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And behold, one of those with Jesus, having stretched out the hand, drew his sword, and having struck the servant of the high priest, cut off his ear.

Lexicon

Verse part Definition: Part of speech: Strong's: Greek: Transliteration:
behold, See! Lo! Behold! Look!. V-AMA-2S H2400 ἰδοὺ idou
one One. Adj-NMS H1520 εἰς eis
Analysis:

One: God

Refers to HaShem (God), Who is One. This number can also refer to unity. The first place the number "one" occurs is in Genesis 1:5. There one reads, "And there was an evening and there was a morning— one day". Later on in this same book of Genesis, it is stated concerning the man and his wife, "And they became one flesh" (Genesis 2:24). It is very significant that in both of these examples there was a multiplicity for the subject. In the first example, the evening and the morning became one day and in the second example, it was Adam and Eve who became one flesh.

One of the most famous passages in the Torah concerning HaShem is Deuteronomy 6:4 which states, "Hear O Israel the Lord your God the Lord is One." The question that a person must ask himself is what is the connection between the use of the Hebrew word אחד "one" which identifies a multiplicity being one and the fact that the Lord God of Israel is One? The answer is that the Hebrew word אחד can relate to the concept for one as in "unification". There is another Hebrew word that would have been possible to be used if the author wanted to refer to an absolute oneness or singleness. This is the Hebrew word יחיד. In fact, there is a well-known prayer in Judaism which states, "אחד ואין יחיד כיחודו". This phrase should be translated as, "(God is) One and there is no singularity as His singularity." The idea that is being expressed in this prayer is that the Lord God of Israel is One; but not an absolute One; rather there is a uniqueness and a complexity to His Oneness.

The number one is frequently employed to express in the Scriptures one object, such as one man or one tabernacle. This usage would be the simple or common purpose that the number one or for that matter any number, would appear in a Biblical text. Often the appearance of a number does not contain any of the significance that Hebrew numerology might offer. Therefore, the reader must always consider when coming across a verse which contains a number, that the number only expresses an amount and no additional significance. 

Because the number one is often associated with God, there is a unique phenomenon in the Scriptures concerning this number. Sometimes the number one is employed to express a unique relationship that the object has to HaShem. For example,

"And it will be one day, it will be known to HaShem..." Zechariah 14:7

In the text above, Zechariah could have stated simply, "And it will be a day…" The fact that the prophet said "one day" is to convey that this day is uniquely related to God. Similarly, it is stated by the prophet Ezekiel in chapter 37, "one King", "one nation" and "one Shepherd" (see Ezekiel 37:22, 24). Each of these objects—King, nation and Shepherd—has a connection to HaShem. The King and Shepherd is Messiah Yeshua, the Son of God and the one nation is Israel, the people of God.

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of those The, the definite article. Art-ANS H3588 τῶν tōn
the The, the definite article. Art-ANS H3588 τὴν tēn
Jesus, Jesus; the Greek form of Joshua; Jesus, son of Eliezer; Jesus, surnamed Justus. N-GMS H2424 Ἰησοῦ iēsou
Analysis:
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having stretched out To stretch out (forth), cast forth (as of an anchor), lay hands on. V-APA-NMS H1614 ἐκτείνας ekteinas
drew Literal: to wrench away from, drag away, but perhaps sometimes in the well-attested weakened sense: to be parted or withdrawn. V-AIA-3S H645 ἀπέσπασεν apespasen
sword, A sword. N-AFS H3162 μάχαιραν machairan
having struck To smite, strike (as with a sword), smite to death, afflict. V-APA-NMS H3960 πατάξας pataxas
servant (a) (as adj.) enslaved, (b) (as noun) a (male) slave. N-AMS H1401 δοῦλον doulon
high priest, High priest, chief priest. N-GMS H749 ἀρχιερέως archiereōs
cut off To take away, smite off. V-AIA-3S H851 ἀφεῖλεν apheilen
ear. An ear. N-ANS H5621 ὠτίον ōtion

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Jesus or Joshua, the name of the Messiah, also three other Isr.  

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Berean Bible And behold, one of those with Jesus, having stretched out the hand, drew his sword, and having struck the servant of the high priest, cut off his ear.
King James Bible And And, behold, one of those them which were with Jesus, having Jesus stretched out the his hand, and drew his sword, and having struck the a servant of the high priest, cut priest's, and smote off his ear.
New American Standard Bible And behold, one of those who were with Jesus, having stretched out the hand, Jesus reached and drew out his sword, and having struck the servant slave of the high priest, priest and cut off his ear.
Hebrew Greek English And behold, one of those who were with Jesus, having stretched out the hand, Jesus reached and drew out his sword, and having struck the servant slave of the high priest, priest and cut off his ear.