John 18:19
New International Version
Meanwhile, the high priest questioned Jesus about his disciples and his teaching.

New Living Translation
Inside, the high priest began asking Jesus about his followers and what he had been teaching them.

English Standard Version
The high priest then questioned Jesus about his disciples and his teaching.

Berean Study Bible
Meanwhile, the high priest questioned Jesus about His disciples and His teaching.

Berean Literal Bible
Then the high priest questioned Jesus concerning His disciples and concerning His teaching.

King James Bible
The high priest then asked Jesus of his disciples, and of his doctrine.

New King James Version
The high priest then asked Jesus about His disciples and His doctrine.

New American Standard Bible
The high priest then questioned Jesus about His disciples, and about His teaching.

NASB 1995
The high priest then questioned Jesus about His disciples, and about His teaching.

NASB 1977
The high priest therefore questioned Jesus about His disciples, and about His teaching.

Amplified Bible
Then the high priest questioned Jesus about His disciples and about His teaching.

Christian Standard Bible
The high priest questioned Jesus about his disciples and about his teaching.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The high priest questioned Jesus about His disciples and about His teaching.

American Standard Version
The high priest therefore asked Jesus of his disciples, and of his teaching.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And The High Priest asked Yeshua about his disciples and about his teaching.

Contemporary English Version
The high priest questioned Jesus about his followers and his teaching.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The high priest therefore asked Jesus of his disciples, and of his doctrine.

English Revised Version
The high priest therefore asked Jesus of his disciples, and of his teaching.

Good News Translation
The High Priest questioned Jesus about his disciples and about his teaching.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The chief priest questioned Jesus about his disciples and his teachings.

International Standard Version
Then the high priest questioned Jesus about his disciples and about his own teaching.

Literal Standard Version
The chief priests, therefore, questioned Jesus concerning His disciples, and concerning His teaching;

NET Bible
While this was happening, the high priest questioned Jesus about his disciples and about his teaching.

New Heart English Bible
The high priest therefore asked Jesus about his disciples, and about his teaching.

Weymouth New Testament
So the High Priest questioned Jesus about His disciples and His teaching.

World English Bible
The high priest therefore asked Jesus about his disciples, and about his teaching.

Young's Literal Translation
The chief priests, therefore, questioned Jesus concerning his disciples, and concerning his teaching;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jesus Before the High Priest
18Because it was cold, the servants and officers were standing around a charcoal fire they had made to keep warm. And Peter was also standing with them, warming himself. 19Meanwhile, the high priest questioned Jesus about His disciples and His teaching. 20“I have spoken openly to the world,” Jesus answered. “I always taught in the synagogues and at the temple, where all the Jews come together. I said nothing in secret.…

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 26:59
Now the chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were seeking false testimony against Jesus in order to put Him to death.

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

Mark 14:55
Now the chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were seeking testimony against Jesus to put Him to death, but they did not find any.

Luke 22:63
The men who were holding Jesus began to mock Him and beat Him.

Luke 22:67
"If You are the Christ, tell us." Jesus answered, "If I tell you, you will not believe.


Treasury of Scripture

The high priest then asked Jesus of his disciples, and of his doctrine.

asked.

Luke 11:53,54
And as he said these things unto them, the scribes and the Pharisees began to urge him vehemently, and to provoke him to speak of many things: …

Luke 20:20
And they watched him, and sent forth spies, which should feign themselves just men, that they might take hold of his words, that so they might deliver him unto the power and authority of the governor.









(19) The high priest then asked Jesus.--Comp. Notes on John 18:15. By the "high priest" is probably-meant Caiaphas, though this preliminary investigation was held before Annas, and in his house, or that part of the high priest's palace occupied by him.

Of his disciples, and of his doctrine.--This was the general subject of a series of questions. He asked, we may think, about the number of Christ's followers; the aim they had in view; the principles which He had taught them. The object of the questions was apparently to find some technical evidence in Christ's own words on which they may support the charges they are about to bring against Him in the legal trial before Caiaphas.

Verse 19. - The οϋν connects the following incident with the thirteenth and fourteenth verses. The high priest. Hengstenberg, Godet, and Westcott here say that the high priest is Caiaphas, present i.e. at the examination over which Annas presides as the older man; but Renan, Meyer, Lange, Steinmeyer ('Passion and Resurrection History'), and Moulton, with many others, say Annas was here the high priest in question. Tholuck dismisses the idea of Annas altogether, and, by inverting the place of Ver. 24 or treating the ἀπεστείλε as pluperfect, suppose that Annas had sent the Lord to Caiaphas (so Calvin, De Wette, Hase, and others), who thus commenced his interrogatory. But the text of Ver. 24, now recovered, will not admit of this rendering. We find it far more satisfactory to accept this less formal examination, under the presidency of Annas, at which an attempt is made to put the Lord, if possible, to a test which will incriminate him. Keim says, "If Caiaphas were the acting high priest, and at the same time the soul of the movement against Jesus, it was for him and not for his father-in-law to take knowledge of the matter and report to the Sanhedrin." We must choose between two difficulties:

(1) Caiaphas is first spoken of as "high priest," who, as we know from the synoptists, conducted the examination-in-chief, and then that Annas, as conducting a preliminary examination, is also styled "high priest" without any explanation;

(2) or we must admit the supposition that after Caiaphas had asked these incriminating questions, Annas (who was not ἀρχιερεὺς), sent Jesus bound to Caiaphas the high priest. The former hypothesis is the easier. The high priest then asked Jesus concerning his disciples, the extent of his following, the number of his accomplices, the ramifications of the society or kingdom he professed to have founded, and concerning his doctrine, the secret teachings that held his followers together. He evidently knows the claims of Jesus well enough; his spies and officers have continually been dogging the steps of Jesus, and hitherto he has failed to gain evidence positively incriminating him. And as his representatives a few days ago were utterly foiled, notwithstanding their clever design, he hopes by his own ingenuity to entrap the Lord in his talk. Our Lord, anxious not to endanger his disciples, points to the publicity of his ministry, and appeals to all and sundry who have heard him.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Meanwhile,
οὖν (oun)
Conjunction
Strong's 3767: Therefore, then. Apparently a primary word; certainly, or accordingly.

the
(Ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

high priest
ἀρχιερεὺς (archiereus)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 749: High priest, chief priest. From arche and hiereus; the high-priest; by extension a chief priest.

questioned
ἠρώτησεν (ērōtēsen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2065: Apparently from ereo; to interrogate; by implication, to request.

Jesus
Ἰησοῦν (Iēsoun)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.

about
περὶ (peri)
Preposition
Strong's 4012: From the base of peran; properly, through, i.e. Around; figuratively with respect to; used in various applications, of place, cause or time.

His
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

disciples
μαθητῶν (mathētōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's 3101: A learner, disciple, pupil. From manthano; a learner, i.e. Pupil.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

His
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

teaching.
διδαχῆς (didachēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 1322: Teaching, doctrine, what is taught. From didasko; instruction.


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