Luke 22:53
New International Version
Every day I was with you in the temple courts, and you did not lay a hand on me. But this is your hour--when darkness reigns."

New Living Translation
Why didn't you arrest me in the Temple? I was there every day. But this is your moment, the time when the power of darkness reigns."

English Standard Version
When I was with you day after day in the temple, you did not lay hands on me. But this is your hour, and the power of darkness.”

Berean Study Bible
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.”

Berean Literal Bible
Every day of Me being with you in the temple, you did not stretch out the hands against Me; but this is your hour, and the power of the darkness."

New American Standard Bible
"While I was with you daily in the temple, you did not lay hands on Me; but this hour and the power of darkness are yours."

King James Bible
When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched forth no hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.

Christian Standard Bible
Every day while I was with you in the temple, you never laid a hand on me. But this is your hour--and the dominion of darkness."

Contemporary English Version
I was with you every day in the temple, and you didn't arrest me. But this is your time, and darkness is in control."

Good News Translation
I was with you in the Temple every day, and you did not try to arrest me. But this is your hour to act, when the power of darkness rules."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Every day while I was with you in the temple complex, you never laid a hand on Me. But this is your hour--and the dominion of darkness."

International Standard Version
While I was with you day after day in the Temple, you didn't lay a hand on me. But this is your hour, when darkness reigns!"

NET Bible
Day after day when I was with you in the temple courts, you did not arrest me. But this is your hour, and that of the power of darkness!"

New Heart English Bible
When I was with you in the temple daily, you did not stretch out your hands against me. But this is your hour, and the power of darkness."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I was with you every day in The Temple and you did not stretch forth your hands against me, but this is your hour and of the Prince of Darkness.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I was with you in the temple courtyard every day and you didn't try to arrest me. But this is your time, when darkness rules."

New American Standard 1977
“While I was with you daily in the temple, you did not lay hands on Me; but this hour and the power of darkness are yours.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched forth no hands against me; but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.

King James 2000 Bible
When I was daily with you in the temple, you stretched forth no hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.

American King James Version
When I was daily with you in the temple, you stretched forth no hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.

American Standard Version
When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched not forth your hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
When I was daily with you in the temple, you did not stretch forth your hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.

Darby Bible Translation
When I was day by day with you in the temple ye did not stretch out your hands against me; but this is your hour and the power of darkness.

English Revised Version
When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched not forth your hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.

Webster's Bible Translation
When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched forth no hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.

Weymouth New Testament
While day after day I was with you in the Temple, you did not lay hands upon me; but to you belongs this hour--and the power of darkness."

World English Bible
When I was with you in the temple daily, you didn't stretch out your hands against me. But this is your hour, and the power of darkness."

Young's Literal Translation
while daily I was with you in the temple, ye did stretch forth no hands against me; but this is your hour and the power of the darkness.'
Study Bible
The Betrayal of Jesus
52Then Jesus said to the chief priests, temple officers, and elders who had come for Him, “Have you come out with swords and clubs as you would against an outlaw? 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.…
Cross References
Luke 22:52
Then Jesus said to the chief priests, temple officers, and elders who had come for Him, "Have you come out with swords and clubs as you would against an outlaw?

Luke 22:54
Then they seized Jesus, led Him away, and took Him into the house of the high priest. And Peter followed at a distance.

John 13:30
As soon as he had received the piece of bread, Judas went out into the night.

Treasury of Scripture

When I was daily with you in the temple, you stretched forth no hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.

I was.

Luke 21:37,38
And in the day time he was teaching in the temple; and at night he went out, and abode in the mount that is called the mount of Olives…

Matthew 21:12-15,23,45,46
And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves, …

John 7:25,26,30,45
Then said some of them of Jerusalem, Is not this he, whom they seek to kill? …

but.

Judges 16:21-30
But the Philistines took him, and put out his eyes, and brought him down to Gaza, and bound him with fetters of brass; and he did grind in the prison house…

Job 20:5
That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment?

John 12:27
Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour.

the power.

John 14:30
Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.

Acts 26:18
To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.

2 Corinthians 4:3-6
But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: …







Lexicon
Every
καθ’ (kath’)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 2596: A primary particle; down, in varied relations (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined).

day
ἡμέραν (hēmeran)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2250: A day, the period from sunrise to sunset.

I
μου (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

was
ὄντος (ontos)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

with
μεθ’ (meth’)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 3326: (a) gen: with, in company with, (b) acc: (1) behind, beyond, after, of place, (2) after, of time, with nouns, neut. of adjectives.

you
ὑμῶν (hymōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

the
τῷ (tō)
Article - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

temple courts,
ἱερῷ (hierō)
Noun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2411: Neuter of hieros; a sacred place, i.e. The entire precincts of the Temple.

[and] you did not lay
ἐξετείνατε (exeteinate)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1614: To stretch out (forth), cast forth (as of an anchor), lay hands on. From ek and teino; to extend.

a
τὰς (tas)
Article - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

hand
χεῖρας (cheiras)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 5495: A hand.

on
ἐπ’ (ep’)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

Me.
ἐμέ (eme)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

But
ἀλλ’ (all’)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 235: But, except, however. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. contrariwise.

this
αὕτη (hautē)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

hour
ὥρα (hōra)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5610: Apparently a primary word; an 'hour'.

belongs
ἐστὶν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

to you
ὑμῶν (hymōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

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

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

power
ἐξουσία (exousia)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1849: From exesti; privilege, i.e. force, capacity, competency, freedom, or mastery, delegated influence.

of darkness.�
σκότους (skotous)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4655: Darkness, either physical or moral. From the base of skia; shadiness, i.e. Obscurity.
(53) This is your hour, and the power of darkness.--The words are peculiar to St. Luke in this connection, but they present a point of coincidence, (1) as regards the phrase, with St. Paul (Colossians 1:13); and (2) as regards the thought, with St. John (John 14:30). In identifying the power that worked through human instruments against Him with darkness, our Lord virtually claims to be Himself the Light (John 8:12).

Verse 53. - When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched forth no hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness. These words of the Lord may signify, "It was from a cowardly fear of the people whom you felt were my friends that you did not dare to arrest me in the full light of day." But it is better to take the last clause as possessing a deeper meaning: "I have often been in your power before, when, without concealment, I taught publicly in that sacred house where you are the appointed guardians; you never dared to lay hands on me then. But this, I know, is your hour, the moment God has given up to you to effect this sad triumph, and this (i.e. the power by which you work) is the power or' darkness (i.e. the power of the spirit of darkness)." 22:47-53 Nothing can be a greater affront or grief to the Lord Jesus, than to be betrayed by those who profess to be his followers, and say that they love him. Many instances there are, of Christ's being betrayed by those who, under the form of godliness, fight against the power of it. Jesus here gave an illustrious example of his own rule of doing good to those that hate us, as afterwards he did of praying for those that despitefully use us. Corrupt nature warps our conduct to extremes; we should seek for the Lord's direction before we act in difficult circumstances. Christ was willing to wait for his triumphs till his warfare was accomplished, and we must be so too. But the hour and the power of darkness were short, and such the triumphs of the wicked always will be.
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