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Healing of the high priests ear, during Jesus' arrest.

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Matthew 26:50-54 Mark 14:46-50 Luke 22:48-53
50And Jesus said to him, Friend, why are you here? (speaking of Judas Iscariot) Then they came and laid hands on Jesus and took Him. 51And, behold, one of those who were with Jesus stretched out his hand and drew his sword, and he struck a servant of the high priest and cut off his ear. 52Then Jesus said to him, Put up your sword again into its place; for all who take the sword shall perish with a sword. 53Do you think that I cannot now pray to My Father, and He shall presently give Me more than twelve legions of angels? 54But how then shall the Scriptures be fulfilled, that it must be so?
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46And they laid their hands on Him and seized Him. 47And one of those standing by, drawing a sword, struck a servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear. 48And answering Jesus said to them, Have you come out with swords and clubs, as against a robber, to take Me? 49I was with you daily in the temple teaching, and you did not seize Me. But the Scriptures must be fulfilled. 50And leaving Him, all fled.
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48But Jesus said to him, Judas, do you betray the Son of Man with a kiss? 49And those around Him seeing what was about to occur, they said to him, Lord, shall we strike with the sword? 50And one of them struck the servant of the high priest and cut off his right ear. 51And Jesus answered and said, Let it go until now. And touching his ear, He healed him. 52And Jesus said to the chief priests and commanders of the temple, and the elders, who had come to Him, Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and staves? 53When I was with you in the temple daily, you did not stretch out your hand on Me. But this is your hour, and the authority of the darkness.
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Insights
  • This scripture is concerning the betrayal of Jesus by Judas Iscariot, However, even as Jesus was only hours away from the cross, He was still healing. The healing of the ear of the servant of the high priest's ear is mentioned only in the Gospel of Luke. Perhaps because Luke was a physician by trade, he was more attentive to this fact.
  • When Jesus was facing death by crucifixion it is recorded in all four gospels that His soul was very grieved:
    ▪ Matthew: My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death, Matthew 26:38.
    ▪ Mark: My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death, Mark 14:34.
    ▪ Luke: In an agony, He prayed more earnestly: and His sweat was as great drops of blood. Luke 22:44.
    ▪ John: Now is my soul troubled, John 12:27.
    With all of the anguish that Jesus was enduring at that moment, He still had compassion to heal the ear of His accusers.