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Matthew 26:53 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Or thinkest thou that I cannot beseech my Father, and he shall even now send me more than twelve legions of angels?
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Or do you think that I cannot appeal to My Father, and He will at once put at My disposal more than twelve legions of angels?
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he will presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Or thinkest thou that I cannot now call upon my Father, and he will furnish me more than twelve legions of angels?
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Or thinkest thou that I cannot call upon my Father, and he will set near me, even now, more than twelve legions of messengers?
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— dost thou think that I am not able now to call upon my Father, and He will place beside me more than twelve legions of messengers?
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Thinkest thou that I cannot ask my Father, and he will give me presently more than twelve legions of angels?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my father, and he shall presently giue me more then twelue legions of Angels?
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— Or thinkest thou that I cannot request from my Father, and he shall appoint to me now more than twelve legions of angels?
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— Supposest thou that I cannot ask of my Father, and he now assign me more than twelve legions of angels?

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
2228
{2228} Prime

e
{ay}
A primary particle of distinction between two connected terms; disjunctive, or; comparative, than.
Thinkest x1380
(1380) Complement
δοκέω
dokeo
{dok-eh'-o}
A prolonged form of a primary verb δόκω [[doko]], {dok'-o} (used only as an alternate in certain tenses; compare the base of G1166); of the same meaning; to think; by implication to seem (truthfully or uncertainly).
thou y1380
[1380] Standard
δοκέω
dokeo
{dok-eh'-o}
A prolonged form of a primary verb δόκω [[doko]], {dok'-o} (used only as an alternate in certain tenses; compare the base of G1166); of the same meaning; to think; by implication to seem (truthfully or uncertainly).
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
that 3754
{3754} Prime
ὅτι
hoti
{hot'-ee}
Neuter of G3748 as conjugation; demonstrative that (sometimes redundant); causatively because.
I cannot 3756
{3756} Prime
οὐ
ou
{oo}
A primary word; the absolutely negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not.
1410
{1410} Prime
δύναμαι
dunamai
{doo'-nam-ahee}
Of uncertain affinity; to be able or possible.
z5736
<5736> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 618
now 737
{0737} Prime
ἄρτι
arti
{ar'-tee}
Adverb from a derivative of G0142 (compare G0740) through the idea of suspension; just now.
pray 3870
{3870} Prime
παρακαλέω
parakaleo
{par-ak-al-eh'-o}
From G3844 and G2564; to call near, that is, invite, invoke (by imploration, hortation or consolation).
z5658
<5658> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 516
to my 3450
{3450} Prime
μοῦ
mou
{moo}
The simpler from of G1700; of me.
Father, 3962
{3962} Prime
πατήρ
pater
{pat-ayr'}
Apparently a primary word; a 'father' (literally or figuratively, near or more remote).
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
he shall presently give 3936
{3936} Prime
παρίστημι
paristemi
{par-is'-tay-mee}
From G3844 and G2476; to stand beside, that is, (transitively) to exhibit, proffer, (specifically) recommend, (figuratively) substantiate; or (intransitively) to be at hand (or ready), aid.
z5692
<5692> Grammar
Tense - Future (See G5776)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 814
me 3427
{3427} Prime
μοί
moi
{moy}
The simpler form of G1698; to me.
more 4119
{4119} Prime
πλειῶν
pleion
{pli'-own}
Comparative of G4183; more in quantity, number, or quality; also (in plural) the major portion.
than 2228
{2228} Prime

e
{ay}
A primary particle of distinction between two connected terms; disjunctive, or; comparative, than.
twelve y1427
[1427] Standard
δώδεκα
dodeka
{do'-dek-ah}
From G1417 and G1176; two and ten, that is, a dozen.
x427
(0427) Complement
ἄνευ
aneu
{an'-yoo}
A primary particle; without.
legions 3003
{3003} Prime
λεγιών
legion
{leg-i-ohn'}
Of Latin origin; a 'legion', that is, Roman regiment (figuratively).
of angels? 32
{0032} Prime
ἄγγελος
aggelos
{ang'-el-os}
From ἀγγέλλω [[aggello]] (probably derived from G0071; compare G0034; to bring tidings); a messenger; especially an 'angel'; by implication a pastor.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Matthew 26:47-56.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Matthew 26:47-56.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Matthew 26:53

He will presently give me more than twelve legions of angels — The least of whom, it is probable, could overturn the earth and destroy all the inhabitants of it.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Matthew 26:53

(15) Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?

(15) Christ was taken because he was willing to be taken.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
and he:

Matthew 4:11 Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.
Matthew 25:31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:
2 Kings 6:17 And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain [was] full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.
Daniel 7:10 A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.
2 Thessalonians 1:7 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,
Jude 1:14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,

twelve:

Matthew 10:1-2 And when he had called unto [him] his twelve disciples, he gave them power [against] unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease. ... Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James [the son] of Zebedee, and John his brother;

legions:
(A legion, λεγεων [Strong's G3003], for the Latin legio, from lego, to collect or choose was a particular division or battalion of the Roman army, which at different times contained different numbers. In the time of our Saviour it probably consisted of 6,200 foot and 300 horse, twelve of which would amount to 78,000 men.)
Luke 8:30 And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion: because many devils were entered into him.
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