Spake the saying openly (parrhsiai ton logon elalei). He held back nothing, told it all (pan, all, rhsia, from eipon, say), without reserve, to all of them. Imperfect tense elalei shows that Jesus did it repeatedly. Mark alone gives this item. Mark does not give the great eulogy of Peter in Matthew 16:17Matthew 16:19 after his confession ( Mark 8:29 ; Matthew 16:16 ; Luke 9:20 ), but he does tell the stinging rebuke given Peter by Jesus on this occasion. See discussion on Matthew 16:21Matthew 16:26 .