Mark 14 - Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible
He is betrayed and taken.
Because Christ appeared not as a temporal prince, but preached repentance, reformation, and a holy life, and directed men's thoughts, and affections, and aims to another world, therefore the Jewish rulers sought to destroy him. Peter wounded one of the band. It is easier to fight for Christ than to die for him. But there is a great difference between faulty disciples and hypocrites. The latter rashly and without thought call Christ Master, and express great affection for him, yet
betray him to his enemies. Thus they hasten their own destruction. (Mk 14:53-65)