52 [a]Then Jesus said unto the high Priests, and captains of the Temple, and the Elders which were come to him, Be ye come out as unto a thief with swords and staves?

53 When I was daily with you in the Temple, ye stretched not forth the hands against me: but this is your very hour, and the [b]power of darkness.

54 (A)Then took they him, and led him, and brought him to the high Priest’s house. [c]And Peter followed afar off.

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  1. Luke 22:52 Even the very fear of them which took Christ, proveth partly their evil conscience, and partly also that all these things were done by God’s providence.
  2. Luke 22:53 The power that was given to darkness, to oppress the light for a season.
  3. Luke 22:54 We have to behold in Peter an example both of the fragility of man’s nature, and of the singular goodness of God toward his elect.

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