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52 Jesus spoke to the chief priests, the temple police, and the leaders who had come to arrest him. He said, “Why do you come out with swords and clubs and treat me like a criminal? 53 I was with you every day in the temple, and you didn’t arrest me. But this is your time, and darkness[a] is in control.”

Peter Says He Doesn’t Know Jesus

54 Jesus was arrested and led away to the house of the high priest, while Peter followed at a distance.

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Footnotes

  1. 22.53 darkness: Darkness stands for the power of the devil.

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