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Matthew 26:68

    Matthew 26:68 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Saying, Prophesy unto us, thou Christ, Who is he that smote thee?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Saying, Prophesy to us, you Christ, Who is he that smote you?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    saying, Prophesy unto us, thou Christ: who is he that struck thee?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Be a prophet, O Christ, and say who gave you a blow!

    Webster's Revision

    saying, Prophesy unto us, thou Christ: who is he that struck thee?

    World English Bible

    saying, "Prophesy to us, you Christ! Who hit you?"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    saying, Prophesy unto us, thou Christ: who is he that struck thee?

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 26:68

    Prophesy unto us, thou Christ - Their conduct toward him now was expressly prophesied of, by a man whose Divine mission they did not pretend to deny; see Isaiah 50:6. It appears that, before they buffeted him, they bound up his eyes, See Mark 14:65.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 26:68

    Saying, Prophesy unto us ... - Mark informs us that before they said this they had blindfolded him. Having prevented his seeing, they ridiculed his pretensions of being the Messiah. If he Was the Christ, they supposed he could tell who smote him As he bore it patiently and did not answer, they doubtless supposed that they had discovered another reason to think he was an impostor. The word "prophesy" does not mean only to foretell future events, although that is the proper meaning of the word, but also to declare anything that is unknown, or anything which cannot be known by natural knowledge or without revelation. Luke adds, "And many other things blasphemously spoke they against him." There is something very remarkable in this expression. They had charged Him with "blasphemy" in claiming to be the Son of God. This charge they were not able to prove; but the evangelist fixes the charge of "blasphemy" on them, because he really was the Son of God, and they denied it.