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Matthew 26:54

    Matthew 26:54 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    How then should the scriptures be fulfilled that thus it must be?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But how then would the Writings come true, which say that so it has to be?

    Webster's Revision

    How then should the scriptures be fulfilled that thus it must be?

    World English Bible

    How then would the Scriptures be fulfilled that it must be so?"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    How then should the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 26:54

    But how then - Had I such a defense - shall the Scriptures be fulfilled, which say, that thus it must be? That is, that I am to suffer and die for the sin of the world. Probably the Scriptures to which our Lord principally refers are Psalm 22, 69, and especially Isaiah 53:1-12, and Daniel 9:24-27. Christ shows that they had no power against him but what he permitted; and that he willingly gave up himself into their hands.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 26:54

    But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled ... - That is, the Scriptures which foretold of his dying for the world.

    In some way that must be accomplished, and the time had come when, having finished the work which the Father gave him to do, it was proper that he should submit to death. This was said, doubtless, to comfort his disciples; to show them that his death was not a matter of surprise or disappointment to him; and that they, therefore, should not be offended and forsake him.