Bible: Mark 14:43-52

Betrayal and Arrest

14:43 Right away, while Jesus 1  was still speaking, Judas, one of the twelve, arrived. 2  With him came a crowd armed with swords and clubs, sent by the chief priests and experts in the law 3  and elders. 14:44 (Now the betrayer 4  had given them a sign, saying, “The one I kiss is the man. Arrest him and lead him away under guard.”) 5  14:45 When Judas 6  arrived, he went up to Jesus 7  immediately and said, “Rabbi!” and kissed 8  him. 14:46 Then they took hold of him 9  and arrested him. 14:47 One of the bystanders drew his sword and struck the high priest’s slave, 10  cutting off his ear. 14:48 Jesus said to them, “Have you come with swords and clubs to arrest me like you would an outlaw? 11  14:49 Day after day I was with you, teaching in the temple courts, yet 12  you did not arrest me. But this has happened so that 13  the scriptures would be fulfilled.” 14:50 Then 14  all the disciples 15  left him and fled. 14:51 A young man was following him, wearing only a linen cloth. They tried to arrest him, 14:52 but he ran off naked, 16  leaving his linen cloth behind.

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