Let scripture be fulfilled (Mk 14:49-14:49)

“Day after day,

I was with you

In the Temple,

Teaching.

You did not

Arrest me.

But let the scriptures

Be fulfilled.”

 

καθ’ ἡμέραν ἤμην πρὸς ὑμᾶς ἐν τῷ ἱερῷ διδάσκων, καὶ οὐκ ἐκρατήσατέ με· ἀλλ’ ἵνα πληρωθῶσιν αἱ γραφαί.

 

This is almost word for word in Matthew, chapter 26:55-56.  In Luke, chapter 22:53, there is something similar, while John, chapter 18, does not have anything like this.  Mark indicated that Jesus said that day after day or every day, he had sat in the Temple teaching (καθ’ ἡμέραν ἤμην πρὸς ὑμᾶς ἐν τῷ ἱερῷ διδάσκων), but they did not seize or arrest him (καὶ οὐκ ἐκρατήσατέ με).  All this was taking place so that some unnamed scriptures might be fulfilled (ἀλλ’ἵνα πληρωθῶσιν αἱ γραφαὶ).  Once again, there was no indication of what scriptural reference, but Matthew had also talked about an unnamed prophetic text.