John 18:6
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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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Clarke'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.

2 Kings 1:9-15 Then the king sent to him a captain of fifty with his fifty. And he went up to him: and, behold, he sat on the top of an hill...

Psalm 27:2 When the wicked, even my enemies and my foes, came on me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.

Psalm 40:14 Let them be ashamed and confounded together that seek after my soul to destroy it...

Psalm 70:2,3 Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul: let them be turned backward, and put to confusion, that desire my hurt...

Psalm 129:5 Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion.

Luke 9:54-56 And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, will you that we command fire to come down from heaven...

Acts 4:29,30 And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant to your servants, that with all boldness they may speak your word...

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March 24 Evening
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
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

Art Thou a King?
'Then led they Jesus from Caiaphas unto the hall of judgment: and it was early; and they themselves went not into the judgment hall, lest they should be defiled; but that they might eat the passover. Pilate then went out unto them, and said, What accusation bring ye against this Man? They answered and said unto him, If He were not a malefactor, we would not have delivered Him up unto thee. Then said Pilate unto them, Take ye Him, and judge Him according to your law. The Jews therefore said unto him,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: St. John Chaps. XV to XXI

The Arrest.
"When Jesus had spoken these words, He went forth with His disciples over the brook Kidron, where was a garden, into the which He entered, Himself and His disciples. Now Judas also, which betrayed Him, knew the place: for Jesus ofttimes resorted thither with His disciples. Judas then, having received the band of soldiers, and officers from the chief priests and the Pharisees, cometh thither with lanterns and torches and weapons. Jesus therefore, knowing all the things that were coming upon Him, went
Marcus Dods—The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St John, Vol. II

Peter's Denial and Repentance.
"So the band and the chief captain, and the officers of the Jews, seized Jesus and bound Him, and led Him to Annas first; for he was father-in-law to Caiaphas, which was high priest that year. Now Caiaphas was he which gave counsel to the Jews, that it was expedient that one man should die for the people. And Simon Peter followed Jesus, and so did another disciple. Now that disciple was known unto the high priest, and entered in with Jesus into the court of the high priest; but Peter was standing
Marcus Dods—The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St John, Vol. II

Cross References
John 18:5
"Jesus of Nazareth," they replied. "I am he," Jesus said. (And Judas the traitor was standing there with them.)

John 18:7
Again he asked them, "Who is it you want?" "Jesus of Nazareth," they said.

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