Luke 9:21

21 He sternly ordered and commanded them not to tell anyone,

Luke 9:21 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 9:21

And he strictly charged them, and commanded them
Though he highly approved of this their confession, and pronounced Peter blessed upon it; and signified that it was a discovery which flesh and blood could not make, but what was made to him his Father: yet he gave them a strict charge, and laid his commands on them,

to tell no man that thing;
that he was the Messiah, and the eternal Son of God, and the true God, as well as the son of man, and really man: the reasons for this: (See Gill on Matthew 16:20).

Luke 9:21 In-Context

19 They answered, "John the Baptist; but others, Elijah; and still others, that one of the ancient prophets has arisen."
20 He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" Peter answered, "The Messiah of God."
21 He sternly ordered and commanded them not to tell anyone,
22 saying, "The Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised."
23 Then he said to them all, "If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.
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