One day when he was praying alone in the presence of his disciples, he asked them, "Who do the people say I am?"
They answered, "Some say John the Baptist, others Elijah, others say that one of the old prophets has come back to life."
"And you," he said, "Who do you say I am?"
Peter answered, "God's Messiah."
Then he gave them strict orders not to tell this to anyone. And he said, "The son of Adam has to undergo great sufferings, and to be rejected by the elders, chief priests, and doctors of the Torah, to be put to death and to be raised again on the third day."