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Luke 9:20

20 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”Peter answered, “God’s Messiah.”

Luke 9:20 in Other Translations

20 He said unto them,But whom say ye that I am? Peter answering said, The Christ of God.
20 Then he said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" And Peter answered, "The Christ of God."
20 Then he asked them, “But who do you say I am?” Peter replied, “You are the Messiah sent from God!”
20 He then asked, "And you - what are you saying about me? Who am I?" Peter answered, "The Messiah of God."
20 "But you," He asked them, "who do you say that I am?" Peter answered, "God's Messiah!"

Luke 9:20 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 9:20

He said unto them, but whom say ye that I am?
&c.] Which was the main thing he had in view in this private conference; and in order to introduce which, he puts the former question:

Peter answering:
in the name of the rest of the disciples, they assenting to it:

said, the Christ of God;
The Persic version reads, "Christ God"; the Messiah, who is the Son of God, and God over all, blessed for ever. The Cambridge copy of Beza's reads, "the Christ, the Son of God". (See Gill on Luke 2:26).

Luke 9:20 In-Context

18 Once when Jesus was praying in private and his disciples were with him, he asked them, “Who do the crowds say I am?”
19 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, that one of the prophets of long ago has come back to life.”
20 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”Peter answered, “God’s Messiah.”
21 Jesus strictly warned them not to tell this to anyone.
22 And he said, “The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life.”

Cross References 1

  • 1. John 1:49; John 6:66-69; John 11:27
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