And Jesus saith unto them
As they were going to the Mount of Olives. The Persic version reads, in this place; meaning the Mount of Olives, having got thither: all ye shall be offended because of me this night;
(See Gill on Matthew 26:31); for it is written
in ( Zechariah 13:7 ) , I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered:
Christ is meant by the shepherd, and the apostles by the sheep. The Syriac version reads, "his sheep".