Matthew 26 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: The Last days of Jesus Christ #12 Matthew 26:57-58 – To Caiaphas
|| Mark 14:53, 54; Luke 22:54, 55; John 18:24
MT26:57 Those who arrested Jesus led him off to Caiaphas the high priest where the Scribes and elders were gathered together. MT26:58 Now Peter was following from a distance until he entered the courtyard of the chief priest and sat down with the underlings to witness the end.
 Led him off to: From the garden on the Mount of Olives hill this mob must have moved in the night through parts of the city. Surely in the night crowd noises would be heard on some city streets.
 Were gathered together: The religious hierarchy is already waiting in the first of a series of star-chamber courts.
 Underlings: The Greek is HYPERETON and may be rendered: KJV: servants; NW: subordinates; ASV: officers; RSV: guards.
 To witness the end: The Greek is TO TELOS and is also rendered: KJV: to see the end; NASB: the outcome; WEY: the issue. Luke 22:55 adds, “When they lit a fire in the midst of the courtyard and sat down together, Peter was sitting in among them.” John 18:16 adds, “Therefore the other disciple (John), who was known to the high priest, went out and spoke to the doorkeeper and brought Peter in.”