great Confession - the Great Commission - the Great Instruction - the Great Temptation - the Great Decision.
If we are right in identifying the little bay - Dalmanutha - with the neighbourhood of Tarichæa, yet another link of strange coincidence connects the prophetic warning spoken there with its fulfilment. From Dalmanutha our Lord passed across the Lake to Cæsarea Philippi. From Cæsarea Philippi did Vespasian pass through Tiberias to Tarichæa, when the town and people were destroyed, and the blood of the fugitives reddened the Lake, and their bodies choked its waters. Even amidst
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

Last Journey of Jesus to Jerusalem.
Jesus had for a long time been sensible of the dangers that surrounded him.[1] During a period of time which we may estimate at eighteen months, he avoided going on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem.[2] At the feast of Tabernacles of the year 32 (according to the hypothesis we have adopted), his relations, always malevolent and incredulous,[3] pressed him to go there. The evangelist John seems to insinuate that there was some hidden project to ruin him in this invitation. "Depart hence, and go into Judea,
Ernest Renan—The Life of Jesus

Cross References
Jeremiah 1:1
The words of Jeremiah the son of Hilkiah, of the priests who were in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin,

Matthew 3:1
Now in those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, saying,

Matthew 14:2
and said to his servants, "This is John the Baptist; he has risen from the dead, and that is why miraculous powers are at work in him."

Matthew 16:15
He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?"

Matthew 17:10
And His disciples asked Him, "Why then do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?"

Mark 6:15
But others were saying, "He is Elijah." And others were saying, "He is a prophet, like one of the prophets of old."

Luke 9:8
and by some that Elijah had appeared, and by others that one of the prophets of old had risen again.

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