shall be bound
16:19 shall be bound. The phrases “shall be bound” and “shall be loosed” can better be translated “shall have been bound” and “shall have been loosed.” Not only Peter but all the apostles (note John 20:21-23) would have the authority to pronounce to their listeners the binding or loosing that would have been established in heaven as an immediate result of the response of these listeners to the gospel message. Note also Matthew 18:18.
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