He was trying to see who Jesus was, but he couldn't do so due to the crowd, since he was a short man.
You aren't greater than our father Abraham, who died, are you? The prophets also died. Who are you making yourself out to be?"
Then they asked him, "Who are you?"
Then Jesus told them, "Come, have breakfast." Now none of the disciples dared to ask him, "Who are you?", because they knew it was the Lord.
He asked them, "But who do you say I am?" "God's Messiah," Peter replied.
When he came into Jerusalem, the whole city was trembling with excitement. The people were asking, "Who is this?"
Overcome with fear, they kept saying to one another, "Who is this man? Even the wind and the sea obey him!"
Then he asked the disciples, "Where's your faith?" Frightened and amazed, they asked one another, "Who is this man? He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him!"
Herod said, "I beheaded John. But who is this man I'm hearing so much about?" So Herod kept trying to see Jesus.
He answered, "And who is he, sir? Tell me, so that I may believe in him."
Then the crowd answered him, "We have learned from the Law that the Messiah remains forever. So how can you say that the Son of Man must be lifted up? Who is this Son of Man?"
Those who were at the table with them began to say among themselves, "Who is this man who even forgives sins?"
The scribes and the Pharisees began to argue among themselves, saying, "Who is this man who is uttering blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God alone?"
When Jesus had come to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, "Who do people say the Son of Man is?"
Then Jesus and his disciples set out for the villages around Caesarea Philippi. On the way he was asking his disciples, "Who do people say I am?"
One day, while Jesus was praying privately and the disciples were with him, he asked them, "Who do the crowds say I am?"
and asked him, "Are you the Coming One, or should we wait for someone else?"
and sent them to the Lord to ask, "Are you the Coming One, or should we wait for someone else?"
When the men had come to Jesus, they said, "John the Baptist has sent us to you to ask, "Are you the Coming One, or should we wait for someone else?'"
Pilate asked him, "Are you the king of the Jews?" Jesus answered him, "You say so."
Then Pilate asked him, "Are you the king of the Jews?" He answered, "You say so."
Pilate asked him, "So you are a king?" Jesus answered, "You say that I am a king. I was born for this, and I came into the world for this: to testify to the truth. Everyone who is committed to the truth listens to my voice."
But Jesus was silent. Then the high priest told him, "I command you by the living God to tell us if you are the Messiah, the Son of God!"
But he kept silent and didn't answer at all. The high priest asked him again, "Are you the Messiah, the Son of the Blessed One?"
They said, "If you are the Messiah, tell us."
All the crowds were amazed and kept saying, "This man isn't the Son of David, is he?"
So the Jewish leaders surrounded him and quizzed him, "How long are you going to keep us in suspense? If you're the Messiah, tell us so plainly."
Then they all asked, "Are you, then, the Son of God?" He answered them, "You said it I AM."
Then the tempter came. "Since you are the Son of God," he said, "tell these stones to become loaves of bread."
He told Jesus, "Since you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, because it is written, "God will put his angels in charge of you,' and, "With their hands they will hold you up, so that you will never hit your foot against a rock.'"
and saying, "You who were going to destroy the sanctuary and rebuild it in three days save yourself! If you're the Son of God, come down from the cross!"
The Devil told him, "Since you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become a loaf of bread."
The Devil also took him into Jerusalem and had him stand on the highest point of the Temple. He told Jesus, "Since you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here,
1 Peter 1:11
They tried to find out what era or specific time the Spirit of the Messiah in them kept referring to when he predicted the sufferings of the Messiah and the glories that would follow.