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Mark 8:28-30 The Passion Translation (TPT)

28 They replied, “Some say John the Baptizer, others say Elijah[a] the prophet, and still others say you must be one of the prophets.”

29 He asked them, “But who do you say that I am?”

Peter[b] spoke up, saying, “You are the Messiah,[c] the Son of the Living God!”[d]

30 Then he warned them not to breathe a word of this to anyone.


  1. Mark 8:28 For the Jews, the return of Elijah would signal the end of days. See Mal. 4:5.
  2. Mark 8:29 The Aramaic is “Shimon” (or “Simeon”), which presents an interesting word play. Shimon means “he who hears.” Simon Peter heard the question posed by Jesus and answered it. But he also heard the revelation from the Father that Jesus is the Messiah, God’s Son. See Matt. 16:17. Simon is the first one of the disciples who truly heard the Father’s revelation of the identity of Jesus Christ.
  3. Mark 8:29 Or “the Christ,” which means “the Anointed One” (or “Messiah”).
  4. Mark 8:29 As translated from the Aramaic and a small number of Greek manuscripts.
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