Bible: John 18:1-12

Betrayal and Arrest

18:1 When he had said these things, 1  Jesus went out with his disciples across the Kidron Valley. 2  There was an orchard 3  there, and he and his disciples went into it. 18:2 (Now Judas, the one who betrayed him, knew the place too, because Jesus had met there many times 4  with his disciples.) 5  18:3 So Judas obtained a squad of soldiers 6  and some officers of the chief priests and Pharisees. 7  They came to the orchard 8  with lanterns 9  and torches and weapons.

18:4 Then Jesus, because he knew everything that was going to happen to him, 10  came and asked them, “Who are you looking for? 11  18:5 They replied, 12 Jesus the Nazarene.” He told them, “I am he.” (Now Judas, the one who betrayed him, was standing there with them.) 13  18:6 So when Jesus 14  said to them, “I am he,” they retreated 15  and fell to the ground. 16  18:7 Then Jesus 17  asked them again, “Who are you looking for?” And they said, “Jesus the Nazarene.” 18:8 Jesus replied, 18 I told you that I am he. If you are looking for 19  me, let these men 20  go.” 21  18:9 He said this 22  to fulfill the word he had spoken, 23  “I have not lost a single one of those whom you gave me.” 24 

18:10 Then Simon Peter, who had a sword, pulled it out and struck the high priest’s slave, 25  cutting off his right ear. 26  (Now the slave’s name was Malchus.) 27  18:11 But Jesus said to Peter, “Put your sword back into its sheath! Am I not to drink the cup that the Father has given me? 28 

Jesus Before Annas

18:12 Then the squad of soldiers 29  with their commanding officer 30  and the officers of the Jewish leaders 31  arrested 32  Jesus and tied him up. 33 

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