Judas betrayeth Jesus.
John 18:1 When Iesus had spoken these wordes, hee went foorth with his disciples ouer the Brooke Cedron, where was a garden, into the which hee entred and his disciples. John 18:2 And Iudas also which betrayed him, knew the place: for Iesus oft times resorted thither with his disciples. John 18:3 Iudas then hauing receiued a band of men, and officers from the chiefe Priests and Pharisees, commeth thither with lanternes and torches, and weapons. John 18:4 Iesus therefore knowing all things that should come vpon him, went foorth, and sayde vnto them, Whom seeke ye? John 18:5 They answered him, Iesus of Nazareth. Iesus saith vnto them, I am hee. And Iudas also which betraied him, stood with them.
The officers fall to the ground.
John 18:6 Assoone then as he had said vnto them, I am he, they went backeward, and fell to the ground. John 18:7 Then asked hee them againe, Whom seeke ye? And they said, Iesus of Nazareth. John 18:8 Iesus answered, I haue tolde you that I am he: If therefore ye seeke me, let these goe their way: John 18:9 That the saying might be fulfilled which he spake, Of them which thou gauest me, haue I lost none.
Peter smiteth off Malchus' ear.
John 18:10 Then Simon Peter hauing a sword, drewe it, and smote the high Priests seruant, & cut off his right eare: The seruants name was Malchus. John 18:11 Then said Iesus vnto Peter, Put vp thy sword into the sheath: the cup which my father hath giuen me, shall I not drinke it?
Jesus is taken, and led unto Annas and Caiaphas.
John 18:12 Then the band and the captaine, and officers of the Iewes, tooke Iesus, and bound him, John 18:13 And led him away to Annas first, (for he was father in law to Caiaphas) which was the high Priest that same yeere. John 18:14 Now Caiaphas was he which gaue counsell to the Iewes, that it was expedient that one man should die for the people.
John 18:15 And Simon Peter followed Iesus, and so did another disciple: that disciple was knowen vnto the high Priest, and went in with Iesus into the palace of the high Priest. John 18:16 But Peter stood at the doore without. Then went out that other disciple, which was knowen vnto the high Priest, and spake vnto her that kept the doore, and brought in Peter. John 18:17 Then saith the damosell that kept the doore vnto Peter, Art not thou also one of this mans disciples? He sayth, I am not. John 18:18 And the seruants and officers stood there, who had made a fire of coales, (for it was colde) and they warmed themselues: and Peter stood with them, and warmed himselfe.
Jesus examined before Pilate.
John 18:19 The high Priest then asked Iesus of his disciples, and of his doctrine. John 18:20 Iesus answered him, I spake openly to the world, I euer taught in the Synagogue, and in the Temple, whither the Iewes alwayes resort, and in secret haue I said nothing: John 18:21 Why askest thou me? Aske them which heard me, what I haue said vnto them: behold, they know what I said. John 18:22 And when hee had thus spoken, one of the officers which stood by, stroke Iesus with the palme of his hand, saying, Answerest thou the hie priest so? John 18:23 Iesus answered him, If I haue spoken euill, beare witnesse of the euill: but if well, why smitest thou me? John 18:24 Now Annas had sent him bound vnto Caiaphas the high Priest. John 18:25 And Simon Peter stood and warmed himselfe: They said therefore vnto him, Art not thou also one of his disciples? Hee denied it, and said, I am not. John 18:26 One of the seruants of the high Priests (being his kinsman whose eare Peter cut off) saith, Did not I see thee in the garden with him? John 18:27 Peter then denied againe, and immediatly the cocke crew.
John 18:28 Then led they Iesus from Caiaphas vnto the hall of Iudgement: And it was earely, and they themselues went not into the Iudgement hall, lest they should be defiled: but that they might eat the Passeouer. John 18:29 Pilate then went out vnto them, and said, What accusation bring you against this man? John 18:30 They answered, & said vnto him, If he were not a malefactor, we would not haue deliuered him vp vnto thee. John 18:31 Then saide Pilate vnto them, Take ye him, and iudge him according to your law. The Iewes therefore said vnto him, It is not lawfull for vs to put any man to death: John 18:32 That the saying of Iesus might be fulfilled, which hee spake, signifying what death he should die. John 18:33 Then Pilate entred into the Iudgement hall againe, and called Iesus, and saide vnto him, Art thou the King of the Iewes? John 18:34 Iesus answered him, Sayest thou this thing of thy selfe? or did others tell it thee of me? John 18:35 Pilate answered, Am I a Iew? Thine owne nation, and the chiefe Priests haue deliuered thee vnto mee: What hast thou done?
John 18:36 Iesus answered, My kingdome is not of this world: if my kingdome were of this world, then would my seruants fight, that I should not be deliuered to the Iewes: but now is my kingdome not from hence. John 18:37 Pilate therefore saide vnto him, Art thou a King then? Iesus answered, Thou saiest that I am a King. To this end was I borne, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should beare witnesse vnto the trueth: euery one that is of the trueth heareth my voice. John 18:38 Pilate saith vnto him, What is trueth? And when hee had said this, he went out againe vnto the Iewes, and saith vnto them, I find in him no fault at all. John 18:39 But yee haue a custome that I should release vnto you one at the Passeouer: will ye therefore that I release vnto you the king of the Iewes?
The Jews ask Barabbas to be let loose.
John 18:40 Then cried they all againe, saying, Not this man, but Barabbas. Now Barabbas was a robber.