Matthew 16:16
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Simon Peter answered, "You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God."

King James Bible
And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.

Darby Bible Translation
And Simon Peter answering said, *Thou* art the Christ, the Son of the living God.

World English Bible
Simon Peter answered, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."

Young's Literal Translation
and Simon Peter answering said, 'Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God - Every word here is emphatic - a most concise, and yet comprehensive, confession of faith.

The Christ, or Messiah, points out his divinity, and shows his office; the Son - designates his person: on this account it is that both are joined together so frequently in the new covenant. Of the living God Του Θεου, του ζωντος, literally, of God the Living One. The C. Bezae has for Του ζωντος the Living One, Του σωζοντος, the Savior, and the Cant. Dei Salvatoris, of God the Savior.

Living - a character applied to the Supreme Being, not only to distinguish him from the dead idols of paganism, but also to point him out as the source of life, present, spiritual, and eternal. Probably there is an allusion here to the great name יהוה Yeve, or Yehovah, which properly signifies being or existence.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Thou.

Matthew 14:33 Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth you are the Son of God.

Matthew 26:63 But Jesus held his peace, And the high priest answered and said to him, I adjure you by the living God...

Matthew 27:54 Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done...

Psalm 2:7 I will declare the decree: the LORD has said to me, You are my Son; this day have I begotten you.

Mark 14:61 But he held his peace, and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked him, and said to him, Are you the Christ...

John 1:49 Nathanael answered and said to him, Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the King of Israel.

John 6:69 And we believe and are sure that you are that Christ, the Son of the living God.

John 11:27 She said to him, Yes, Lord: I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world.

John 20:31 But these are written, that you might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God...

Acts 8:37 And Philip said, If you believe with all your heart, you may. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.

Acts 9:20 And straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God.

Romans 1:4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:

Hebrews 1:2-5 Has in these last days spoken to us by his Son, whom he has appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds...

1 John 4:15 Whoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwells in him, and he in God.

1 John 5:5,20 Who is he that overcomes the world, but he that believes that Jesus is the Son of God...

the living.

Deuteronomy 5:26 For who is there of all flesh, that has heard the voice of the living God speaking out of the middle of the fire, as we have...

Psalm 42:2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?

Daniel 6:26 I make a decree, That in every dominion of my kingdom men tremble and fear before the God of Daniel: for he is the living God...

Acts 14:15 And saying, Sirs, why do you these things? We also are men of like passions with you...

1 Thessalonians 1:9 For they themselves show of us what manner of entering in we had to you...

Library
October 14. "Get Thee, Behind Me, Satan" (Matt. xvi. 23).
"Get thee, behind me, Satan" (Matt. xvi. 23). When your old self comes back, if you listen to it, fear it, believe it, it will have the same influence upon you as if it were not dead; it will control you and destroy you. But if you will ignore it and say: "You are not I, but Satan trying to make me believe that the old self is not dead; I refuse you, I treat you as a demon power outside of me, I detach myself from you"; if you treat it as a wife would her divorced husband, saying: "You are nothing
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

The Unity of the Church.
"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."--Matt. xvi. 18. Too many persons at this day,--in spite of what they see before them, in spite of what they read in history,--too many persons forget, or deny, or do not know, that Christ has set up a kingdom in the world. In spite of the prophecies, in spite of the Gospels and Epistles, in spite of their eyes and their ears,--whether it be their sin or
John Henry Newman—Parochial and Plain Sermons, Vol. VII

Edwards -- Spiritual Light
Jonathan Edwards, the New England divine and metaphysician, was born at East Windsor, Connecticut, in 1703. He was graduated early from Yale College, where he had given much attention to philosophy, became tutor of his college, and at nineteen began to preach. His voice and manner did not lend themselves readily to pulpit oratory, but his clear, logical, and intense presentation of the truth produced a profound and permanent effect upon his hearers. He wrote what were considered the most important
Grenville Kleiser—The world's great sermons, Volume 3

Of Sufferings
Of Sufferings Be patient under all the sufferings which God is pleased to send you: if your love to Him be pure, you will not seek Him less on Calvary, than on Tabor; and, surely, He should be as much loved on that as on this, since it was on Calvary He made the greater display of His Love for you. Be not like those, who give themselves to Him at one season, and withdraw from Him at another: they give themselves only to be caressed; and wrest themselves back again, when they come to be crucified,
Madame Guyon—A Short and Easy Method of Prayer

Cross References
Psalm 42:2
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?

Matthew 1:16
and Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, and Mary was the mother of Jesus who is called the Messiah.

Matthew 16:15
"But what about you?" he asked. "Who do you say I am?"

Matthew 26:63
But Jesus remained silent. The high priest said to him, "I charge you under oath by the living God: Tell us if you are the Messiah, the Son of God."

Luke 2:11
Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.

John 6:57
Just as the living Father sent me and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on me will live because of me.

John 6:68
Simon Peter answered him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.

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