Mark 8:27

27 Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples, "Who do people say that I am?"

Mark 8:27 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 8:27

And Jesus went out, and his disciples
From Bethsaida and even from Galilee

into the towns Caesarea Philippi;
in the jurisdiction of Philip, tetrarch of Iturea and Trachonitis; for this Caesarea was rebuilt by him and called so in honour of Tiberius Caesar; and the towns and villages adjacent to it are here intended: (See Gill on Matthew 16:13);

and by the way he asked his disciples;
as they were going from Galilee to those parts:

saying unto them; whom do men say that I am?
not that he needed any information of this; for he knew not only what was said by men but What was in them; but he put this question, in order to bring out their sense of, and faith in him, and to impart something to them which was necessary they should be acquainted with; (See Gill on Matthew 16:13), where it is read, "whom do men say that I, the son of man am?"

Mark 8:27 In-Context

25 Then Jesus laid his hands on his eyes again; and he looked intently and his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly.
26 Then he sent him away to his home, saying, "Do not even go into the village."
27 Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples, "Who do people say that I am?"
28 And they answered him, "John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets."
29 He asked them, "But who do you say that I am?" Peter answered him, "You are the Messiah."

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