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John 18

Judas betrayeth Jesus.

John 18:1 Jesus, having said these things, went out with his disciples beyond the torrent Cedron, where was a garden, into which he entered, he and his disciples. John 18:2 And Judas also, who delivered him up, knew the place, because Jesus was often there, in company with his disciples. John 18:3 Judas therefore, having got the band, and officers of the chief priests and Pharisees, comes there with lanterns and torches and weapons. John 18:4 Jesus therefore, knowing all things that were coming upon him, went forth and said to them, Whom seek ye? John 18:5 They answered him, Jesus the Nazaraean. Jesus says to them, I am [he]. And Judas also, who delivered him up, stood with them.

The officers fall to the ground.

John 18:6 When therefore he said to them, I am [he], they went away backward and fell to the ground. John 18:7 He demanded of them therefore again, Whom seek ye? And they said, Jesus the Nazaraean. John 18:8 Jesus answered, I told you that I am [he]: if therefore ye seek me, let these go away; John 18:9 that the word might be fulfilled which he spoke, [As to] those whom thou hast given me, I have not lost one of them.

Peter smiteth off Malchus' ear.

John 18:10 Simon Peter therefore, having a sword, drew it, and smote the bondman of the high priest and cut off his right ear; and the bondman's name was Malchus. John 18:11 Jesus therefore said to Peter, Put the sword into the sheath; the cup which the Father has given me, shall I not drink it?

Jesus is taken, and led unto Annas and Caiaphas.

John 18:12 The band therefore, and the chiliarch, and the officers of the Jews, took Jesus and bound him: John 18:13 and they led him away to Annas first; for he was father-in-law to Caiaphas, who was high priest that year. John 18:14 But it was Caiaphas who counselled the Jews that it was better that one man should perish for the people.

Peter's denial.

John 18:15 Now Simon Peter followed Jesus, and the other disciple. But that disciple was known to the high priest, and went in with Jesus into the palace of the high priest; John 18:16 but Peter stood at the door without. The other disciple therefore, who was known to the high priest, went out and spoke to the porteress and brought in Peter. John 18:17 The maid therefore, who was porteress, says to Peter, Art thou also of the disciples of this man? He says, I am not. John 18:18 But the bondmen and officers, having made a fire of coals (for it was cold), stood and warmed themselves; and Peter was standing with them and warming himself.

Jesus examined before Pilate.

John 18:19 The high priest therefore demanded of Jesus concerning his disciples and concerning his doctrine. John 18:20 Jesus answered him, I spoke openly to the world; I taught always in [the] synagogue and in the temple, where all the Jews come together, and in secret I have spoken nothing. John 18:21 Why demandest thou of me? Demand of those who have heard, what I have spoken to them; behold, they know what I have said. John 18:22 But as he said these things, one of the officers who stood by gave a blow on the face to Jesus, saying, Answerest thou the high priest thus? John 18:23 Jesus answered him, If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil; but if well, why smitest thou me? John 18:24 Annas [then] had sent him bound to Caiaphas the high priest. John 18:25 But Simon Peter was standing and warming himself. They said therefore to him, Art thou also of his disciples? He denied, and said, I am not. John 18:26 One of the bondmen of the high priest, who was kinsman of him whose ear Peter cut off, says, Did not I see thee in the garden with him? John 18:27 Peter denied therefore again, and immediately [the] cock crew.

John 18:28 They lead therefore Jesus from Caiaphas to the praetorium; and it was early morn. And *they* entered not into the praetorium, that they might not be defiled, but eat the passover. John 18:29 Pilate therefore went out to them and said, What accusation do ye bring against this man? John 18:30 They answered and said to him, If this [man] were not an evildoer, we should not have delivered him up to thee. John 18:31 Pilate therefore said to them, Take him, ye, and judge him according to your law. The Jews therefore said to him, It is not permitted to us to put any one to death; John 18:32 that the word of Jesus might be fulfilled which he spoke, signifying what death he should die. John 18:33 Pilate therefore entered again into the praetorium and called Jesus, and said to him, Thou art the king of the Jews? John 18:34 Jesus answered [him], Dost thou say this of thyself, or have others said it to thee concerning me? John 18:35 Pilate answered, Am I a Jew? Thy nation and the chief priests have delivered thee up to me: what hast thou done?

His Kingdom.

John 18:36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world; if my kingdom were of this world, my servants had fought that I might not be delivered up to the Jews; but now my kingdom is not from hence. John 18:37 Pilate therefore said to him, Thou art then a king? Jesus answered, Thou sayest [it], that I am a king. I have been born for this, and for this I have come into the world, that I might bear witness to the truth. Every one that is of the truth hears my voice. John 18:38 Pilate says to him, What is truth? And having said this he went out again to the Jews, and says to them, I find no fault whatever in him. John 18:39 But ye have a custom that I release [some] one to you at the passover; will ye therefore that I release unto you the king of the Jews?

The Jews ask Barabbas to be let loose.

John 18:40 They cried therefore again all, saying, Not this [man], but Barabbas. Now Barabbas was a robber.

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