9:20 who do you say. This question distinguishes the disciples from the crowds; the word “you” is emphatic.
Christ. This word means “anointed” (1 Sam. 2:10; Matt. 1:1 and notes); Christ is the One God has chosen above all others, the One who will bring salvation. Peter’s answer is more than a penetrating assessment; it is not a human discovery but a revelation from God (Matt. 16:17).