New International Version
Then he ordered his disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Messiah.
King James Bible
Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ.
Darby Bible Translation
Then he enjoined on his disciples that they should say to no man that he was the Christ.
World English Bible
Then he commanded the disciples that they should tell no one that he was Jesus the Christ.
Young's Literal Translation
Then did he charge his disciples that they may say to no one that he is Jesus the Christ.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Then charged he his disciples - ΔιεϚειλατο, he strictly charged them. Some very good MSS. have επετιμησεν, he severely charged - comminatus est, - he threatened. These are the readings of the Cod. Bezae, both in the Greek and Latin.
The Christ - The common text has Jesus the Christ; but the word Jesus is omitted by fifty-four MSS., some of which are not only of the greatest authority, but also of the greatest antiquity. It is omitted also by the Syriac, later Persic, later Arabic, Slavonic, six copies of the Itala, and several of the fathers. The most eminent critics approve of this omission, and Griesbach has left it out of the text in both his editions. I believe the insertion of it here to be wholly superfluous and improper; for the question is, Who is this Jesus? Peter answers, He is, ὁ ΧριϚος, the Messiah. The word Jesus is obviously improper. What our Lord says here refers to Peter's testimony in Matthew 16:16 : Thou art the Christ - Jesus here says, Tell no man that I am the Christ, i.e. the Messiah; as the time for his full manifestation was not yet come; and he was not willing to provoke the Jewish malice, or the Roman envy, by permitting his disciples to announce him as the Savior of a lost world. He chose rather to wait, till his resurrection and ascension had set this truth in the clearest light, and beyond the power of successful contradiction.
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and Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, and Mary was the mother of Jesus who is called the Messiah.
Then Jesus said to him, "See that you don't tell anyone. But go, show yourself to the priest and offer the gift Moses commanded, as a testimony to them."
Simon Peter answered, "You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God."
Jesus warned them not to tell anyone about him.
Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.
Jesus strictly warned them not to tell this to anyone.
"Yes, Lord," she replied, "I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, who is to come into the world."
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