He (Jesus) said to them, "But who do you say that I am?"
said in reply, "You are the Messiah, the
Son of the living God." Jesus said to him in reply,
"Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah. For flesh and
blood has not revealed this to you, but my heavenly
Father. And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon
this rock I will build my church, and the gates of the
netherworld shall not prevail against it. I will give you
the keys to the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind
on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you
loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven."