New American Standard Bible
"Or do you think that I cannot appeal to My Father, and He will at once put at My disposal more than twelve legions of angels?
King James Bible
Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?
Darby Bible Translation
Or thinkest thou that I cannot now call upon my Father, and he will furnish me more than twelve legions of angels?
World English Bible
Or do you think that I couldn't ask my Father, and he would even now send me more than twelve legions of angels?
Young's Literal Translation
dost thou think that I am not able now to call upon my Father, and He will place beside me more than twelve legions of messengers?
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Thinkest thou ... - Jesus says that not only would Peter endanger himself, but his resistance implied a distrust of the protection of God, and was an improper resistance of his will.
If it had been proper that they should be rescued, God could easily have furnished far more efficient aid than that of Peter - a mighty host of angels.
Twelve legions - A legion was a division of the Roman army amounting to more than 6,000 men. See the notes at Matthew 8:29. The number "twelve" was mentioned, perhaps, in reference to the number of his apostles and himself. Judas being away, but eleven disciples remained. God could guard him, and each disciple, with a legion of angels: that is, God could easily protect him, if he should pray to him, and if it was his will.
LibraryJanuary 3. "Watch and Pray" (Matt. xxvi. 41).
"Watch and pray" (Matt. xxvi. 41). We need to watch for prayers as well as for the answers to our prayers. It needs as much wisdom to pray rightly as it does faith to receive the answers to our prayers. We met a friend the other day, who had been in years of darkness because God had failed to answer certain prayers, and the result had been a state bordering on infidelity. A very few moments were sufficient to convince this friend that these prayers had been entirely unauthorized, and that God had …
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Then the devil left Him; and behold, angels came and began to minister to Him.
And He was asking him, "What is your name?" And he said to Him, "My name is Legion; for we are many."
They came to Jesus and observed the man who had been demon-possessed sitting down, clothed and in his right mind, the very man who had had the "legion"; and they became frightened.
And Jesus asked him, "What is your name?" And he said, "Legion"; for many demons had entered him.
"No one has taken it away from Me, but I lay it down on My own initiative. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This commandment I received from My Father."
Jesus answered, "My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, then My servants would be fighting so that I would not be handed over to the Jews; but as it is, My kingdom is not of this realm."
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