Peter Declares That Jesus Is the Messiah

18 Once when Jesus was praying in private and his disciples were with him, he asked them, “Who do the crowds say I am?”

Read Luke 9:18 Using Other Translations

And it came to pass, as he was alone praying, his disciples were with him: and he asked them, saying,Whom say the people that I am?
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?"
One day Jesus left the crowds to pray alone. Only his disciples were with him, and he asked them, “Who do people say I am?”