Luke 22:55

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.

Luke 22:55 in Other Translations

KJV
55 And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the hall, and were set down together, Peter sat down among them.
ESV
55 And when they had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and sat down together, Peter sat down among them.
NLT
55 The guards lit a fire in the middle of the courtyard and sat around it, and Peter joined them there.
MSG
55 In the middle of the courtyard some people had started a fire and were sitting around it, trying to keep warm.
CSB
55 They lit a fire in the middle of the courtyard and sat down together, and Peter sat among them.

Luke 22:55 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 22:55

And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the hall,
&c.] It being cold in the night time, though it was at the passover, and the beginning of harvest, the servants and officers of the high priest made a fire in the middle of the hall, whilst Jesus was examining before the sanhedrim, at the other end of it: and were sat down together;
about it, as the Syriac version adds, to warm themselves: Peter sat down among them;
for the same purpose, and as if he was one of them; and which he might do, not only to warm himself, but to prevent his being taken notice of, and suspected; as he might have been, had he been loitering about.

Luke 22:55 In-Context

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.”
57 But he denied it. “Woman, I don’t know him,” he said.