Luke 9:18
New International Version
Once when Jesus was praying in private and his disciples were with him, he asked them, "Who do the crowds say I am?"

New Living Translation
One day Jesus left the crowds to pray alone. Only his disciples were with him, and he asked them, “Who do people say I am?”

English Standard Version
Now it happened that as he was praying alone, the disciples were with him. And he asked them, “Who do the crowds say that I am?”

Berean Study Bible
One day as Jesus was praying in private and the disciples were with Him, He questioned them: “Who do the crowds say I am?”

Berean Literal Bible
And it came to pass as He was praying in solitary, the disciples were with Him, and He questioned them, saying, "Whom do the crowds pronounce Me to be?"

New American Standard Bible
And it happened that while He was praying alone, the disciples were with Him, and He questioned them, saying, "Who do the people say that I am?"

King James Bible
And it came to pass, as he was alone praying, his disciples were with him: and he asked them, saying, Whom say the people that I am?

Christian Standard Bible
While he was praying in private and his disciples were with him, he asked them, "Who do the crowds say that I am?"

Contemporary English Version
When Jesus was alone praying, his disciples came to him, and he asked them, "What do people say about me?"

Good News Translation
One day when Jesus was praying alone, the disciples came to him. "Who do the crowds say I am?" he asked them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
While He was praying in private and His disciples were with Him, He asked them, "Who do the crowds say that I am?"

International Standard Version
One day, while Jesus was praying privately and the disciples were with him, he asked them, "Who do the crowds say I am?"

NET Bible
Once when Jesus was praying by himself, and his disciples were nearby, he asked them, "Who do the crowds say that I am?"

New Heart English Bible
It happened, as he was praying alone, that the disciples were with him, and he asked them, "Who do the crowds say that I am?"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when he was praying alone, and his disciples were with him, he asked them and he said, “What is it the crowds are saying about me, who I am?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Once when Jesus was praying privately and his disciples were with him, he asked them, "Who do people say I am?"

New American Standard 1977
And it came about that while He was praying alone, the disciples were with Him, and He questioned them, saying, “Who do the multitudes say that I am?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And it came to pass as he was alone praying, his disciples were with him, and he asked them, saying, Who do the people say that I am?

King James 2000 Bible
And it came to pass, as he was alone praying, his disciples were with him: and he asked them, saying, Whom say the people that I am?

American King James Version
And it came to pass, as he was alone praying, his disciples were with him: and he asked them, saying, Whom say the people that I am?

American Standard Version
And it came to pass, as he was praying apart, the disciples were with him: and he asked them, saying, Who do the multitudes say that I am?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And it came to pass, as he was alone praying, his disciples also were with him: and he asked them, saying: Whom do the people say that I am?

Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass as he was praying alone, his disciples were with him, and he asked them saying, Who do the crowds say that I am?

English Revised Version
And it came to pass, as he was praying alone, the disciples were with him: and he asked them, saying, Who do the multitudes say that I am?

Webster's Bible Translation
And it came to pass, as he was in retirement praying, his disciples were with him; and he asked them, saying, Who say the people that I am?

Weymouth New Testament
One day when He was praying by Himself the disciples were present; and He asked them, "Who do the people say that I am?"

World English Bible
It happened, as he was praying alone, that the disciples were with him, and he asked them, "Who do the multitudes say that I am?"

Young's Literal Translation
And it came to pass, as he is praying alone, the disciples were with him, and he questioned them, saying, 'Who do the multitudes say me to be?'
Study Bible
Peter's Confession of Christ
17They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. 18One day as Jesus was praying in private and the disciples were with Him, He questioned them: “Who do the people say I am?” 19They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, that a prophet of old has arisen.”…
Cross References
Matthew 14:23
After He had sent them away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. When evening came, He was there alone,

Matthew 16:13
When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, He questioned His disciples: "Who do people say the Son of Man is?"

Mark 8:27
Then Jesus and His disciples went on to the villages around Caesarea Philippi. On the way, He questioned His disciples: "Who do people say I am?"

Luke 3:21
When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as He was praying, heaven was opened,

Luke 6:12
In those days, Jesus went out to the mountain to pray, and He spent the night in prayer to God.

Luke 9:19
They replied, "Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, that a prophet of old has arisen."

