Friday, April 15, 2022
55-56 Then Jesus addressed the mob: “What is this—coming out after me with swords and clubs as if I were a dangerous criminal? Day after day I have been sitting in the Temple teaching, and you never so much as lifted a hand against me. You’ve done it this way to confirm and fulfill the prophetic writings.”
-Matthew 26:55-56 The Message
Verse 55: At that hour, Jesus said to the crowds, “Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs to capture me? Day after day, I sat in the temple teaching, and you did not seize me.
Verse 55 study: The religious leaders could have arrested Jesus anytime but chose the nighttime. They were afraid of the crowds that followed him each day.
But they said, “Not during the feast, lest there be an uproar among the people. -Matthew 26:5 ESV
Verse 56: But all this has taken place that the Scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled.” Then all the disciples left him and fled.
Verse 56 study: A few hours earlier, this band of men said they would rather die than desert their Lord.