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John 18:8

    John 18:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Jesus answered, I have told you that I am he: if therefore ye seek me, let these go their way:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Jesus answered, I have told you that I am he: if therefore you seek me, let these go their way:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Jesus answered, I told you that I am he ; if therefore ye seek me, let these go their way:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Jesus made answer, I have said that I am he; if you are looking for me, let these men go away.

    Webster's Revision

    Jesus answered, I told you that I am he ; if therefore ye seek me, let these go their way:

    World English Bible

    Jesus answered, "I told you that I am he. If therefore you seek me, let these go their way,"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Jesus answered, I told you that I am he: if therefore ye seek me, let these go their way:

    Definitions for John 18:8

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 18:8

    Let these go their way - These words are rather words of authority, than words of entreaty. I voluntarily give myself up to you, but you must not molest one of these my disciples. At your peril injure them. Let them go about their business. I have already given you a sufficient proof of my power: I will not exert it in my own behalf, for I will lay down my life for the sheep; but I will not permit you to injure the least of these. It was certainly the supreme power of Christ that kept the soldiers and the mob from destroying all the disciples present, when Peter had given them such provocation, in cutting off the ear of Malchus. There were probably no other disciples with Christ than Peter, James, and John, at this time. see Matthew 26:37; Mark 13:33.

    Barnes' Notes on John 18:8

    Let these go their way - These apostles. This shows his care and love even in the hour of danger. He expected to die. They were to carry the news of his death to the ends of the earth. Hence he, the faithful Captain of salvation, went foremost into trials; he, the Good Shepherd, secured the safety of the flock, and went before them into danger. By the question which he asked those who came out against him, he had secured the safety of his apostles. He was answered that they sought for him. He demanded that, agreeably to their declaration, they should take him only, and leave his followers at liberty. The wisdom, caution, and prudence of Jesus forsook him in no peril, however sudden, and in no circumstances, however difficult or trying.

    Wesley's Notes on John 18:8

    18:8 If ye seek me, let these (my disciples) go - It was an eminent instance of his power over the spirits of men, that they so far obeyed this word, as not to seize even Peter, when he had cut off the ear of Malchus.