Luke 9:18

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

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Other Translations

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?
- King James Version

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?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And it came about that when he was in prayer, by himself, and the disciples were with him, he put a question to them, saying, Who do the people say I am?
- Basic English Bible

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?
- Darby Bible

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?
- Webster's Bible

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

And it was don, whanne he was aloone preiynge, hise disciplis weren with hym, and he axide hem, and seide, Whom seien the puple that Y am?
- Wycliffe Bible

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?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 9:18


9:18 Apart - From the multitude. And he asked them - When he had done praying, during which they probably stayed at a distance. #Mt 14:13|; Mr 8:27.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 9:18


Lu 9:18-21 He was alone praying. Only Luke informs us of this, his disciples being present, when he asked the question, Whom say the people that I am? See notes on Peter's confession of faith, Mt 16:13-20 Mr 8:27-30.

Discussion for Luke 9

  • Obbie Beal
    "55 But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. 56 For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them"... again, we learn Jesus stayed focused on His 1 mission SALVATION.
  • Teri
    don't get too accustomed to this world. Jesus was just passing through and so are we! We get entangled with the "cares" of this life. we like to be comfortable, and there's nothing wrong with that, except you have to keep your eyes on the one that matters-Jesus and eternal life with Him.
  • Wild B He
    To be a disciple of his, hands on the plough, is to be in a battle against the forces of evil on earth. We are in a time of testing. The Truth is being obfuscated. The rule if law is ignored as the Antichrist, who blows his own horn that he is the best, has deceived even the very foremost Christians of our day, 5/9/19. They boost his credibility not knowing the severity of God, who sees all!
  • Ivy Johnson
    Our Lord on the Mount-of-Transfiguration: God His Father said: This is My Beloved Son: Hear Ye Him! Mary at the Wedding in Cana: Whatever He sayeth: do it! Why are we claiming to be Followers of Jesus: but disobedient to His Commands: Jesus sayeth: To obey is Better than Sacrifice: I am preaching to the choir: We are upset with our children when they disobey our commands: obedience to God matters
  • Obbie Beal
    through the eyes of Jesus we learn Jesus has not loss sight of HIS # 1 mission (redeem man from sin... 23-27); but through the eyes of the 12 disciples
  • BSP
    Verse 25~Even if a person becomes very successful and wealthy in this world, what good would it be if that person loses their life?

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