Mark 8:30

30 And he sternly ordered them not to tell anyone about him.

Mark 8:30 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 8:30

And he charged them
His disciples, after he had declared his approbation of Peter's confession of faith, and signified he would build his church on that rock, and the gates of hell should not prevail against it: and promised Peter the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and that whatsoever was bound, or loosed by him on earth, should be bound and loosed in heaven; which are omitted by Mark, but related by Matthew, ( Matthew 16:17-19 ) : after this he gave a strict and severe charge,

that they should tell no man of him;
that he was the Messiah, and the Son of God; (See Gill on Matthew 16:20).

Mark 8:30 In-Context

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."
30 And he sternly ordered them not to tell anyone about him.
31 Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.
32 He said all this quite openly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him.