New American Standard Bible
Jesus answered, "I told you that I am He; so if you seek Me, let these go their way,"
King James Bible
Jesus answered, I have told you that I am he: if therefore ye seek me, let these go their way:
Darby Bible Translation
Jesus answered, I told you that I am he: if therefore ye seek me, let these go away;
World English Bible
Jesus answered, "I told you that I am he. If therefore you seek me, let these go their way,"
Young's Literal Translation
Jesus answered, 'I said to you that I am he; if, then, me ye seek, suffer these to go away;'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Let these go their way - These apostles. This shows his care and love even in the hour of danger. He expected to die. They were to carry the news of his death to the ends of the earth. Hence he, the faithful Captain of salvation, went foremost into trials; he, the Good Shepherd, secured the safety of the flock, and went before them into danger. By the question which he asked those who came out against him, he had secured the safety of his apostles. He was answered that they sought for him. He demanded that, agreeably to their declaration, they should take him only, and leave his followers at liberty. The wisdom, caution, and prudence of Jesus forsook him in no peril, however sudden, and in no circumstances, however difficult or trying.
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
Therefore He again asked them, "Whom do you seek?" And they said, "Jesus the Nazarene."
to fulfill the word which He spoke, "Of those whom You have given Me I lost not one."
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