Bible: John 18:12-24

Jesus Before Annas

18:12 Then the squad of soldiers 1  with their commanding officer 2  and the officers of the Jewish leaders 3  arrested 4  Jesus and tied him up. 5  18:13 They 6  brought him first to Annas, for he was the father-in-law of Caiaphas, who was high priest that year. 7  18:14 (Now it was Caiaphas who had advised 8  the Jewish leaders 9  that it was to their advantage that one man die for the people.) 10 

Peter’s First Denial

18:15 Simon Peter and another disciple followed them as they brought Jesus to Annas. 11  (Now the other disciple 12  was acquainted with the high priest, and he went with Jesus into the high priest’s courtyard.) 13  18:16 But Simon Peter was left standing outside by the door. So the other disciple who was acquainted with the high priest came out and spoke to the slave girl who watched the door, 14  and brought Peter inside. 18:17 The girl 15  who was the doorkeeper said to Peter, “You’re not one of this man’s disciples too, are you?” 16  He replied, 17 I am not.” 18:18 (Now the slaves 18  and the guards 19  were standing around a charcoal fire they had made, warming themselves because it was cold. 20  Peter also was standing with them, warming himself.) 21 

Jesus Questioned by Annas

18:19 While this was happening, 22  the high priest questioned Jesus about his disciples and about his teaching. 23  18:20 Jesus replied, 24 I have spoken publicly to the world. I always taught in the synagogues 25  and in the temple courts, 26  where all the Jewish people 27  assemble together. I 28  have said nothing in secret. 18:21 Why do you ask me? Ask those who heard what I said. 29  They 30  know what I said.” 18:22 When Jesus 31  had said this, one of the high priest’s officers who stood nearby struck him on the face and said, 32 Is that the way you answer the high priest? 18:23 Jesus replied, 33 If I have said something wrong, 34  confirm 35  what is wrong. 36  But if I spoke correctly, why strike me? 18:24 Then Annas sent him, still tied up, 37  to Caiaphas the high priest. 38 

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