Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


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.

General references

Bible References


Matthew 10:2
Now the names of the twelve apostles were: First, Simon, also called Peter, Andrew, his brother, James and John, sons of Zebedee,
John 1:42
So, Andrew brought Simon Peter to Jesus. [And when] Jesus saw him, He said [to him], "You are Simon, the son of John [Note: Peter's father is called Jonah in Matt. 16:17]; you will be called Cephas (which means Peter [i.e., "a stone." See Matt. 16:18])."
Galatians 2:9
Also, when they perceived that this [special] favor [of preaching to Gentiles] was granted to me, James, Cephas [i.e., Peter] and John, the highly regarded pillars [i.e., leaders of the church] extended to me and Barnabas their right hands [signifying an agreement] to share [in the preaching of the Gospel], with us going to the Gentiles and they going to the circumcised ones [i.e., Jews].


1 Corinthians 3:10
Using the unearned favor shown to me by God [Note: Paul here probably refers to his apostleship and its attending spiritual gifts], as an expert building contractor, I laid the foundation [i.e., in starting the Corinthian church], and someone else is building on it [i.e., Apollos. See verse 6].
Ephesians 2:19
So then, you [Gentiles] are no longer foreigners and aliens [i.e., to God's promises. See verse 12], but you are fellow-citizens with the saints [i.e., God's holy people], and are part of God's family.
Revelation 21:14
And the wall of the city had twelve foundation stones, and the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb [were inscribed on them].

I will

1 Corinthians 3:9
For we are all fellow-workers in God's service; you people are God's farm land; [you are] God's building.
Hebrews 3:3
For Jesus has been considered deserving of greater honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house deserves greater honor than the house itself.


Matthew 18:17
And if he refuses to listen to them [i.e., the witnesses], explain the [whole] matter to the church [i.e., probably a specially called meeting of mature Christians to resolve the matter]. And if he refuses to listen to the church also, [i.e., to acknowledge his sin and repent of it], consider him like an [unconverted] Gentile or tax collector [i.e., do not have fellowship with him].
Acts 2:47
praising God and enjoying favor with all the people [of the area]. And every day the Lord added to their number [i.e., to the church] those who were being saved [i.e., upon their obedience to the Gospel].
Acts 8:1
And Saul was in full agreement with Stephen being put to death. And a great persecution broke out against the Jerusalem church, and all the disciples, except the apostles, were scattered throughout the districts of Judea and Samaria.
Ephesians 3:10
This was done so that now God's many-sided wisdom could be made known through the church, to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms [Note: "Heavenly realms" here refers to the world around us, where these angelic beings (good or bad) view the unfolding of God's wonderful plan],
Ephesians 5:25
Husbands, you should love your wives just as Christ also loved the church, and gave up His life for her,
Colossians 1:18
And He is the head of the [spiritual] body, the church. He is [its] source, the firstborn One from the dead [i.e., the first one to return to life, never to die again], so that He could rank first [in importance] over all things.
1 Timothy 3:5
For if a man does not know how to manage his own family, how will he be able to take care of the church of God?

Shall not

John 10:27
My sheep listen to my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.
Romans 8:33
Who will bring an accusation against God's chosen people? [Certainly not God, for] He makes people right with Himself.
Hebrews 12:28
Therefore, we should be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken [i.e., the church. See Col. 1:13; Rev. 1:6, 9]. So, with reverence and awe, we should serve God in a way that pleases Him,
Revelation 11:15
Then the seventh angel sounded its trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven saying, "The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord [i.e., God] and of His Christ, and He will rule forever and ever."
Revelation 21:1
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, because the first heaven and the first earth [had] passed away, and there was no longer any ocean.

General references

Acts 12:24
But the [influence of the] message of God grew and [the number of disciples] multiplied.
1 Corinthians 3:11
For no one can lay [any] other foundation than the one which [God] has [already] laid, which is Jesus Christ.