Mark 8:27-33 NIV

Peter's Confession of Christ

8:27-29pp -- Mt 16:13-16; Lk 9:18-20

27 Jesus and his disciples went on to the villages around Caesarea Philippi. On the way he asked them, "Who do people say I am?"

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      28 They replied, "Some say John the Baptist;1 others say Elijah;2 and still others, one of the prophets."

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      29 "But what about you?" he asked. "Who do you say I am?" Peter answered, "You are the Christ.a "3

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        • b 8:29 - Or "Messiah." "The Christ" (Greek) and "the Messiah" (Hebrew) both mean "the Anointed One."
          30 Jesus warned them not to tell anyone about him.4

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          Jesus Predicts His Death

          8:31 -- 9:1pp -- Mt 16:21-28; Lk 9:22-27

          31 He then began to teach them that the Son of Man5 must suffer many things6 and be rejected by the elders, chief priests and teachers of the law,7 and that he must be killed8 and after three days9 rise again.10

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          32 He spoke plainly11 about this, and Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him.

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          33 But when Jesus turned and looked at his disciples, he rebuked Peter. "Get behind me, Satan!"12 he said. "You do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men."

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