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52 Then Jesus said to the chief priests and captains of the temple and elders, who had come out against him,[a] “Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs? 53 When I was with you day after day in the temple, you did not lay hands on me. But this is your hour, and the power of darkness.”

Peter Denies Jesus

54 Then they seized him and led him away, bringing him into the high priest’s house. Peter followed at a distance;

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  1. 22.52 Matthew and Mark describe the arrest first, before Christ’s words. Luke and John both put his address to the soldiers and officials before the arrest, doubtless to stress his command over events.

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