Luke 22:54
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New International Version
Then seizing him, they led him away and took him into the house of the high priest. Peter followed at a distance.

New Living Translation
So they arrested him and led him to the high priest's home. And Peter followed at a distance.

English Standard Version
Then they seized him and led him away, bringing him into the high priest’s house, and Peter was following at a distance.

Berean Study Bible
Then they seized Jesus, led Him away, and took Him into the house of the high priest. And Peter followed at a distance.

Berean Literal Bible
And having seized Him, they led Him away, and led Him into the house of the high priest. And Peter was following afar off.

New American Standard Bible
Having arrested Him, they led Him away and brought Him to the house of the high priest; but Peter was following at a distance.

King James Bible
Then took they him, and led him, and brought him into the high priest's house. And Peter followed afar off.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They seized Him, led Him away, and brought Him into the high priest's house. Meanwhile Peter was following at a distance.

International Standard Version
Then they arrested him, led him away, and brought him to the high priest's house. But Peter was following at a distance.

NET Bible
Then they arrested Jesus, led him away, and brought him into the high priest's house. But Peter was following at a distance.

New Heart English Bible
They seized him, and led him away, and brought him into the high priest's house. But Peter followed from a distance.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they seized him and brought him to the house of The High Priest, and Shimeon was coming after him from a distance.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So they arrested Jesus and led him away to the chief priest's house. Peter followed at a distance.

New American Standard 1977
And having arrested Him, they led Him away, and brought Him to the house of the high priest; but Peter was following at a distance.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then they took him and led him and brought him into the house of the prince of the priests. And Peter followed afar off.

King James 2000 Bible
Then they took him, and led him, and brought him into the high priest's house. And Peter followed afar off.

American King James Version
Then took they him, and led him, and brought him into the high priest's house. And Peter followed afar off.

American Standard Version
And they seized him, and led him away , and brought him into the high priest's house. But Peter followed afar off.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And apprehending him, they led him to the high priest's house. But Peter followed afar off.

Darby Bible Translation
And having laid hold on him, they led him [away], and they led [him] into the house of the high priest. And Peter followed afar off.

English Revised Version
And they seized him, and led him away, and brought him into the high priest's house. But Peter followed afar off.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then they took him, and led him, and brought him into the high priest's house. And Peter followed at a distance.

Weymouth New Testament
And they arrested Him and led Him away, and brought Him to the High Priest's house, while Peter followed a good way behind.

World English Bible
They seized him, and led him away, and brought him into the high priest's house. But Peter followed from a distance.

Young's Literal Translation
And having taken him, they led and brought him to the house of the chief priest. And Peter was following afar off,
Study Bible
Peter Denies Jesus
53Every day I was with you in the temple courts, and you did not lay a hand on Me. But this hour belongs to you and to the power of darkness.” 54Then they seized Jesus, led Him away, and took Him into the house of the high priest. And Peter followed at a distance. 55When those present had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and sat down together, Peter sat down among them.…
Cross References
Matthew 26:57
Those who had arrested Jesus led Him away to the house of Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and elders had gathered.

Matthew 26:58
But Peter followed Him at a distance, right up to the courtyard of the high priest. And he went in and sat down with the guards to see the outcome.

Mark 14:53
They led Jesus away to the high priest, and all the chief priests, elders, and scribes assembled.

Mark 14:54
Peter followed Him at a distance, right into the courtyard of the high priest. And he sat with the officers to warm himself by the fire.

Luke 22:53
Every day I was with you in the temple courts, and you did not lay a hand on Me. But this hour belongs to you and to the power of darkness."

John 18:15
Simon Peter and another disciple followed Jesus. Since that disciple was known to the high priest, he also went with Jesus into the courtyard of the high priest.
Treasury of Scripture

Then took they him, and led him, and brought him into the high priest's house. And Peter followed afar off.

took. Our blessed Lord before his death passed another examination. One was before the Jewish Sanhedrim, whose proper province it was to try such as were accused as false prophets or blasphemers. This was a kind of ecclesiastical court. The other, with which the next chapter opens, was before Pilate, the Roman governor of Judea at that time; he principally took cognizance of criminal things, such especially as concerned the peace of the country, considered as part of the Roman empire.

