Bishops' Bible

John 18

Judas betrayeth Jesus.

John 18:1 When Iesus had spoken these wordes, he went forth with his disciples ouer the brooke Cedron, where was a garden, into the whiche he entred, & his disciples. John 18:2 Iudas also whiche betrayed hym, knewe the place? For Iesus oft tymes resorted thyther, with his disciples. John 18:3 Iudas then, after he had receaued a bande of men, and officers of the hye priestes & pharisees, came thyther with lanternes, and torches, and weapons. John 18:4 And Iesus, knowing all thinges that shoulde come on hym, went foorth, and sayde vnto them, whom seke ye? John 18:5 They aunswered him: Iesus of Nazareth. Iesus sayth vnto them, I am he. Iudas also whiche betrayed hym, stoode with them.

The officers fall to the ground.

John 18:6 Assoone then as he sayde vnto them I am he, they went backewarde, & fell to the grounde. John 18:7 Then asked he them agayne, whom seke ye? They said: Iesus of Nazareth. John 18:8 Iesus aunswered, I haue tolde you that I am he: Yf ye seke me therefore, let these go their way. John 18:9 That the saying myght be fulfylled which he spake: Of them which thou gauest me, haue I not lost one.

Peter smiteth off Malchus' ear.

John 18:10 Then Simon Peter, hauing a sword, drewe it, and smote the hye priestes seruaunt, and cut of his ryght eare. The seruauntes name was Malchus. John 18:11 Therefore sayth Iesus vnto Peter, Put vp thy sworde into the sheathe: shall I not drynke of the cuppe whiche my father hath geuen me?

Jesus is taken, and led unto Annas and Caiaphas.

John 18:12 Then the companie, and the capitaine, and officers of the Iewes, toke Iesus, and bounde hym, John 18:13 And led hym away to Annas first, (for he was father in lawe vnto Caiaphas,) which was ye hye priest that same yere: [And Annas sent Christe bounde vnto Caiaphas the hye priest.] John 18:14 Caiaphas was he which gaue councell to the Iewes, that it was expediet that one man should dye for the people.

Peter's denial.

John 18:15 And Simon Peter folowed Iesus, and so did another disciple. That disciple was knowen vnto the hye priest, & went in with Iesus into the palace of the hye priest. John 18:16 But Peter stoode at the doore without. Then went out that other disciple which was knowen vnto the hye priest, and spake vnto the damosell that kept the doore, and brought in Peter. John 18:17 Then saide the damosell, that kept the doore, vnto Peter: Art not thou also one of this mans disciples? He sayde, I am not. John 18:18 The seruauntes and officers stoode there, which had made a fire of coales, (for it was colde) and they warmed the selues. Peter also stoode among them, and warmed hym.

Jesus examined before Pilate.

John 18:19 The hye priest then asked Iesus of his disciples, and of his doctrine. John 18:20 Iesus aunswered him: I spake openly to the worlde, I euer taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, whyther all the Iewes resort, & in secrete haue I sayde nothyng. John 18:21 Why askest thou me? Aske the which hearde me, what I haue sayd vnto the: Beholde, they can tell what I sayde. John 18:22 When he had thus spoken, one of the officers whiche stoode by, smote Iesus [with a rod] saying: Aunswerest thou the hye priest so? John 18:23 Iesus aunswered hym, Yf I haue euyl spoken, beare witnesse of the euyl: But yf I haue well spoken, why smytest thou me? John 18:24 Nowe Annas had sent hym bounde vnto Caiaphas the hye priest. John 18:25 Simon Peter stoode & warmed hym selfe. Then sayde they vnto hym: Art not thou also one of his disciples? He denyed it, and sayde, I am not. John 18:26 One of the seruautes of ye hye priestes, (his cosin whose eare Peter smote of) sayde vnto hym: Dyd not I see thee in the garden with hym? John 18:27 Peter therefore denyed againe: And immediatly the Cocke crewe.

John 18:28 Then led they Iesus fro Caiaphas into the hall of iudgement. It was in the mornyng: And they them selues went not into the iudgement hall, leste they shoulde be defyled: but that they myght eate the Passouer. John 18:29 Pilate then went out vnto them, and said: What accusatio bryng you against this man? John 18:30 They aunswered, and said vnto him: Yf he were not an euyll doer, we would not haue deliuered hym vnto thee. John 18:31 Then sayde Pilate vnto them: Take ye him, and iudge him after your owne lawe. The Iewes therfore sayde vnto hym: It is not lawfull for vs to put any man to death. John 18:32 That the wordes of Iesus myght be fulfylled, whiche he spake, signifiyng what death he shoulde dye. John 18:33 Then Pilate entred into the iudgement hall againe, and called Iesus, and sayde vnto hym: Art thou the kyng of the Iewes? John 18:34 Iesus aunswered: Sayest thou that of thy selfe, or did other tell it thee of me? John 18:35 Pilate aunswered: am I a Iewe? Thyne owne nation & hye priestes haue deliuered thee vnto me, what hast thou done?

His Kingdom.

John 18:36 Iesus aunswered: My kyngdome is not of this worlde. Yf my kyngdome were of this worlde, then woulde my seruauntes surely fyght, that I shoulde not be deliuered to the Iewes: but now is my kyngdome not from hence. John 18:37 Pilate therfore sayde vnto hym: Art thou a kyng then? Iesus aunswered: Thou sayest that I am a king. For this cause am I borne, & for this cause came I into the worlde, that I should beare witnesse vnto the trueth: And all that are of the trueth, heare my voyce. John 18:38 Pilate sayde vnto him: What [thyng] is trueth? And when he had sayde this, he went out agayne vnto the Iewes, & sayth vnto them, I fynde in hym no cause at all. John 18:39 Ye haue a custome, that I shoulde deliuer you one loose at ye Passouer: Wyll ye that I loose vnto you the kyng of the Iewes?

The Jews ask Barabbas to be let loose.

John 18:40 Then cryed they all agayne, saying: Not hym, but Barabbas. This Barabbas was a robber.

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