52ThenJesussaid to him, "Put your swordback into its place ; for 1allthose who take up the sword shall perish by the sword.53"Or do you think that I cannotappeal to My Father, and He will at onceput at My disposalmore than twelvea2legions of 3angels ?54"Howthen will 4the Scriptures be fulfilled, which say that it musthappenthisway ?"55
At that timeJesussaid to the crowds, "Have you come out with swords and clubs to arrest Me as you would against a robber ? 5Everyday I used to sit in the templeteaching and you did not seize Me.56"But allthis has takenplace to fulfill6the Scriptures of the prophets."Thenall the disciplesleft Him and fled.
577Those who had seizedJesusled Him away to 8Caiaphas, the highpriest, where the scribes and the elders were gatheredtogether.
But 9Peter was following Him at a distance as far as the 10courtyard of the highpriest, and entered in, and satdown with the b11officers to see the outcome.
59Now the chiefpriests and the wholec12Council kept trying to obtainfalsetestimonyagainstJesus, so that they might put Him to death.
They did not find any, even though manyfalsewitnessescameforward. But later on 13twocameforward,
and said, "Thismanstated, '14I amable to destroy the dtemple of God and to rebuild it ein threedays.' "
The highprieststood up and said to Him, "Do You not answer ? What is it that thesemen are testifyingagainst You?"