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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Matthew 26:31-35

We have here Christ's discourse with his disciples upon the way, as they were going to the mount of Olives. Observe, I. A prediction of the trial which both he and his disciples were now to go through. He here foretels, 1. A dismal scattering storm just arising, Matt. 26:31. (1.) That they should all be offended because of Christ that very night; that is, they would all be so frightened with the sufferings, that they would not have the courage to cleave to him in them, but would all basely... read more

William Barclay

William Barclay's Daily Study Bible - Matthew 26:31-35

We now gather together the passages which tell the story of Peter. The Master's Warning ( Matthew 26:31-35 ) 26:31-35 Then Jesus said to them, "Every one of you will be made to stumble because of me during this night; for it stands written, 'I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad.' But after I have been raised, I will go before you into Galilee." Peter answered him, "If all are made to stumble because of you, I will never be made to stumble."... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Matthew 26:35

Peter saith unto him ,.... Mark says, "he spake the more vehemently", Mark 14:31 ; his spirits were raised to a greater pitch of resentment, and he expressed himself in stronger terms, and in more peremptory and self-confident language, though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee : he seems to have understood Christ, that he should suffer death, and that he would be in great danger himself, and therefore rather than lose his life would deny his master; wherefore he most... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Matthew 26:35

Though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee - He does not take the warning which his Lord gave him - he trusts in the warm, sincere attachment to Christ which he now feels, not considering that this must speedily fail, unless supported by the power of God. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Matthew 26:14-50

Judas. By piecing together what the various Gospels tell us about Judas, we can see the process by which our Lord separated him from the rest. 1 . Our Lord indicated that among the disciples there was a traitor. Unable to detect the conscious look of guilt in the face of any of his companions, each, conscious of the deep, unfathomed capacity for evil in his own heart, can but frankly ask the Master, "Lord, is it I?" But there was one of them who did not join in the question. 2 .... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Matthew 26:30-35

Jesus announces the desertion of the apostles, and the denial of Peter. ( Mark 14:26-31 ; Luke 22:34 ; John 13:36-38 .) read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Matthew 26:31-35

Strength and weakness. After the admonitory incident of the last Passover, which separated the unhappy Iscariot from the apostleship, Jesus, journeying with the eleven towards the Mount of Olives, proceeded to caution them against the weakness which he discerned in them. He is not our truest friend who conceals from us our faults. I. IN JESUS WE SEE THE ENSHRINEMENT OF DIVINE STRENGTH . 1 . In his all-comprehensive knowledge. 2 . In his all-enduring... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Matthew 26:31-46

The Mount of Olives. I. THE CONVERSATION BY THE WAY . 1 . The Lord ' s prediction that all should forsake him. Partly in the upper room, partly on the way, the Lord had uttered those most sacred and precious words which St. John was led by the Holy Spirit to preserve in those chapters which have well been called the holiest of the holy. St. Matthew relates only one thing which passed as they went in the late evening, in the solemn light of the Paschal moon, their hearts,... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Matthew 26:35

Though I should die with thee ( κἀ Ì ν δε ì ῃ με συ Ì ν σοι Ì ἀποθανεῖν , even if I must die with thee ) . Christ's explanation of his meaning only drew from Peter a more energetic asseveration of his constancy even unto death. "He thought he was able," says St. Augustine, "because he felt that he wished." The other apostles made a similar assertion, and Jesus said no more, leaving time to prove the truth of his sad foreboding. read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Matthew 26:31-35

Jesus foretells the fall of Peter - This is also recorded in Mark 14:27-31; Luke 22:31-34; John 13:34-38.Matthew 26:31Then saith Jesus unto them - The occasion of his saying this was Peter’s bold affirmation that he was ready to die with him, John 13:36Jesus had told them that he was going away - that is, was about to die. Peter asked him whither he was going. Jesus replied that he could not follow him then, but should afterward. Peter, not satisfied with that, said that he was ready to lay... read more

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