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Why did Jesus say to Peter, 'Get behind me Satan'?



      

Matthew 16:23

ESV - 23 But he turned and said to Peter, "Get behind me, Satan! You are a hindrance to me. For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man.

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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
The command "Get behind me, Satan," spoken to Peter by Jesus, is recorded in Matthew 16:23 and Mark 8:33. "Get behind me, Satan" seems harsh and out of character for Jesus, especially when addressi...

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