Matthew 26:67
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New International Version
Then they spit in his face and struck him with their fists. Others slapped him

New Living Translation
Then they began to spit in Jesus' face and beat him with their fists. And some slapped him,

English Standard Version
Then they spit in his face and struck him. And some slapped him,

New American Standard Bible
Then they spat in His face and beat Him with their fists; and others slapped Him,

King James Bible
Then did they spit in his face, and buffeted him; and others smote him with the palms of their hands,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then they spit in His face and beat Him; others slapped Him

International Standard Version
Then they spit in his face and hit him. Some slapped him,

NET Bible
Then they spat in his face and struck him with their fists. And some slapped him,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they spat in his face, and they were beating his head. But others were striking him

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then they spit in his face, hit him with their fists, and some of them slapped him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then they spit in his face and buffeted him, and others smote him with the staves,

King James 2000 Bible
Then did they spit in his face, and buffeted him; and others struck him with the palms of their hands,

American King James Version
Then did they spit in his face, and buffeted him; and others smote him with the palms of their hands,

American Standard Version
Then did they spit in his face and buffet him: and some smote him with the palms of their hands,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then did they spit in his face, and buffeted him: and others struck his face with the palms of their hands,

Darby Bible Translation
Then they spit in his face, and buffeted him, and some struck him with the palms of their hand,

English Revised Version
Then did they spit in his face and buffet him: and some smote him with the palms of their hands,

Webster's Bible Translation
Then they spit in his face, and buffetted him; and others smote him with the palms of their hands,

Weymouth New Testament
Then they spat in His face, and struck Him--some with the fist, some with the open hand--

World English Bible
Then they spit in his face and beat him with their fists, and some slapped him,

Young's Literal Translation
Then did they spit in his face and buffet him, and others did slap,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

26:57-68 Jesus was hurried into Jerusalem. It looks ill, and bodes worse, when those who are willing to be Christ's disciples, are not willing to be known to be so. Here began Peter's denying him: for to follow Christ afar off, is to begin to go back from him. It is more our concern to prepare for the end, whatever it may be, than curiously to ask what the end will be. The event is God's, but the duty is ours. Now the Scriptures were fulfilled, which said, False witnesses are risen up against me. Christ was accused, that we might not be condemned; and if at any time we suffer thus, let us remember we cannot expect to fare better than our Master. When Christ was made sin for us, he was silent, and left it to his blood to speak. Hitherto Jesus had seldom professed expressly to be the Christ, the Son of God; the tenor of his doctrine spoke it, and his miracles proved it; but now he would not omit to make an open confession of it. It would have looked like declining his sufferings. He thus confessed, as an example and encouragement to his followers, to confess him before men, whatever hazard they ran. Disdain, cruel mocking, and abhorrence, are the sure portion of the disciple as they were of the Master, from such as would buffet and deride the Lord of glory. These things were exactly foretold in the fiftieth chapter of Isaiah. Let us confess Christ's name, and bear the reproach, and he will confess us before his Father's throne.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 67. - The scene that ensued upon the verdict being pronounced is beyond measure hideous and unexampled. When the meeting broke up, Jesus was for a time left to the brutal cruelty and the unbridled insolence of the guards and servants. Involuntarily, by their profanity and coarseness, they fulfilled the words of the prophet, speaking in the Person of Messiah, "I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair; I hid not my face from shame and spitting" (Isaiah 50:6). Did they spit in his face. A monstrous indignity, so regarded by all people at all times (Numbers 12:14; Deuteronomy 25:9; Job 30:10). Buffeted him (ἐκολάφισαν αὐτὸν); struck him with fists. Smote him with the palms of their hands (ἐῥῤάπισαν). There is some doubt whether the verb here means "to smite with a rod" or "to slap in the face with the open hand;" but as we have already had mention of striking with the hands, it is probable that beating with a stick is here intended.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Then did they spit in his face,.... Not the judges, the members of the sanhedrim, but the servants of the high priest, and the officers that had Jesus in hold, and were the guard upon him; see Luke 22:63, who seeing him condemned as guilty of death, thought they might insult him at pleasure, and use him in the most indecent and barbarous manner; and therefore, in a way of contempt, spit in his face; than which nothing was more reproachful and disgraceful: the Jews (x) say, that he that spits before, or in the presence of his master, is guilty of death, so nauseous and filthy was it accounted; and how much more must it be so, to spit in the face of anyone? hereby a prophecy was fulfilled, Isaiah 50:6, "I hid not my face from shame and spitting": and hereby, together with his sweat and blood, his visage was more marred than any man's, and his form than the sons of men:

