Once when Jesus was praying1 in private and his disciples were with him, he asked them, "Who do the crowds say I am?"
They replied, "Some say John the Baptist;2 others say Elijah; and still others, that one of the prophets of long ago has come back to life."3
"But what about you?" he asked. "Who do you say I am?" Peter answered, "The Christ of God."4
Jesus strictly warned them not to tell this to anyone.5
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