Matthew 26:57,58 And they that had laid hold on Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the …

Mark 14:53,54 And they led Jesus away to the high priest: and with him were assembled …

John 18:12-17,24 Then the band and the captain and officers of the Jews took Jesus, …

And Peter.

Luke 22:33,34 And he said to him, Lord, I am ready to go with you, both into prison, …

2 Chronicles 32:31 However, in the business of the ambassadors of the princes of Babylon…

(54-62) Then took they him.--See Notes on Matthew 26:57-58; Matthew 26:69-75; Mark 14:53-72. Peter's following "afar off" may be noted as a feature common to the first three Gospels.

Verses 54-62. - The denial of Peter. Verse 54. - Then took they him, and led him, and brought him into the high priest's house. And Peter followed afar off. There has been some discussion here on the question of harmonizing the separate accounts. There is, however, no real difficulty if the following historical details be borne in mind. The actual high priest at this juncture was Caiaphas, son-in-law to Annas, who was the legal high priest, but had been deposed by the Roman power some time before. Annas, however, although prevented by the Roman government from bearing the high priestly insignia, was apparently looked upon by the people as the rightful possessor of the dignity, and evidently exercised the chief authority in the Jewish councils. It seems that he and his son-in-law Caiaphas, the Roman nominee, occupied together the high priest's palace. There were three trials of our Lord by the Jews:

(1) Before Annas (John 18:12-18).

(2) Before Caiaphas and what has been termed a committee of the Sanhedrm (John 18:24; Matthew 26:59-68; Mark 14:55-65).

(3) Formally before the whole Sanhedrin at dawn (Luke 22:66-71; Matthew 27:1; Mark 15:1). The thrice-repeated denial of Peter took place:

(1) On his first going in (he was admitted through the influence of John, who was known to the officials) to the court-yard of the high priest's palace, in answer to the female servant who kept the door (John 18:17).

(2) As he sat by the fire warming himself, in answer to another maid (Matthew 26:69) and to other bystanders (John 18:25: Luke 22:58), including the kinsman of Malchus (John 18:26).

(3) About an hour later (Luke 22:59), after he had left the fire to avoid the questioners, and had gone out into the porch or gateway leading into the court-yard, in answer to one of the maids who had spoken before (Mark 14:69; Matthew 16:71), and to other bystanders (Luke 22:59; Matthew 26:73; Mark 14:70). 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, , "the dwelling house" of the high priest, seven days before the day of atonement (k); and this was also called the "chamber of the counsellors" (l); 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 (m),

"seven days before the day of atonement, they separate, or remove the high priest, "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.

(k) T. Bab. Yoma, fol. 10. 1. Maimon. Hilch, Mezuza, c. 6. sect. 6. (l) T. Bab, Yoma, fol. 8. 2.((m) Misna Yoma, c. 1. sect. 1.22:54-62 Peter's fall was his denying that he knew Christ, and was his disciple; disowning him because of distress and danger. He that has once told a lie, is strongly tempted to persist: the beginning of that sin, like strife, is as the letting forth of water. The Lord turned and looked upon Peter. 1. It was a convincing look. Jesus turned and looked upon him, as if he should say, Dost thou not know me, Peter? 2. It was a chiding look. Let us think with what a rebuking countenance Christ may justly look upon us when we have sinned. 3. It was an expostulating look. Thou who wast the most forward to confess me to be the Son of God, and didst solemnly promise thou wouldest never disown me! 4. It was a compassionate look. Peter, how art thou fallen and undone if I do not help thee! 5. It was a directing look, to go and bethink himself. 6. It was a significant look; it signified the conveying of grace to Peter's heart, to enable him to repent. The grace of God works in and by the word of God, brings that to mind, and sets that home upon the conscience, and so gives the soul the happy turn. Christ looked upon the chief priests, and made no impression upon them as he did on Peter. It was not the mere look from Christ, but the Divine grace with it, that restored Peter.
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