Luke 22:55
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New International Version
And when some there had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and had sat down together, Peter sat down with them.

New Living Translation
The guards lit a fire in the middle of the courtyard and sat around it, and Peter joined them there.

English Standard Version
And when they had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and sat down together, Peter sat down among them.

Berean Study Bible
When those present had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and sat down together, Peter sat down among them.

Berean Literal Bible
And they having kindled a fire in the midst of the courtyard, and having sat down together, Peter was sitting among them.

New American Standard Bible
After they had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and had sat down together, Peter was sitting among them.

King James Bible
And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the hall, and were set down together, Peter sat down among them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They lit a fire in the middle of the courtyard and sat down together, and Peter sat among them.

International Standard Version
When they had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and had taken their seats, Peter, too, sat down among them.

NET Bible
When they had made a fire in the middle of the courtyard and sat down together, Peter sat down among them.

New Heart English Bible
When they had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard, and had sat down together, Peter sat among them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But they kindled a fire in the midst of the courtyard and they were sitting around it and Shimeon was also sitting among them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Some men had lit a fire in the middle of the courtyard. As they sat together, Peter sat among them.

New American Standard 1977
And after they had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and had sat down together, Peter was sitting among them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the hall and were set down together, Peter sat down among them.

King James 2000 Bible
And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the courtyard, and were set down together, Peter sat down among them.

American King James Version
And when they had kindled a fire in the middle of the hall, and were set down together, Peter sat down among them.

American Standard Version
And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the court, and had sat down together, Peter sat in the midst of them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the hall, and were sitting about it, Peter was in the midst of them.

Darby Bible Translation
And they having lit a fire in the midst of the court and sat down together, Peter sat among them.

English Revised Version
And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the court, and had sat down together, Peter sat in the midst of them.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the hall, and were set down together, Peter sat down among them.

Weymouth New Testament
And when they had lighted a fire in the middle of the court and had seated themselves in a group round it, Peter was sitting among them,

World English Bible
When they had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard, and had sat down together, Peter sat among them.

Young's Literal Translation
and they having kindled a fire in the midst of the court, and having sat down together, Peter was sitting in the midst of them,
Study Bible
Peter Denies Jesus
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. 56A servant girl saw him seated in the firelight and looked intently at him. “This man was also with Him,” she said.…
Cross References
Matthew 26:3
At that time, the chief priests and elders of the people assembled in the courtyard of the high priest, whose name was Caiaphas,

Matthew 26:69
Meanwhile, Peter was sitting out in the courtyard, and a servant girl came up to him. "You were also with Jesus the Galilean," she said.

Mark 14:66
While Peter was in the courtyard below, one of the high priest's servant girls came down

Luke 22:56
A servant girl saw him seated in the firelight and looked intently at him. "This man was also with Him," she said.

John 18:16
But Peter stood outside at the door. Then the disciple who was known to the high priest went out and spoke to the doorkeeper, and brought Peter in.

John 18:25
Simon Peter was still standing and warming himself. So they asked him, "Aren't you also one of His disciples?" He denied it and said, "I am not."
Treasury of Scripture

And when they had kindled a fire in the middle of the hall, and were set down together, Peter sat down among them.

had.

Luke 22:44 And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was …

Matthew 26:69 Now Peter sat without in the palace: and a damsel came to him, saying, …

Mark 14:66 And as Peter was beneath in the palace, there comes one of the maids …

John 18:17,18 Then said the damsel that kept the door to Peter, Are not you also …

Peter.

Psalm 1:1 Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, …

Psalm 26:4,5 I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers…

Psalm 28:3 Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, …

Proverbs 9:6 Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.

Proverbs 13:20 He that walks with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools …

1 Corinthians 15:33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

2 Corinthians 6:15-17 And what concord has Christ with Belial? or what part has he that …

(55) When they had kindled a fire.--The fire is mentioned by St. Luke in common with St. Mark and St. John.

Of the hall.--Better, of the court-yard--"hall" with us conveying the idea of a covered space inside the house.

Verse 55. - And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the hall, and were set down together, Peter sat down among them. We know that the arrest in Gethsemane was followed by the flight of the eleven apostles. John and Peter, however, once out of reach of the armed band, seem in some way to have recovered from their first panic, and to have followed their Master and his guards into the city. Arrived at the high priest's house, John, who was known to the high priest, had no difficulty in procuring admission for himself and his companion. Peter's motive in pressing into what he knew for him was a locality full of peril, is given by St. Matthew (Matthew 26:58), "to see the end." There was no doubt there was in the heart of the impulsive, loving man, sorrowful anxiety and deep sorrow for his dear Master's fate. But, alas! with the feverish sad expectation to see what he felt would be the end, there was no earnest prayer for guidance and help. The fire is mentioned because, generally speaking, the nights in the Holy Land about the Passover season are warm. The cold on this night appears to be spoken of as something unusual. Peter sat down among them. "St. John (it must be supposed) had passed on into the audience-chamber, so that St. Peter was alone. St. John, who remained closest to the Lord, was unmolested; St. Peter, who mingled with the indifferent crowd, fell" (Westcott). And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the hall,.... 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. Lu 22:55-62. Jesus before Caiaphas—Fall of Peter.

The particulars of these two sections require a combination of all the narratives, for which see on [1727]Joh 18:1-27.22:54-62 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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