Luke 9:18-27

Peter Confesses Jesus as the Christ

18 1Now it happened that as he was praying alone, the disciples were with him. And he asked them, "Who do the crowds say that I am?"
19 And they answered, 2"John the Baptist. But others say, 3Elijah, and others, that one of the prophets of old has risen."
20 Then he said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" And Peter answered, 4"The Christ of God."

Jesus Foretells His Death

21 5And he strictly charged and commanded them to tell this to no one,
22 6saying, 7"The Son of Man must 8suffer many things and 9be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on 10the third day be raised."

Take Up Your Cross and Follow Jesus

23 And he said to all, "If anyone would come after me, let him 11deny himself and 12take up his cross 13daily and follow me.
24 For 14whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.
25 15For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself?
26 For 16whoever is ashamed of me and of my words, of him will the Son of Man be ashamed 17when he comes in 18his glory and the glory of the Father and of 19the holy angels.
27 But I tell you truly, there are some standing here who will not 20taste death 21until they see the kingdom of God."

Luke 9:18-27 In-Context

16 And taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and said a blessing over them. Then he broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples to set before the crowd.
17 And they all ate and were satisfied. And what was left over was picked up, twelve baskets of broken pieces.
18 Now it happened that as he was praying alone, the disciples were with him. And he asked them, "Who do the crowds say that I am?"
19 And they answered, "John the Baptist. But others say, Elijah, and others, that one of the prophets of old has risen."
20 Then he said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" And Peter answered, "The Christ of God."
21 And he strictly charged and commanded them to tell this to no one,
22 saying, "The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised."
23 And he said to all, "If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.
24 For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.
25 For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself?
26 For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words, of him will the Son of Man be ashamed when he comes in his glory and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.
27 But I tell you truly, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God."
28 Now about eight days after these sayings he took with him Peter and John and James and went up on the mountain to pray.
29 And as he was praying, the appearance of his face was altered, and his clothing became dazzling white.

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Cross References 21

  • 1. For ver. 18-20, see Matthew 16:13-16; Mark 8:27-29
  • 2. ver. 7; Matthew 14:2; Mark 6:14
  • 3. ver. 8; Mark 6:15; [Matthew 17:10; Mark 9:11; John 1:21]
  • 4. Luke 23:35; Acts 3:18; Revelation 12:10; See Matthew 1:17
  • 5. Matthew 16:20; Mark 8:30; See Matthew 12:16
  • 6. For ver. 22-27, see Matthew 16:21-28; Mark 8:31 - 9:1
  • 7. Luke 18:31; [Luke 13:33]
  • 8. Luke 24:7; Matt. 17:12, 22, 23; Mark 9:30, 31
  • 9. Luke 17:25; 1 Peter 2:4; [Luke 20:17]
  • 10. Luke 18:33; Luke 24:7, 46; See Matthew 27:63; John 2:19
  • 11. [2 Timothy 2:12, 13]
  • 12. See Matthew 10:38, 39
  • 13. 1 Corinthians 15:31
  • 14. [See ver. 23 above]
  • 15. [Luke 12:20]
  • 16. Romans 1:16; 2 Tim. 1:8, 12, 16; Hebrews 11:16; 1 John 2:28; [Matthew 10:33]
  • 17. Daniel 7:10, 13; Zechariah 14:5; Matthew 24:30; Matthew 25:31; Matthew 26:64; John 1:51; Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 1:10; 1 Thessalonians 4:16; Jude 14; Revelation 1:7; [Deuteronomy 33:2]
  • 18. Matthew 19:28; Matthew 25:31; Mark 10:37; John 17:24
  • 19. Acts 10:22; Revelation 14:10; [Matthew 13:41; Matthew 16:27]
  • 20. John 8:52; Hebrews 2:9
  • 21. [Luke 21:31, 32; Matthew 10:23; Matthew 23:36; Matthew 24:34; Mark 13:30]
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