Luke 22:63

Jesus Is Mocked

63 1Now the men who were holding Jesus in custody were mocking him as they beat him.

Luke 22:63 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 22:63

And the men that held Jesus
Whilst he was before the sanhedrim; and were either the Roman soldiers, or the servants of the high priest, who kept hold of him all the while, lest he should get away; though there was no reason for it; his time was come, nor would he escape out of their hands, though he could easily have rescued himself: mocked him;
insulted him, and gave him very opprobrious language, and used him in a very scurrilous way, and even spit upon him; and smote him.
This clause is left out in the Syriac, Arabic, and Persic versions; the word used, signifies plucking off the skin; they pinched him, and tore off his flesh with their nails; they plucked the hairs of his beard, and the skin of his cheeks along with them, and so fulfilled ( Isaiah 50:6 ) .

Luke 22:63 In-Context

61 And the Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the saying of the Lord, how he had said to him, "Before the rooster crows today, you will deny me three times."
62 And he went out and wept bitterly.
63 Now the men who were holding Jesus in custody were mocking him as they beat him.
64 They also blindfolded him and kept asking him, "Prophesy! Who is it that struck you?"
65 And they said many other things against him, blaspheming him.

Cross References 1

  • 1. [Matthew 26:67, 68; Mark 14:65; John 18:22, 23]
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