Questions Jesus Asked #58

Matthew 26:55-56 – At that time Jesus said to the crowd, “Am I leading a rebellion, that you have come out with swords and clubs to capture me? Every day I sat in the temple courts teaching, and you did not arrest me. 56 But this has all taken place that the writings of the prophets might be fulfilled.” Then all the disciples deserted him and fled. NIV

The NIV’s translation of this question is a little misleading.  In effect, Jesus was leading a rebellion…a spiritual rebellion!  A better translation of this question is found in other versions.  The New American Standard Updated version translates it:  “Have you come out with swords and clubs to arrest Me as you would against a robber?”  (Matthew 26:55 – NASU) Continue reading

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