26:51 But 1 one of those with Jesus grabbed 2 his sword, drew it out, and struck the high priest’s slave, 3 cutting off his ear. 26:52 Then Jesus said to him, “Put your sword back in its place! 4 For all who take hold of the sword will die by the sword. 26:53 Or do you think that I cannot call on my Father, and that he would send me more than twelve legions 5 of angels right now? 26:54 How then would the scriptures that say it must happen this way be fulfilled?”
2 tn Grk “extending his hand, drew out his sword, and struck.” Because rapid motion is implied in the circumstances, the translation “grabbed” was used.
4 tn The translation “put your sword back in its place” for this phrase is given in L&N 85.52.
5 sn A legion was a Roman army unit of about 6,000 soldiers, so twelve legions would be 72,000.