New Defender's Study Bible Notes
8:30 tell no man. Jesus told the unclean spirits (Mark 3:12), those who had seen His miracles (Mark 5:43) and His own disciples here in this verse that they should not make His identity or His miracles known. In Mark’s gospel alone He gave such an instruction at least seven times. Until Jesus was ready, He wanted people to believe His words for their own intrinsic value, as obviously true to God’s will.