New International Version
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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CommentaryClarke'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.
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and Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, and Mary was the mother of Jesus who is called the Messiah.
"But what about you?" he asked. "Who do you say I am?"
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."
Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.
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.
Simon Peter answered him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.
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