MATTHEW 16: 16 -18 , Courtesy of Bible Gateway
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 Barjona:
for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee,
but My+ FATHER which is in Heaven.
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.
+ + +
BEDROCK: In geology, bedrock is the lithified rock that lies under the loose softer material at the surface of the Earth or other terrestrial planet. The broken and weathered regolith includes soil and subsoil.
in the Greek, means a BEDROCK, a FOUNDATIONAL Bed of Rock .
Petros, in the Greek, means a rock OF THE SIZE A PERSON CAN PICK UP AND THROW. We would call a “petros” a STONE.
LOOK AT THIS…
OR THIS …
LET’S look at Matthew 16:18 under a
GREEK microscope QQ !
Here it is in the Literal GREEK:
I+ ALSO MOREOVER TO YOU ( singular “you”)
I+ say, that you ( singular)
are PETROS (nominative-MASCULINE-singular… a rock the size I can pick up and throw )
and upon this ( dative-FEMININE-singular “this”)
the (dative- feminine- singular “the”)
PETRA ( dative- FEMININE -singular) … a FOUNDATIONAL BEDROCK …
I+ will build the church of ME+
And the Gates of Hades
will not prevail against her.
+ + +
We plainly see that the PETRA, the Bedrock of CHRIST JESUS HIMSELF+ , is the SOLID FOUNDATION upon which HE+ HIMSELF+ builds the Church of the Living GOD …. of HIMSELF+.
Of HIS+ own Flesh and Blood, Our LORD builds His+ Church and places it upon the SOLID ROCK FOUNDATION of Himself+.
1 Corinthians 10:4, Courtesy of Bible Gateway
And did all drink the same spiritual drink:
for they drank of that
spiritual PETRAS+* that followed them:
and that PETRA+* was CHRIST.
* PetraS is the genitive form of petrA, i.e., the same word.
PETRA is a different word than PETROS.