Luke 9:20
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New International Version
"But what about you?" he asked. "Who do you say I am?" Peter answered, "God's Messiah."

New Living Translation
Then he asked them, "But who do you say I am?" Peter replied, "You are the Messiah sent from God!"

English Standard Version
Then he said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” And Peter answered, “The Christ of God.”

New American Standard Bible
And He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" And Peter answered and said, "The Christ of God."

King James Bible
He said unto them, But whom say ye that I am? Peter answering said, The Christ of God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"But you," He asked them, "who do you say that I am?" Peter answered, "God's Messiah!"

International Standard Version
He asked them, "But who do you say I am?" "God's Messiah," Peter replied.

NET Bible
Then he said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" Peter answered, "The Christ of God."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But he said to them, “Who is it you are saying that I am?” Shimeon answered and he said, “The Messiah of God.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He asked them, "But who do you say I am?" Peter answered, "You are the Messiah, whom God has sent."

Jubilee Bible 2000
He said unto them, But who do ye say that I am? Peter answering said, The Christ of God.

King James 2000 Bible
He said unto them, But whom say you that I am? Peter answering said, The Christ of God.

American King James Version
He said to them, But whom say you that I am? Peter answering said, The Christ of God.

American Standard Version
And he said unto them, But who say ye that I am? And Peter answering said, The Christ of God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said to them: But whom do you say that I am? Simon Peter answering, said: The Christ of God.

Darby Bible Translation
And he said to them, But *ye*, who do ye say that I am? And Peter answering said, The Christ of God.

English Revised Version
And he said unto them, But who say ye that I am? And Peter answering said, The Christ of God.

Webster's Bible Translation
He said to them, But who say ye that I am? Peter answering, said, Christ of God.

Weymouth New Testament
"But you," He asked, "who do you say that I am?" "God's Anointed One," replied Peter.

World English Bible
He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" Peter answered, "The Christ of God."

Young's Literal Translation
and he said to them, 'And ye -- who do ye say me to be?' and Peter answering said, 'The Christ of God.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

9:18-27 It is an unspeakable comfort that our Lord Jesus is God's Anointed; this signifies that he was both appointed to be the Messiah, and qualified for it. Jesus discourses concerning his own sufferings and death. And so far must his disciples be from thinking how to prevent his sufferings, that they must prepare for their own. We often meet with crosses in the way of duty; and though we must not pull them upon our own heads, yet, when they are laid for us, we must take them up, and carry them after Christ. It is well or ill with us, according as it is well or ill with our souls. The body cannot be happy, if the soul be miserable in the other world; but the soul may be happy, though the body is greatly afflicted and oppressed in this world. We must never be ashamed of Christ and his gospel.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 20. - But whom say ye that I am Peter answering said, The Christ of God. And the Master listened, apparently without comment, to this reply, which told him what the people said of him, and then went on, "But you, my disciples, who have been ever with he, what say, what think you about me?" Peter, as the representative of the others in that little chosen company, answers, "We believe that thou art more than any prophet or national hero or forerunner of the Messiah; we think that thou art the Messiah himself."' Dr. Morrison very beautifully pictures the disciples' state of mind at this juncture. "No doubt the true light on the subject had often gleamed through the darkness of their minds (see John 1:29, 33, 34, 41, 45, 49, etc.). But, though gleam succeeded gleam, in flashes that revealed the Illimitable, the darkness would ever, more or less, close in again. They could not altogether help it. They were witnesses of a 'humiliation' which they could not reconcile with the notions they had inherited in reference to the power and pomp of the Messiah. And yet it was evident that he was entirely unlike all other rabbis. He was the Master of masters, and a mystery over and above. An inner lustre was continually breaking through. It was glorious; it was unique. His character was transcendently noble and pure. He had not, moreover, obtruded self-assertions on them. He had left them, in a great measure, to observe for themselves; and they had been observing." It was, indeed, on the part of these feeble disciples a pure and lofty expression of the effect produced on their hearts by Jesus Christ's teaching. But though these men, afterwards so great, had attained to this grand conception of their adored Master, though they alone, among the crowds, through the sad coloured veil of his low estate, could see shining the glory of Divinity, yet they could not grasp yet the conception of a suffering Messiah, and in spite of all the teaching of the Master, the cross and the Passion made them unbelievers again. It needed the Resurrection to complete the education of faith.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

He said unto them, but whom say ye that I am?.... 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 Additional Commentaries
Context
Peter's Confession of Christ
19They answered and said, "John the Baptist, and others say Elijah; but others, that one of the prophets of old has risen again." 20And He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" And Peter answered and said, "The Christ of God."
Cross References
Luke 9:19
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."

John 6:68
Simon Peter answered him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.

John 6:69
We have come to believe and to know that you are the Holy One of God."
Treasury of Scripture

He said to them, But whom say you that I am? Peter answering said, The Christ of God.

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Matthew 16:15 He said to them, But whom say you that I am?

Matthew 22:42 Saying, What think you of Christ? whose son is he? They say to him, …

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Luke 22:67 Are you the Christ? tell us. And he said to them, If I tell you, …

Matthew 16:16,17 And Simon Peter answered and said, You are the Christ, the Son of …

Matthew 26:63 But Jesus held his peace, And the high priest answered and said to …

Mark 8:29 And he said to them, But whom say you that I am? And Peter answers …

Mark 14:61 But he held his peace, and answered nothing. Again the high priest …

John 1:41,49 He first finds his own brother Simon, and said to him, We have found …

John 4:29,42 Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not …

John 6:69 And we believe and are sure that you are that Christ, the Son of the living God.

John 7:41 Others said, This is the Christ. But some said, Shall Christ come …

John 11:27 She said to him, Yes, Lord: I believe that you are the Christ, the …

John 20:31 But these are written, that you might believe that Jesus is the Christ, …

Acts 8:37 And Philip said, If you believe with all your heart, you may. And …

Acts 9:22 But Saul increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews …

Acts 17:3 Opening and alleging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen …

1 John 5:1 Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every …

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