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John 18

Judas betrayeth Jesus.

John 18:1 When Jesus had said these things, he went forth with his disciples over the brook Cedron, where there was a garden, into which he entered with his disciples. John 18:2 And Judas also, who betrayed him, knew the place: because Jesus had often resorted thither together with his disciples. John 18:3 Judas therefore having received a band of soldiers and servants from the chief priests and the Pharisees, cometh thither with lanterns and torches and weapons. John 18:4 Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should come upon him, went forth and said to them: Whom seek ye? John 18:5 They answered him: Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus saith to them: I am he. And Judas also, who betrayed him, stood with them.

The officers fall to the ground.

John 18:6 As soon therefore as he had said to them: I am he; they went backward and fell to the ground. John 18:7 Again therefore he asked them: Whom seek ye? And they said: Jesus of Nazareth. John 18:8 Jesus answered: I have told you that I am he. If therefore you seek me, let these go their way, John 18:9 That the word might be fulfilled which he said: Of them whom thou hast given me, I have not lost any one.

Peter smiteth off Malchus' ear.

John 18:10 Then Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it and struck the servant of the high priest and cut off his right ear. And the name of thee servant was Malchus. John 18:11 Jesus therefore said to Peter: Put up thy sword into the scabbard. The chalice which my father hath given me, shall I not drink it?

Jesus is taken, and led unto Annas and Caiaphas.

John 18:12 Then the band and the tribune and the servants 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 Caiphas, who was the high priest of that year. John 18:14 Now Caiphas was he who had given the counsel to the Jews: That it was expedient that one man should die for the people.

Peter's denial.

John 18:15 And Simon Peter followed Jesus: and so did another disciple. And that disciple was known to the high priest and went in with Jesus into the court 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 portress and brought in Peter. John 18:17 The maid therefore that was portress saith to Peter: Art not thou also one of this man's disciple? He saith I am not. John 18:18 Now the servants and ministers stood at a fire of coals, because it was cold, and warmed themselves. And with them was Peter also, standing and warming himself.

Jesus examined before Pilate.

John 18:19 The high priest therefore asked Jesus of his disciples and of his doctrine. John 18:20 Jesus answered him: I have spoken openly to the world. I have always taught in the synagogue and in the temple, whither all the Jews resort: and in secret I have spoken nothing. John 18:21 Why askest thou me? Ask them who have heard what I have spoken unto them. Behold they know what things I have said. John 18:22 And when he had said these things, one of the servants standing by gave Jesus a blow, saying: Answerest thou the high priest so? John 18:23 Jesus answered him: If I have spoken evil, give testimony of the evil; but if well, why strikest thou me? John 18:24 And Annas sent him bound to Caiphas the high priest. John 18:25 And Simon Peter was standing and warming himself. They said therefore to him: Art not thou also one of his disciples? He denied it and said: I am not. John 18:26 One of the servants of the high priest (a kinsman to him whose ear Peter cut off) saith to him: Did not I see thee in the garden with him? John 18:27 Again therefore Peter denied: and immediately the cock crew.

John 18:28 Then they led Jesus from Caiphas to the governor's hall. And it was morning: and they went not into the hall, that they might not be defiled, but that they might eat the pasch. John 18:29 Pilate therefore went out to them, and said: What accusation bring you against this man? John 18:30 They answered and said to him: If he were not a malefactor, we would not have delivered him up to thee. John 18:31 Pilate therefore said to them: Take him you, and judge him according to your law. The Jews therefore said to him: It is not lawful for us to put any man to death. John 18:32 That the word of Jesus might be fulfilled, which he said, signifying what death he should die. John 18:33 Pilate therefore went into the hall again and called Jesus and said to him: Art thou the king of the Jews? John 18:34 Jesus answered: Sayest thou this thing of thyself, or have others told it thee of me? John 18:35 Pilate answered: Am I a Jew? Thy own 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 would certainly strive that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now my kingdom is not from hence. John 18:37 Pilate therefore said to him: Art thou a king then? Jesus answered: Thou sayest that I am a king. For this was I born, and for this came I into the world; that I should give testimony to the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice. John 18:38 Pilate saith to him: What is truth? And when he said this, he went out again to the Jews and saith to them: I find no cause in him. John 18:39 But you have a custom that I should release one unto you at the Pasch. Will you, therefore, that I release unto you the king of the Jews?

The Jews ask Barabbas to be let loose.

John 18:40 Then cried they all again, saying: Not this man, but Barabbas. Now Barabbas was a robber.

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