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Simon Peter   /sˈaɪmən pˈitər/   Listen
Simon Peter

Disciple of Jesus and leader of the Apostles; regarded by Catholics as the vicar of Christ on earth and first Pope.  Synonyms: Peter, Saint Peter, Saint Peter the Apostle, St. Peter, St. Peter the Apostle.

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"Simon Peter" Quotes from Famous Books

... imprisonment, "for John was not yet cast into prison," (John iii, 24.) could only come from a writer whose mind was in the habit of considering John's imprisonment as perfectly notorious. The description of Andrew by the addition "Simon Peter's brother," (John i. 40.) takes it for granted, that Simon Peter was well known. His name had not been mentioned before. The evangelist's noticing the prevailing misconstruction of a discourse, (John xxi. 24.) which Christ held with the beloved ...
— Evidences of Christianity • William Paley

... the New Testament—I often remember it! After all the agony and separation were over, Simon Peter said to the disciples, I go a fishing. He went back to the work he was doing when our Lord ...
— Robert Orange - Being a Continuation of the History of Robert Orange • John Oliver Hobbes

... were going to make him their king by force, and he concealed himself from the honour. The evasions he used to avoid their pressing questions upon the subject, are known to all who have read the evangelists; and so timed was he in acknowledging himself as the Messiah, that he did not do so, till Simon Peter told him that he was. And can any candid man, after all this, wonder at, or condemn, "the blindness," as it is called, of the Jews? or can he refrain from smiling at the frothy declamations in which divines load that nation with so much unmerited reproach? These Jews had just reason, we think, ...
— The Grounds of Christianity Examined by Comparing The New Testament with the Old • George Bethune English

... angler that the writing of his book was the recreation of a recreation; his motto on the title page of his book was, "Simon Peter said let us go a fishing, and they said we also will go with thee"—John XXI. 3. This passage is not in all the editions of the Complete Angler, but was engraven on the title page of the first edition, ...
— The Teesdale Angler • R Lakeland

... was content to describe himself as Achan. The sign that he had entered the second was a recurring reference to apostacy, and then you had the melancholy satisfaction of meeting the living representative of Simon Peter. When he passed into the last zone of the Purgatorio, Donald was beyond speech, and simply allowed one to gather from allusions to thirty pieces of silver that he was ...
— Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush • Ian Maclaren

... into the boat that belonged to Simon Peter and his brother Andrew, and asked them to push it out a little into the lake, so that he could talk to the people from it without being crowded too closely. They pushed it out, and then Jesus sat in the boat, and spoke to the people, as they stood upon the beach. After he had ...
— The Wonder Book of Bible Stories • Compiled by Logan Marshall

... is Jesus Christ. When Simon Peter made the declaration, "Thou art the Christ the Son of the living God," Jesus 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. And I ...
— Studies in the Life of the Christian • Henry T. Sell

... "Simon Peter said unto Him, Lord, whither goest Thou? Jesus answered him. Whither I go, thou canst not follow Me now; but thou shalt follow ...
— Love to the Uttermost - Expositions of John XIII.-XXI. • F. B. Meyer

... provided heretics were exterminated. That gospel which apostles taught, and Rome once received, was no longer heard from the lips of pastors who disdain the polluting touch of hands more able to confer the gifts of Simon Magus than those of Simon Peter. ...
— The Vaudois of Piedmont - A Visit to their Valleys • John Napper Worsfold

... the road they saw houses surrounded by soldiers, who were guided by certain unknown persons. This division of the city was alarmed, and in places crowds of curious people had assembled. Here and there centurions interrogated prisoners touching Simon Peter ...
— Quo Vadis - A Narrative of the Time of Nero • Henryk Sienkiewicz

Words linked to "Simon Peter" :   saint, St. Peter, St. Peter the Apostle, apostle, Saint Peter the Apostle

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