New International Version
When Jesus said, "I am he," they drew back and fell to the ground.
King James Bible
As soon then as he had said unto them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground.
Darby Bible Translation
When therefore he said to them, I am [he], they went away backward and fell to the ground.
World English Bible
When therefore he said to them, "I am he," they went backward, and fell to the ground.
Young's Literal Translation
when, therefore, he said to them -- 'I am he,' they went away backward, and fell to the ground.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They went backward, and fell to the ground - None of the other evangelists mentions this very important circumstance. Our Lord chose to give them this proof of his infinite power, that they might know that their power could not prevail against him if he chose to exert his might, seeing that the very breath of his mouth confounded, drove back, and struck them down to the earth. Thus by the blast of God they might have perished, and by the breath of his nostrils they might have been consumed: Job 4:9.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
they went. Doubtless by the interposition of Divine power; and it was thus shown that Jesus voluntarily resigned himself into their hands.
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God hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.--I THES. 2:12. My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, . . . but now is my kingdom not from hence.--Expecting till his enemies be made his footstool. The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.--Thou hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.--I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and …
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Art Thou a King?
Peter's Denial and Repentance.
"Jesus of Nazareth," they replied. "I am he," Jesus said. (And Judas the traitor was standing there with them.)
Again he asked them, "Who is it you want?" "Jesus of Nazareth," they said.
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