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John 18:13

    John 18:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And led him away to Annas first; for he was father in law to Caiaphas, which was the high priest that same year.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And led him away to Annas first; for he was father in law to Caiaphas, which was the high priest that same year.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and led him to Annas first; for he was father in law to Caiaphas, who was high priest that year.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    They took him first to Annas, because Annas was the father-in-law of Caiaphas who was the high priest that year.

    Webster's Revision

    and led him to Annas first; for he was father in law to Caiaphas, who was high priest that year.

    World English Bible

    and led him to Annas first, for he was father-in-law to Caiaphas, who was high priest that year.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and led him to Annas first; for he was father in law to Caiaphas, which was high priest that year.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 18:13

    To Annas - This man must have had great authority in his nation:

    1. Because he had been a long time high priest;

    2. Because he had no less than five sons who successively enjoyed the dignity of the high priesthood; and,

    3. Because his son-in-law Caiaphas was at this time in possession of that office.

    It is likely that Annas was chief of the Sanhedrin, and that it was to him in that office that Christ was first brought. Some think that Annas was still high priest, and that Caiaphas was only his deputy, though he did the principal part of the business, and that it as because of this that he is called high priest. But see the notes on Matthew 2:4, and Luke 3:2.

    That same year - The office was now no longer during life as formerly. See the note on John 11:49.

    What is related in the 24th verse, Now Annas had sent him bound to Caiaphas, comes properly in after the 13th verse. One of the Vienna MSS. adds this verse here; the later Syriac has it in the margin, and St. Cyril in the text.

    Barnes' Notes on John 18:13

    To Annas first - Probably his house was nearest to them, and he had great authority and influence in the Jewish nation. He had been himself a long time high priest; he had had five sons who had successively enjoyed the office of high priest, and that office was now filled by his son-in-law. It was of importance, therefore, to obtain his sanction and counsel in their work of evil.

    That same year - John 11:49.

    Wesley's Notes on John 18:13

    18:13 Annas had been high priest before his son - in - law Caiaphas. And though he had for some time resigned that office, yet they paid so much regard to his age and experience, that they brought Christ to Annas first. But we do not read of any thing remarkable which passed at the house of Annas; for, which reason, his being carried thither is omitted by the other evangelists. Mt 26:57; Mr 14:53; Lu 22:54.