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Luke 9:18–24

Peter Declares That Jesus Is the Messiah

9:18–20pp—Mt 16:13–16; Mk 8:27–29
9:22–27pp—Mt 16:21–28; Mk 8:31–9:1

18 Once when Jesus was prayingz in private and his disciples were with him, he asked them, “Who do the crowds say I am?”

19 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist;a others say Elijah; and still others, that one of the prophets of long ago has come back to life.”b

20 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”

Peter answered, “God’s Messiah.”c

Jesus Predicts His Death

21 Jesus strictly warned them not to tell this to anyone.d 22 And he said, “The Son of Mane must suffer many thingsf and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law,g and he must be killedh and on the third dayi be raised to life.”j

23 Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.k 24 For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it.l

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