Luke 22:67

67 They said, "Are you the Messiah?"

Luke 22:67 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 22:67

Saying, art thou the Christ
The Messiah, promised and prophesied of by Moses, and all the prophets, and long expected by us: "tell us". The Ethiopic version adds, openly; tell us frankly, freely, plainly, as in ( John 10:24 ) .

And he said unto them, if I tell you, you will not believe.
The Vulgate Latin and Syriac versions read, "will not believe me"; neither what he said, nor that he was the Messiah; they were determined not to believe in him, and receive him as such; their unbelief was wilful, obstinate, and invincible: they were proof against all arguments, evidence, and demonstration itself.

Luke 22:67 In-Context

65 They were having a grand time with him.
66 When it was morning, the religious leaders of the people and the high priests and scholars all got together and brought him before their High Council.
67 They said, "Are you the Messiah?"
68 If I asked what you meant by your question, you wouldn't answer me.
69 So here's what I have to say: From here on the Son of Man takes his place at God's right hand, the place of power."
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