Now Jesus, having come into the regions of Caesarea Philippi, went forth, with His disciples, into the villages. And it came to pass, on the way, as He was praying in private, the disciples were with Him; and He asked them, saying, "Who do the multitudes say that I, the Son of man, am?" And they, answering, said, "Some say John the Baptist, but others, Elijah, and others, Jeremiah, and others that some one of the old prophets hath risen again."
Then He asked them, "But who do ye say that I am?" And Simon Peter, answering, said, "Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God." Then Jesus, answering, said to him, "Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-Jonah; for flesh and blood did not reveal it to thee, but my Father who is in heaven. And also I say to thee that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. I will give to thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven." Then He earnestly charged the disciples, and commanded them that they should tell no one concerning Him, that He is the Christ.