As soon then as he had said to them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground.
Treasury of Scripture
they went. Doubtless by the interposition of Divine power; and it was thus shown that Jesus voluntarily resigned himself into their hands.
2 Kings 1:9-15 Then the king sent to him a captain of fifty with his fifty. And he went up to him: and, behold, he sat on the top of an hill...
Psalm 27:2 When the wicked, even my enemies and my foes, came on me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.
Psalm 40:14 Let them be ashamed and confounded together that seek after my soul to destroy it...
Psalm 70:2,3 Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul: let them be turned backward, and put to confusion, that desire my hurt...
Psalm 129:5 Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion.
Luke 9:54-56 And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, will you that we command fire to come down from heaven...
Acts 4:29,30 And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant to your servants, that with all boldness they may speak your word...
ContextJesus' Betrayal and Arrest
1When Jesus had spoken these words, he went forth with his disciples over the brook Cedron, where was a garden, into the which he entered, and his disciples. 2And Judas also, which betrayed him, knew the place: for Jesus often resorted thither with his disciples. 3Judas then, having received a band of men and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, comes thither with lanterns and torches and weapons. 4Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should come on him, went forth, and said to them, Whom seek you? 5They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus said to them, I am he. And Judas also, which betrayed him, stood with them. 6As soon then as he had said to them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground. 7Then asked he them again, Whom seek you? And they said, Jesus of Nazareth. 8Jesus answered, I have told you that I am he: if therefore you seek me, let these go their way: 9That the saying might be fulfilled, which he spoke, Of them which you gave me have I lost none. 10Then Simon Peter having a sword drew it, and smote the high priest's servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant's name was Malchus. 11Then said Jesus to Peter, Put up your sword into the sheath: the cup which my Father has given me, shall I not drink it?
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
When therefore he said unto them, I am he , they went backward, and fell to the ground.
As soon therefore as he had said to them: I am he; they went backward, and fell to the ground.
Darby Bible Translation
When therefore he said to them, I am he, they went away backward and fell to the ground.
King James Bible
As soon then as he had said unto them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground.
Young's Literal Translation
when, therefore, he said to them -- 'I am he,' they went away backward, and fell to the ground.