Matthew 26:67
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New International Version
Then they spit in his face and struck him with their fists. Others slapped him

King James Bible
Then did they spit in his face, and buffeted him; and others smote him with the palms of their hands,

Darby Bible Translation
Then they spit in his face, and buffeted him, and some struck him with the palms of their hand,

World English Bible
Then they spit in his face and beat him with their fists, and some slapped him,

Young's Literal Translation
Then did they spit in his face and buffet him, and others did slap,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Then did they spit in his face - This was done as a mark of the most profound contempt. See Job 16:10; Job 30:10; Isaiah 50:6; Micah 5:1. The judges now delivered him into the hands of the mob.

And buffeted him - Smote him with their fists, εκολαφισαν. This is the translation of Theophylact. Κολαφιζειν, says he, means, "to beat with the hand, the fingers being clenched. Συγκαμτομενων των δακτυλων, or, to speak more briefly, to buffet with the fist."

Smote him with the palms of their hands - Ερραπισαν. Ραπιζω, says Suidas, means "παταξαι την γναθον απλη τη χειρι, to smite the cheek with the open hand." Thus they offered him indignity in all its various and vexatious forms. Insults of this kind are never forgiven by the world: Jesus not only takes no revenge, (though it be completely in his power), but bears all with meekness, without even one word of reply.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Matthew 27:30 And they spit on him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head.

Numbers 12:14 And the LORD said to Moses, If her father had but spit in her face, should she not be ashamed seven days?...

Deuteronomy 25:9 Then shall his brother's wife come to him in the presence of the elders, and loose his shoe from off his foot, and spit in his face...

Job 30:9-11 And now am I their song, yes, I am their byword...

Isaiah 50:6 I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting.

Isaiah 52:14 As many were astonished at you; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men:

Isaiah 53:3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him...

Mark 14:65 And some began to spit on him, and to cover his face, and to buffet him, and to say to him, Prophesy...

Mark 15:19 And they smote him on the head with a reed, and did spit on him, and bowing their knees worshipped him.

1 Corinthians 4:13 Being defamed, we entreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things to this day.

Hebrews 12:2 Looking to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame...

buffeted him. [Kolaphizo,] 'smote him with their fists,' as Theophylact interprets.

and others.

Matthew 5:39 But I say to you, That you resist not evil: but whoever shall smite you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also.

1 Kings 22:24 But Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah went near, and smote Micaiah on the cheek, and said...

Jeremiah 20:2 Then Pashur smote Jeremiah the prophet, and put him in the stocks that were in the high gate of Benjamin...

Lamentations 3:30,45 He gives his cheek to him that smites him: he is filled full with reproach...

Luke 22:63 And the men that held Jesus mocked him, and smote him.

John 18:22 And when he had thus spoken, one of the officers which stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying...

John 19:3 And said, Hail, King of the Jews! and they smote him with their hands.

Acts 23:2,3 And the high priest Ananias commanded them that stood by him to smite him on the mouth...

2 Corinthians 11:20,21 For you suffer, if a man bring you into bondage, if a man devour you, if a man take of you, if a man exalt himself...

smote him. [Rhapizo,] 'smote him on the cheek with the open hand,' as Suidas renders. They offered him every indignity, in all its various and vexatious forms.

the palms of their hands. or, rods.

Micah 5:1 Now gather yourself in troops, O daughter of troops: he has laid siege against us...

January 9. "Not as I Will, but as Thou Wilt" (Matt. xxvi. 39).
"Not as I will, but as Thou wilt" (Matt. xxvi. 39). "To will and do of His good pleasure" (Phil. ii. 13). There are two attitudes in which our will should be given to God. First. We should have the surrendered will. This is where we must all begin, by yielding up to God our natural will, and having Him possess it. But next, He wants us to have the victorious will. As soon as He receives our will in honest surrender, He wants to put His will into it and make it stronger than ever for Him. It is henceforth
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

'Until that Day'
'I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.'--MATT. xxvi. 29. This remarkable saying of our Lord's is recorded in all of the accounts of the institution of the Lord's Supper. The thought embodied in it ought to be present in the minds of all who partake of that rite. It converts what is primarily a memorial into a prophecy. It bids us hope as well as, and because we, remember. The light behind us is cast forward on to
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Power of Prayer in Relation to Outward Circumstances.
TEXT: MATT. xxvi. 36-46. TO be a religious man and to pray are really one and the same thing. To join the thought of God with every thought of any importance that occurs to us; in all our admiration of external nature, to regard it as the work of His wisdom; to take counsel with God about all our plans, that we may be able to carry them out in His name; and even in our most mirthful hours to remember His all-seeing eye; this is the prayer without ceasing to which we are called, and which is really
Friedrich Schleiermacher—Selected Sermons of Schleiermacher

An Awful Contrast
"Then did they spit in his face."--Matthew 26:67. "And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away."--Revelation 20:11. GUIDED BY OUR TEXT in Matthew's Gospel, let us first go in thought to the palace of Caiaphas the high priest, and there let us, in deepest sorrow, realize the meaning of these terrible words: "Then did they spit in his face." There is more of deep and awful thunder in them than in the bolt that bursts overhead, there is
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 42: 1896

Cross References
Job 30:10
They detest me and keep their distance; they do not hesitate to spit in my face.

Isaiah 50:6
I offered my back to those who beat me, my cheeks to those who pulled out my beard; I did not hide my face from mocking and spitting.

Matthew 26:68
and said, "Prophesy to us, Messiah. Who hit you?"

Matthew 27:30
They spit on him, and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again.

Mark 10:34
who will mock him and spit on him, flog him and kill him. Three days later he will rise."

Mark 14:65
Then some began to spit at him; they blindfolded him, struck him with their fists, and said, "Prophesy!" And the guards took him and beat him.

Luke 22:63
The men who were guarding Jesus began mocking and beating him.

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