Matthew 26:56
New International Version
But this has all taken place that the writings of the prophets might be fulfilled." Then all the disciples deserted him and fled.

New Living Translation
But this is all happening to fulfill the words of the prophets as recorded in the Scriptures." At that point, all the disciples deserted him and fled.

English Standard Version
But all this has taken place that the Scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled.” Then all the disciples left him and fled.

Berean Study Bible
But this has all happened so that the writings of the prophets would be fulfilled.” Then all the disciples deserted Him and fled.

Berean Literal Bible
And all this is come to pass, that the Scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled." Then the disciples all, having forsaken Him, fled.

New American Standard Bible
"But all this has taken place to fulfill the Scriptures of the prophets." Then all the disciples left Him and fled.

King James Bible
But all this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples forsook him, and fled.

Christian Standard Bible
But all this has happened so that the writings of the prophets would be fulfilled." Then all the disciples deserted him and ran away.

Contemporary English Version
But all this happened, so that what the prophets wrote would come true." All Jesus' disciples left him and ran away.

Good News Translation
But all this has happened in order to make come true what the prophets wrote in the Scriptures." Then all the disciples left him and ran away.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But all this has happened so that the prophetic Scriptures would be fulfilled." Then all the disciples deserted Him and ran away.

International Standard Version
But all of this has happened so that the writings of the prophets might be fulfilled." Then all the disciples deserted Jesus and ran away.

NET Bible
But this has happened so that the scriptures of the prophets would be fulfilled." Then all the disciples left him and fled.

New Heart English Bible
But all this has happened, that the Scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled." Then all the disciples left him, and fled.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But this happened that the scripture of The Prophets may be fulfilled; then all the disciples forsook him and fled.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
All of this has happened so that what the prophets have written would come true." Then all the disciples abandoned him and ran away.

New American Standard 1977
“But all this has taken place that the Scriptures of the prophets may be fulfilled.” Then all the disciples left Him and fled.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But all this was done that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples forsook him and fled.

King James 2000 Bible
But all this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples forsook him, and fled.

American King James Version
But all this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples forsook him, and fled.

American Standard Version
But all this is come to pass, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples left him, and fled.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now all this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then the disciples all leaving him, fled.

Darby Bible Translation
But all this is come to pass that the scriptures of the prophets may be fulfilled. Then all the disciples left him and fled.

English Revised Version
But all this is come to pass, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples left him, and fled.

Webster's Bible Translation
But all this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples forsook him, and fled.

Weymouth New Testament
But all this has taken place in order that the writings of the Prophets may be fulfilled." At this point the disciples all left Him and fled.

World English Bible
But all this has happened, that the Scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled." Then all the disciples left him, and fled.

Young's Literal Translation
but all this hath come to pass, that the Writings of the prophets may be fulfilled;' then all the disciples, having left him, fled.
Study Bible
The Betrayal of Jesus
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. 56But this has all happened so that the writings of the prophets would be fulfilled.” Then all the disciples deserted Him and fled. 57Those who had arrested Jesus led Him away to the house of Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and elders had gathered.…
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 all this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples forsook him, and fled.

that.

Matthew 26:54
But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?

Genesis 3:15
And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

Isaiah 44:26
That confirmeth the word of his servant, and performeth the counsel of his messengers; that saith to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be inhabited; and to the cities of Judah, Ye shall be built, and I will raise up the decayed places thereof:

Then.

Matthew 26:31
Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad.

Mark 14:50-52
And they all forsook him, and fled…

John 16:32
Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me.







Lexicon
But
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

this
Τοῦτο (Touto)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

has all happened
γέγονεν (gegonen)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
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.

so that
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

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.

writings
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.

of the
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive Masculine 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.

prophets
προφητῶν (prophētōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4396: From a compound of pro and phemi; a foreteller; by analogy, an inspired speaker; by extension, a poet.

would 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.

Then
Τότε (Tote)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 5119: Then, at that time. From ho and hote; the when, i.e. At the time that.

all
πάντες (pantes)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

the
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine 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.

disciples
μαθηταὶ (mathētai)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3101: A learner, disciple, pupil. From manthano; a learner, i.e. Pupil.

deserted
ἀφέντες (aphentes)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 863: From apo and hiemi; to send forth, in various applications.

Him
αὐτὸν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 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.

[and] fled.
ἔφυγον (ephygon)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 5343: To flee, escape, shun. Apparently a primary verb; to run away; by implication, to shun; by analogy, to vanish.
(56) But all this was done.--Better, but all this has come to pass. The words, though they agree in form with those of Mark 1:22, are, as we see from Mark 14:49, not a comment of the Evangelist's, but our Lord's own witness to the disciples and the multitude, that the treachery and violence of which He was the victim were all working out a divine purpose, and (as in Matthew 26:54) fulfilling the Scriptures in which that purpose had been shadowed forth.

Then all the disciples forsook him, and fled.--We read with a sorrowful surprise of this cowardly abandonment. Better things, we think, might have been expected of those who had professed their readiness to go with Him to prison and to death. Yet we may remember (1) the weariness and exhaustion which had overcome them, making the resolve and courage, to say the least, more difficult; and (2) that they had been told not to resist, and that flight might seem to them the only alternative to resistance. We have to fill up St. Matthew's record with the strange episode of the "young man with a linen cloth cast about his naked body" of Mark 14:51, where see Note.

Verse 56. - All this was done (hath come to pass), etc. This is most probably part of Christ's speech, not a remark of the evangelist. He repeats to the multitude what he had said to Peter (ver. 54, where see note), and what he had already intimated at the last Supper (vers. 24, 31). To quote the words of Stier, "Again and again he de. clares that one thing which, nevertheless, Christian theology perpetually refuses to learn from the supreme Teacher and Doctor. He holds firmly to the Scripture, whether speaking to the exasperated Jews or the docile disciples; he puts those to shame in their folly by proofs from Scripture, and strengthens these in their despondency by its consolatory promises. He appeals to Scripture in his vehement disputation with men, as he does in his solemn way of suffering to die for them; he confronts Satan with 'It is written,' and prays to the Father - that the Scripture may be fulfilled." If Christ had been taken prematurely in the temple, and put to death by a tumultuary stoning, prophecy would not have been fulfilled, and his death would not have been the appointed sacrifice of the Lamb of God. Forsook him, and fled. As he had foretold (ver. 31). They saw their Master bound and helpless; they recognized that he would not deliver himself by heavenly aid, and, fearing to share his fate, they looked to their own safety and basely abandoned him in his hour of danger. Now occurred the incident mentioned only by St. Mark (Mark 14:51), which is explained rightly by Edersheim (2:485, 544). Only Peter and John followed the officers to the high priest's palace. 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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