New International Version
Jesus answered, "I told you that I am he. If you are looking for me, then let these men go."
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Let these go their way - These words are rather words of authority, than words of entreaty. I voluntarily give myself up to you, but you must not molest one of these my disciples. At your peril injure them. Let them go about their business. I have already given you a sufficient proof of my power: I will not exert it in my own behalf, for I will lay down my life for the sheep; but I will not permit you to injure the least of these. It was certainly the supreme power of Christ that kept the soldiers and the mob from destroying all the disciples present, when Peter had given them such provocation, in cutting off the ear of Malchus. There were probably no other disciples with Christ than Peter, James, and John, at this time. see Matthew 26:37; Mark 13:33.
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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.
Again he asked them, "Who is it you want?" "Jesus of Nazareth," they said.
This happened so that the words he had spoken would be fulfilled: "I have not lost one of those you gave me."
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