Luke 9:28
About eight days after Jesus had said these things, He took with Him Peter, John, and James, and went up on a mountain to pray.

Luke 9:29
And as He was praying, the appearance of His face changed, and His clothes became radiantly white.

Treasury of Scripture

And it came to pass, as he was alone praying, his disciples were with him: and he asked them, saying, Whom say the people that I am?

as.

Luke 11:1
And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.

Luke 22:39-41
And he came out, and went, as he was wont, to the mount of Olives; and his disciples also followed him…

Matthew 26:36
Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder.

Whom.

Matthew 16:13,14
When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? …

Mark 8:27-30
And Jesus went out, and his disciples, into the towns of Caesarea Philippi: and by the way he asked his disciples, saying unto them, Whom do men say that I am? …







Lexicon
[One day]
ἐγένετο (egeneto)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.

as
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

[Jesus]
αὐτὸν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

was
εἶναι (einai)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

praying
προσευχόμενον (proseuchomenon)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4336: To pray, pray for, offer prayer. From pros and euchomai; to pray to God, i.e. Supplicate, worship.

in
κατὰ (kata)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 2596: A primary particle; down, in varied relations (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined).

private
μόνας (monas)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 3441: Only, solitary, desolate. Probably from meno; remaining, i.e. Sole or single; by implication, mere.

[and] the
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

disciples
μαθηταί (mathētai)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3101: A learner, disciple, pupil. From manthano; a learner, i.e. Pupil.

were with
συνῆσαν (synēsan)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4895: To be with, come together with. From sun and eimi; to be in company with, i.e. Present at the time.

Him,
αὐτῷ (autō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

He questioned
ἐπηρώτησεν (epērōtēsen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1905: To interrogate, question, demand of. From epi and erotao; to ask for, i.e. Inquire, seek.

them:
αὐτοὺς (autous)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

“Who
Τίνα (Tina)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5101: Who, which, what, why. Probably emphatic of tis; an interrogative pronoun, who, which or what.

{do} the
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

people
ὄχλοι (ochloi)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3793: From a derivative of echo; a throng; by implication, the rabble; by extension, a class of people; figuratively, a riot.

say
λέγουσιν (legousin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

I
με (me)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

am??
εἶναι (einai)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.
(18) And it came to pass . . .--St. Luke, it will be noted, omits the narrative of our Lord's walking on the water, of the feeding of the Four Thousand, of the Syro-Ph?nician woman, and of the teaching as to the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees. We cannot get beyond a conjectural explanation of these phenomena, but it is possible that, as a matter of fact, he simply did not learn these facts in the course of his inquiries, and therefore did not insert them. As far as it goes, the fact suggests the inference that he had not seen the Gospels of St. Matthew and St. Mark in the form in which we now have them. On the narrative that follows (Luke 9:18-27), see Notes on Matthew 16:13-28; Mark 8:27; Mark 9:1.

As he was alone praying.--There is, as before (see Introduction, and Notes on Luke 3:21; Luke 5:16; Luke 6:12), something characteristic in the stress which St. Luke lays on the fact. It is as though he saw in what follows the result of the previous prayer.

Verses 18-27. - Jesus question to his own: Who did they think he was? He tells them of a suffering Messiah, and describes the lot of his own true followers. Verse 18. - And it came to pass, as he was alone praying, his disciples were with him: and he asked them, saying, Whom say the people that I am? With these abrupt words, St. Luke changes for his readers the time and scene. Since the miracle of feeding the five thousand at Bethsaida Julias, Jesus had preached at Capernaum the famous sermon on the "Bread of life" (reported in John 6.); he had wandered to the north-east as far as the maritime cities of Tyro and Sidon; had returned again to the Decapolis region for a brief sojourn; and then once more had turned his footsteps north; and it was in the extreme confines of the Holy Land, in the neighbourhood of Caesarea Philippi, and close to the great fountain, the source of the sacred Jordan, at the foot of the southern ridge of Hermon, where he put the momentous question here chronicled, to his listening disciples. Much had happened since the five thousand were fed. The defection which the Master had foreseen when he commenced his parable-teaching with the sad story of the "sower," had begun. After the great Capernaum sermon (John 6.), many had fallen away from him; the enthusiasm for his words was rapidly waning; the end was already in sight. "Well," he asks his own, "what are men saying about me? Whom do they think that I am?" 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.
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