New American Standard Bible
The high priest then questioned Jesus about His disciples, and about His teaching.
King James Bible
The high priest then asked Jesus of his disciples, and of his doctrine.
Darby Bible Translation
The high priest therefore demanded of Jesus concerning his disciples and concerning his doctrine.
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;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The high priest then asked Jesus of his disciples - To ascertain their number and power. The charge on which they wished to arraign him was that of sedition, or of rebellion against Caesar. To make that plausible, it was necessary to show that he had made so many disciples as to form a strong and dangerous faction; but, as they had no direct proof of that, the high priest insidiously and improperly attempted to draw the Saviour into a confession. Of this he was aware, and referred him to the proper source of evidence - his open, undisguised conduct before the world.
His doctrine - His teaching. The sentiments that he inculcated. The object was doubtless to convict him of teaching sentiments that tended to subvert the Mosaic institutions, or that were treasonable against the Roman government. Either would have answered the design of the Jews, and they doubtless expected that he - an unarmed and despised Galilean, now completely in their power - would easily be drawn into confessions which art and malice could use to procure his condemnation.
LibraryJesus Before Caiaphas
'And Simon Peter followed Jesus, and so did another disciple: that disciple was known unto the high priest, and went in with Jesus into the palace of the high priest. But Peter stood at the door without. Then went out that other disciple, which was known unto the high priest, and spake unto her that kept the door, and brought in Peter. Then saith the damsel that kept the door unto Peter, Art not thou also one of this Man's disciples? He saith, I am not. And the servants and officers stood there, …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: St. John Chaps. XV to XXI
Calvary: victory. Matthew 26:47-27:61. Mark 14: 43-15:47. Luke 22:47-23:56. John 18:1-19:42.
Comparison Between the False Church and the True.
The Arrest of Jesus
Those who had seized Jesus led Him away to Caiaphas, the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were gathered together.
Now the chief priests and the whole Council kept trying to obtain false testimony against Jesus, so that they might put Him to death.
They led Jesus away to the high priest; and all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes gathered together.
Now the chief priests and the whole Council kept trying to obtain testimony against Jesus to put Him to death, and they were not finding any.
Now the men who were holding Jesus in custody were mocking Him and beating Him,
"If You are the Christ, tell us." But He said to them, "If I tell you, you will not believe;
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