Luke 22:63

The Guards Mock Jesus

63 The men who were guarding Jesus began mocking and beating him.

Read Luke 22:63 Using Other Translations

And the men that held Jesus mocked him, and smote him.
Now the men who were holding Jesus in custody were mocking him as they beat him.
The guards in charge of Jesus began mocking and beating him.

What does Luke 22:63 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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 ) .

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