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Matthew 26:57

    Matthew 26:57 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And they that had laid hold on Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And they that had laid hold on Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And they that had taken Jesus led him away to the house of Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were gathered together.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And those who had made Jesus prisoner took him away to the house of Caiaphas, the high priest, where the scribes and those in authority over the people had come together.

    Webster's Revision

    And they that had taken Jesus led him away to the house of Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were gathered together.

    World English Bible

    Those who had taken Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were gathered together.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And they that had taken Jesus led him away to the house of Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were gathered together.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 26:57

    They - led him away to Caiaphas - John says, John 18:13, that they led him first to Annas; but this appears to have been done merely to do him honor as the father-in-law of Caiaphas, and his colleague in the high priesthood. But as the Sanhedrin was assembled at the house of Caiaphas, it was there he must be brought to undergo his mock trial: but see on John 18:13 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 26:57

    The trial of our Lord before the council, and the denial of Peter happening at the same time, might be related one before the other, according to the evangelists' pleasure.

    Accordingly, Matthew and Mark relate the "trial" first, and Peter's denial afterward; Luke mentions the denial first, and John has probably observed the natural order. The parallel places are recorded in Mark 14:53-72; Luke 22:54-71; and John 18:13-27.

    To Caiaphas - John says that they led him first to Annas, the father-in-law of Caiaphas. This was done, probably as a mark of respect, he having been high priest, and perhaps distinguished for prudence, and capable of "advising" his son-in-law in a difficult case. The Saviour was "detained" there. probably, until the chief priests and elders were assembled.

    The high priest - Note, Matthew 26:3. John says he was high priest for that year. Annas had been high priest some years before. In the time of our Saviour the office was frequently changed by the civil ruler. This Caiaphas had prophesied that it was expedient that one should die for the people. See the notes at John 11:49-50.

    The scribes and elders - The men composing the great council of the nation, or Sanhedrin, Matthew 5:22. It is not probable that they could be immediately assembled, and some part of the transaction respecting the denial of Peter probably took place while they were collecting.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 26:57

    26:57 They led him away to Caiaphas - From the house of Annas, the father - in - law of Caiaphas, to whom they had carried him first. Mark 14:53; Luke 22:54; John 18:12.