Post by TheFirebrand on Sept 9, 2016 6:01:27 GMT -6
"And one of them smote the servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear. And Jesus answered and said, Suffer ye thus far. And he touched his ear, and healed him."
And one of them smote the servant of the high priest,... The person that drew his sword, and performed this daring action, not waiting for an answer from Christ, was Peter, and the high priest's servant, that he smote, was Malchus; both which we learn from John 18:10.
and cut off his right ear; he aimed, no doubt, at his head, but missing his blow, took off his right ear.
It is very likely, that this servant was very busy trying to lay hold of Christ, and showed much hostility and great malevolence; and therefore Peter singled him out, and leveled the blow at him.
suffer ye thus far; or to them both, to Peter to stop his hand, to proceed no further, but put up his sword; and to the multitude to be easy: and in order to pacify them, "Jesus went to the wounded man".
and Jesus touched his ear and healed him; which shows, that though the human nature of Christ was in a very low condition, He still retained the power of doing miracles; and also his great humanity, by which this example confirmed His precept of doing good to enemies; and likewise hereby gave full proof of His willingness to be apprehended by them;
He that wrought such a miracle as this, could easily have delivered Himself out of their hands; and one would have thought this would have put a stop to them, and have convinced them of the truth of Jesus being a divine person, and the Messiah.