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Matthew 26:47 Arrest

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Jesus and His disciples were in the Garden of Gethsemane, praying. Judas came with the temple guards to arrest Jesus.

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Matthew 26:47-56

47. “Judas thought they would have to search for Him in the garden and fight off His disciples in order to arrest Him. But Jesus came to them and calmy surrendered.” (Wiersbe, Warren W, The Bible Exposition Commentary New Testament Volume 1 Matthew-Galatians. [Colorado Springs: David C Cook, 2004], 97)

48. Judas had arranged to kiss Jesus to identify Him. “It would not have been necessary for Judas to betray Jesus with a kiss, for Jesus told the soldiers who He was.” (Wiersbe, 97)

49. “The sign of a kiss, and the greeting were necessary because many of the soldiers would have been unfamiliar with Jesus.” (The Moody Bible Commentary, The Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, [Moody Publishers, Chicago, IL, 2014], 1508)

“The betrayal in Gethsemane afforded the Jewish leaders an ideal opportunity to apprehend Jesus than they planned but without Jerusalem knowing it (26:3-5; 14-16).” (Moody, 1508)

50. “Friend means ‘companion,’ though not always with a sense of warmth, or comrade.” (Moody, 1508)

John 18:3 tells us that Roman soldiers were there to arrest Jesus.

Sword

51. “One of Jesus’ companions was (according to John 18:10) none other than Peter. But we should not make much of this knowledge of the identity of the sword-wielder, since Matthew (as well as Mark and Luke) chose not to include it.” [Max Anders and Stuart K. Weber (2012). HNTC Vol. 01: Matthew. B&H Publishing Group. Retrieved from https://read.lifeway.com]

“In his zeal to help Jesus, Peter cut of Malchus’s ear with a sword. He did not wait for the Lord to tell him what to do, but (like Moses in Egypt, Exodus 2:11-15) Peter rushed ahead and trusted the arm of the flesh.” (Wiersbe, 97)

52. “Jesus seems to generalize beyond the immediate situation with his words, ‘for all who draw the sword will die by the sword’ (cf. Revelation 13:10; Jeremiah 15:2).” (Blomberg, Craig L., The New American Commentary, Volume 22, Matthew. [Nashville: Broadman Press], 399)

53. “Jesus did not need Peter’s help.” (Moody, 1508)

54. “Our Lord is fulfilling Scripture. Matthew makes this very clear.” (McGee, J. Vernon, Thru the Bible: Volume IV. [Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1983], 142)

55. “Jesus mocks the cowardice of the leaders who come heavily armed.” (Blomberg, 400)

56. “Probably the sense is that all of the events leading to Jesus’ arrest worked together toward the scripturally prophesied theme that God’s servant must suffer (Isaiah 52:13-53:12).” (Blomberg, 400)

“Now the king was alone, and he would face the rest of his passion without a single human companion at his side. Even his communion with the Father would soon be severed.” [Max Anders and Stuart K. Weber (2012). HNTC Vol. 01: Matthew. B&H Publishing Group. Retrieved from https://read.lifeway.com]

References

Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
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New American Standard Bible (NASB)
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New King James Version (NKJV)
Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

In this article Scripture quotations taken from KJV.

Blomberg, Craig L., The New American Commentary, Volume 22, Matthew. Nashville: Broadman Press
McGee, J. Vernon, Thru the Bible: Volume IV. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1983
The Moody Bible Commentary, The Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, Moody Publishers, Chicago, IL, 2014
Robertson, A. T., A Harmony of the Gospels. New York, HarperCollins Publishers
Wiersbe, Warren W, The Bible Exposition Commentary New Testament Volume 1 Matthew-Galatians. Colorado Springs: David C Cook, 2004

 

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