when, therefore, he said to them -- 'I am he,' they went away backward, and fell to the ground.
John 18:6 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They went backward, and fell to the ground - None of the other evangelists mentions this very important circumstance. Our Lord chose to give them this proof of his infinite power, that they might know that their power could not prevail against him if he chose to exert his might, seeing that the very breath of his mouth confounded, drove back, and struck them down to the earth. Thus by the blast of God they might have perished, and by the breath of his nostrils they might have been consumed: Job 4:9.
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they went. Doubtless by the interposition of Divine power; and it was thus shown that Jesus voluntarily resigned himself into their hands.
2 Kings 1:9-15 Then the king sent to him a captain of fifty with his fifty. And he went up to him: and, behold, he sat on the top of an hill...
Psalm 27:2 When the wicked, even my enemies and my foes, came on me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.
Psalm 40:14 Let them be ashamed and confounded together that seek after my soul to destroy it...
Psalm 70:2,3 Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul: let them be turned backward, and put to confusion, that desire my hurt...
Psalm 129:5 Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion.
Luke 9:54-56 And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, will you that we command fire to come down from heaven...
Acts 4:29,30 And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant to your servants, that with all boldness they may speak your word...
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