Luke 22:54

Peter Disowns Jesus

54 Then seizing him, they led him away and took him into the house of the high priest. Peter followed at a distance.

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Luke 22:54 in Other Translations

KJV
54 Then took they him, and led him, and brought him into the high priest's house. And Peter followed afar off.
ESV
54 Then they seized him and led him away, bringing him into the high priest's house, and Peter was following at a distance.
NLT
54 So they arrested him and led him to the high priest’s home. And Peter followed at a distance.
MSG
54 Arresting Jesus, they marched him off and took him into the house of the Chief Priest. Peter followed, but at a safe distance.
CSB
54 They seized Him, led Him away, and brought Him into the high priest's house. Meanwhile Peter was following at a distance.

Luke 22:54 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 22:54

Then took they him, and led him
The band of soldiers, the captain, and the officers of the Jews, laid hold on Jesus, and bound him, ( John 18:12 ) and led him out of the garden; notwithstanding the miracle he had wrought, and the humanity he had shown in healing the servant's ear; and notwithstanding his moving address to the chiefs of them; and indeed, this was a confirmation of his last words; for by this it appeared, that now was their time, and power was given to them, as the emissaries of Satan, to act against him: and brought him into the high priest's house;
where the sanhedrim were assembled; but this was not in the temple where they used to sit: it is true, indeed, that the chamber in the temple, called the chamber "Parhedrin", or "Palhedrin", was, (hryd tyb) , "the dwelling house" of the high priest, seven days before the day of atonement F11; and this was also called the "chamber of the counsellors" F12; so that had the time of year agreed, it might have been thought that this was the place that Jesus was led to; but here the high priest did not usually dwell, and it is manifestly distinguished from his own house: for it is said F13,

``seven days before the day of atonement, they separate, or remove the high priest, (wtybm) , "from his house", to the chamber of "Palhedrin";''
(See Gill on Matthew 26:3). And Peter followed afar off;
(See Gill on Matthew 26:58).
FOOTNOTES:

F11 T. Bab. Yoma, fol. 10. 1. Maimon. Hilch, Mezuza, c. 6. sect. 6.
F12 T. Bab, Yoma, fol. 8. 2.
F13 Misna Yoma, c. 1. sect. 1.

Luke 22:54 In-Context

52 Then Jesus said to the chief priests, the officers of the temple guard, and the elders, who had come for him, “Am I leading a rebellion, that you have come with swords and clubs?
53 Every day I was with you in the temple courts, and you did not lay a hand on me. But this is your hour—when darkness reigns.”
54 Then seizing him, they led him away and took him into the house of the high priest. Peter followed at a distance.
55 And when some there had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and had sat down together, Peter sat down with them.
56 A servant girl saw him seated there in the firelight. She looked closely at him and said, “This man was with him.”

Cross References 2

  • 1. Matthew 26:57; Mark 14:53
  • 2. Matthew 26:58; Mark 14:54; John 18:15
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