Matthew 26:54
New International Version
But how then would the Scriptures be fulfilled that say it must happen in this way?"

New Living Translation
But if I did, how would the Scriptures be fulfilled that describe what must happen now?"

English Standard Version
But how then should the Scriptures be fulfilled, that it must be so?”

Berean Study Bible
But how then would the Scriptures be fulfilled that say it must happen this way?”

Berean Literal Bible
How then should the Scriptures be fulfilled, that it must be so?"

New American Standard Bible
"How then will the Scriptures be fulfilled, which say that it must happen this way?"

King James Bible
But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?

Christian Standard Bible
How, then, would the Scriptures be fulfilled that say it must happen this way?"

Contemporary English Version
But then, how could the words of the Scriptures come true, which say this must happen?"

Good News Translation
But in that case, how could the Scriptures come true which say that this is what must happen?"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
How, then, would the Scriptures be fulfilled that say it must happen this way?"

International Standard Version
How, then, would the Scriptures be fulfilled that say this must happen?"

NET Bible
How then would the scriptures that say it must happen this way be fulfilled?"

New Heart English Bible
How then would the Scriptures be fulfilled that it must be so?"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
How then would the Scriptures be fulfilled, that it must be so?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
How, then, are the Scriptures to be fulfilled that say this must happen?"

New American Standard 1977
“How then shall the Scriptures be fulfilled, that it must happen this way?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled that thus it must be?

King James 2000 Bible
But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?

American King James Version
But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?

American Standard Version
How then should the scriptures be fulfilled that thus it must be?

Douay-Rheims Bible
How then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that so it must be done?

Darby Bible Translation
How then should the scriptures be fulfilled that thus it must be?

English Revised Version
How then should the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?

Webster's Bible Translation
But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?

Weymouth New Testament
In that case how are the Scriptures to be fulfilled which declare that thus it must be?"

World English Bible
How then would the Scriptures be fulfilled that it must be so?"

Young's Literal Translation
how then may the Writings be fulfilled, that thus it behoveth to happen?'
Study Bible
The Betrayal of Jesus
53Are you not aware that I can call on My Father, and He will at once put at My disposal more than twelve legions of angels? 54But how then would the Scriptures be fulfilled that say it must happen this way?” 55At that time Jesus said to the crowd, “Have you come out with swords and clubs to arrest Me as you would an outlaw? Every day I sat teaching in the temple courts, and you did not arrest Me.…
Cross References
Matthew 21:42
Jesus said to them, "Have you never read in the Scriptures: 'The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone. This is from the Lord, and it is marvelous in our eyes'?

Matthew 26:24
The Son of Man will go just as it is written about Him, but woe to that man by whom He is betrayed. It would be better for him if he had not been born."

Treasury of Scripture

But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?

Matthew 26:24
The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born.

Psalm 22:1-31
To the chief Musician upon Aijeleth Shahar, A Psalm of David. My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring? …

Psalm 69:1-36
To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim, A Psalm of David. Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul…







Lexicon
But how
πῶς (pōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 4459: Adverb from the base of pou; an interrogative particle of manner; in what way?; also as exclamation, how much!

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

{would} the
αἱ (hai)
Article - Nominative 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.

Scriptures
γραφαὶ (graphai)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 1124: (a) a writing, (b) a passage of scripture; plur: the scriptures. A document, i.e. Holy Writ.

be fulfilled
πληρωθῶσιν (plērōthōsin)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Passive - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4137: From pleres; to make replete, i.e. to cram, level up, or to furnish, satisfy, execute, finish, verify, etc.

that say
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

it must
δεῖ (dei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1163: Third person singular active present of deo; also deon deh-on'; neuter active participle of the same; both used impersonally; it is Necessary.

happen
γενέσθαι (genesthai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Middle
Strong's Greek 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.

this way?”
οὕτως (houtōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3779: Thus, so, in this manner. Or (referring to what precedes or follows).
(54) How then shall the scriptures be fulfilled?--The words indicate what one may reverently speak of as the source of the peace and calmness which had come to our Lord's human soul out of the depths of its agony. All that was sharpest and most bitter was part of a pre-ordained discipline. Not otherwise could the Scriptures be fulfilled, which had painted, if we may so speak, the picture of the ideal Sufferer not less vividly than that of the ideal Conqueror and King. It was meet that He too should be made perfect through sufferings (Hebrews 2:10).

Verse 54. - But how then (οϋν, i.e. if I now resist) shall the Scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be! There is no" but" in the original. In what way, Christ asks, shall God's determined counsel be accomplished, if you turn to the arm of the flesh, or if I use my Divine power to save myself? The will of God, as declared in Scripture, was that Jesus should be betrayed, seized, should suffer and die. Christ's will was one with the Father's and one with the Spirit's who inspired the Scripture, and therefore he must pass through each stage, undergo each detail, which the sacred volume specified. It was not merely that events were so arranged that they thus befell; nor merely that prophets of old foretold them; but there was some special moral duty and obligation in fulfilling them, which Christ, as one with the Father and the Holy Ghost, was minded to carry out in all perfection. Here was a ray of comfort for Peter and the other apostles. All was foreordained; its announcement in God's book proved it came from God, was under his control and ordering. Patience, therefore, and silent acquiescence were the duties now incumbent. "Be still, then, and know that I am God." 26:47-56 No enemies are so much to be abhorred as those professed disciples that betray Christ with a kiss. God has no need of our services, much less of our sins, to bring about his purposes. Though Christ was crucified through weakness, it was voluntary weakness; he submitted to death. If he had not been willing to suffer, they could not conquer him. It was a great sin for those who had left all to follow Jesus; now to leave him for they knew not what. What folly, for fear of death to flee from Him, whom they knew and acknowledged to be the Fountain of life!
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