and buffeted him; cuffed, or boxed him with their double fists:

and others smote him, with the palms of their hands; gave him many a slap on the face with their open hands, or struck him on the face with rods, as the word will bear to be rendered: they rapped him with the wands they had in their hands, and struck him on the head with the rods or staves they had with them; whereby was accomplished the prophecy, in Micah 5:1, "they shall smite the judge of Israel with a rod upon the cheek". This was very injurious treatment, the Jews themselves being witnesses; who have in their canons enjoined (y), that "if a man strikes his neighbour with his double fist, he must give him a shekel; R. Judah says, on account of R. Jose the Galilean, a pound: if he gives him a slap of the face, he must pay him two hundred zuzims, or pence; and if with the back of his hand (which was accounted (z) the more ignominious) four hundred zuzims: if he plucked him by his ear, or plucked off his hair, or spit, so as that the spittle came upon him, or took away his cloak--he must pay four hundred zuzims, and all according to his honour or dignity.

All these indignities were done to Christ; see Isaiah 50:6.

(x) T. Bab. Erubin, fol. 99. 1.((y) Misn. Bava Kama, c. 8. sect. 6. (z) Maimon. & Bartenora in ib.



Matthew 26:67 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus Before the Sanhedrin
66what do you think?" They answered, "He deserves death!" 67Then they spat in His face and beat Him with their fists; and others slapped Him, 68and said, "Prophesy to us, You Christ; who is the one who hit You?"
Cross References
Job 30:10
They detest me and keep their distance; they do not hesitate to spit in my face.

Isaiah 50:6
I offered my back to those who beat me, my cheeks to those who pulled out my beard; I did not hide my face from mocking and spitting.

Matthew 26:68
and said, "Prophesy to us, Messiah. Who hit you?"

Matthew 27:30
They spit on him, and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again.

Mark 10:34
who will mock him and spit on him, flog him and kill him. Three days later he will rise."

Mark 14:65
Then some began to spit at him; they blindfolded him, struck him with their fists, and said, "Prophesy!" And the guards took him and beat him.

Luke 22:63
The men who were guarding Jesus began mocking and beating him.

John 18:22
When Jesus said this, one of the officials nearby slapped him in the face. "Is this the way you answer the high priest?" he demanded.
Treasury of Scripture

Then did they spit in his face, and buffeted him; and others smote him with the palms of their hands,

did.

Matthew 27:30 And they spit on him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head.

Numbers 12:14 And the LORD said to Moses, If her father had but spit in her face, …

Deuteronomy 25:9 Then shall his brother's wife come to him in the presence of the …

Job 30:9-11 And now am I their song, yes, I am their byword…

Isaiah 50:6 I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked …

Isaiah 52:14 As many were astonished at you; his visage was so marred more than …

Isaiah 53:3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted …

Mark 14:65 And some began to spit on him, and to cover his face, and to buffet …

Mark 15:19 And they smote him on the head with a reed, and did spit on him, …

1 Corinthians 4:13 Being defamed, we entreat: we are made as the filth of the world, …

Hebrews 12:2 Looking to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the …

buffeted him. [Kolaphizo,] 'smote him with their fists,' as Theophylact interprets.

and others.

Matthew 5:39 But I say to you, That you resist not evil: but whoever shall smite …

1 Kings 22:24 But Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah went near, and smote Micaiah on …

Jeremiah 20:2 Then Pashur smote Jeremiah the prophet, and put him in the stocks …

Lamentations 3:30,45 He gives his cheek to him that smites him: he is filled full with reproach…

Luke 22:63 And the men that held Jesus mocked him, and smote him.

John 18:22 And when he had thus spoken, one of the officers which stood by struck …

John 19:3 And said, Hail, King of the Jews! and they smote him with their hands.

Acts 23:2,3 And the high priest Ananias commanded them that stood by him to smite …

2 Corinthians 11:20,21 For you suffer, if a man bring you into bondage, if a man devour …

smote him. [Rhapizo,] 'smote him on the cheek with the open hand,' as Suidas renders. They offered him every indignity, in all its various and vexatious forms.

the palms of their hands. or, rods.

Micah 5:1 Now gather yourself in troops, O daughter of troops: he has laid …

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