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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Luke 22:54-62

We have here the melancholy story of Peter's denying his Master, at the time when he was arraigned before the high priest, and those that were of the cabal, that were ready to receive the prey, and to prepare the evidence for his arraignment, as soon as it was day, before the great sanhedrim, Luke 22:66. But notice is not taken here, as was in the other evangelists, of Christ's being now upon his examination before the high priest, only of his being brought into the high priest's house, Luke... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Luke 22:54

Then took they him, and led him ,.... The band of soldiers, the captain, and the officers of the Jews, laid hold on Jesus, and bound him, John 18:12 and led him out of the garden; notwithstanding the miracle he had wrought, and the humanity he had shown in healing the servant's ear; and notwithstanding his moving address to the chiefs of them; and indeed, this was a confirmation of his last words; for by this it appeared, that now was their time, and power was given to them, as the... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Luke 22:47-63

Christianity and violence. The use of the sword by Peter, and the presence of "swords and staves" in the hands of the officers, suggest to us the connection between Jesus Christ (and his disciples) and the employment of violence; and this both by them and against them. I. THE UNSEEMLINESS OF VIOLENCE USED AGAINST JESUS CHRIST AND HIS DISCIPLES . It is true that there was something worse than the weapons of violence in that garden; the traitor's kiss was very much... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Luke 22:54

Then took they him, and led him, and brought him into the high priest's house . And Peter followed afar off. There has been some discussion here on the question of harmonizing the separate accounts. There is, however, no real difficulty if the following historical details be borne in mind. The actual high priest at this juncture was Caiaphas, son-in-law to Annas, who was the legal high priest, but had been deposed by the Roman power some time before. Annas, however, although prevented by... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Luke 22:54

Distant discipleship. "Peter followed afar off." 1 . In this we find something that was commendable. The impulsive and energetic Peter did not exhaust his zeal in that unfortunate sword-stroke of his; nor was it quenched by the rebuke of his Master. Though it was far from an ideal discipleship to "follow afar off, " it was discipleship still. We do not read that the others did as much as that; they probably sought their own safety by complete retirement. Peter could not do... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Luke 22:54-71

Christ's trials in the high priest's palace. The agony of Gethsemane is over, and our Lord has met his enemies in the calmness of real courage. He allows himself to be led to the palace of the high priest, and we have now to consider all the trials through which he passed there. The first of these is from Peter. Love to the Master keeps the disciple in the train of the procession, and even leads him to linger without until through John's good offices he gets into the hall. But, alas!... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Luke 22:54-62

Luke 22:54-62 . Then took they him, and brought him into the high-priest’s house See on Matthew 26:57; and Mark 14:53; Mark 14:51. When they had kindled a fire, Peter sat down among them See the story of Peter’s three-fold denial of Christ elucidated at large in the notes on Matthew 26:69-75; and Mark 14:66-72. Another saw him, and said Observe here, in order to reconcile the four evangelists, that divers persons concurred in charging Peter with belonging to Christ. 1st, The maid that... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Luke 22:54-65

152. At the high priest’s house (Matthew 26:57-75; Mark 14:53-72; Luke 22:54-65; John 18:12-27)Annas and his son-in-law Caiaphas apparently lived in the same house. Annas had been the previous high priest and, though replaced by Caiaphas, was still well respected and influential. Jesus’ captors took him to Annas first, while Peter and John, who had followed at a distance, waited in the courtyard. By now it was well past midnight and into the early hours of the morning (John 18:12-18; Luke... read more

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