Matthew 26:53

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my father, and he shall presently giue me more then twelue legions of Angels?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Or thinkest thou that I cannot beseech my Father, and he shall even now send me more than twelve legions of angels?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Does it not seem possible to you that if I make request to my Father he will even now send me an army of angels?
- Basic English Bible

Or thinkest thou that I cannot now call upon my Father, and he will furnish me more than twelve legions of angels?
- Darby Bible

Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he will presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?
- Webster's Bible

Or do you suppose I cannot entreat my Father and He would instantly send to my help more than twelve legions of angels?
- Weymouth Bible

Or do you think that I couldn't ask my Father, and he would even now send me more than twelve legions of angels?
- World English Bible

Whether gessist thou, that Y may not preie my fadir, and he schal yyue to me now mo than twelue legiouns of aungels?
- Wycliffe Bible

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?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 26:53


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.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 26:53


Mt 26:53,54 Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father? The Lord needed no human defenders, had it been the Divine purpose that he should not die. More than twelve legions of angels? A Roman legion contained from 6,000 men upwards. The idea here is a mighty host. He and his eleven disciples are twelve. There is more than a legion for each one of them. He could have evaded the enemies had he chosen; the angels would have come to his rescue, if he had willed it, but he gave himself unto death.

Discussion for Matthew 26:53

  • Abel mumba for verse 53
    For he had strong faith in God and ask me to carry on where I am able to see God divine power..send me with you good news.

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