John 18:10 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "Then Simon Peter having a sword drew it," (Simon oun Petros echon machairan eilkusen auten) "Then Simon Peter who had a sword drew it," with intent to defend himself and his Lord, as he had earnestly pledged he would do, earlier that evening, Mat 26:35; Mar 14:31. He did not want to be separated from the fate of his Lord, Joh 13:38, and thought a rescue possible, as only the Sanhedrin officials would enter the garden estate, leaving the Roman band of soldiers outside.

2) "And smote the high priest's servant," (kai epaisen tou archiereos soulon) "And he struck the slave of the high priest," as also recounted, Mat 26:51.

3) "And cut off his right ear." (kai apekopsen autou to otarion to deksion) "And he cut off his right ear," Mar 14:47; Luk 22:50.

4) "The servant's name was Malchus." (hen de onoma to doulo Malchos) "And the servant's name was known as Malchus;" Of the four Gospel writers, only John gives the name of the servant, perhaps because knowing the high priest, he also knew the servant by name, Joh 18:15-16. This servant was also a kinsman of the high priest, Joh 18:26; Joh 21:24. Since John is the only one who gave the name of Malchus it is also believed that he was that disciple who knew Caiaphas the high priest and went in with Jesus to the trial or hearing before him.

Consult other comments:

John 18:10 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

John 18:10 - The Greek Testament

John 18:10 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 18:10 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 18:10 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 18:10 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 18:10 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 18:10 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 18:10 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 18:10 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 18:10 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 18:10 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 18:10 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 18:10 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 18:10 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 18:10 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 18:10 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 18:10 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 18:10 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 18:10 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

John 18:10 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

John 18:10 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 18:10 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 18:10 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 18:10 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 18:10 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 18:10 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 18:10 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 18:10 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 18:10 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 18:10 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 18:10 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary