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John 18

Judas betrayeth Jesus.

John 18:1 When Iesus had spoken these things, hee went foorth with his disciples ouer the brooke Cedron, where was a garden, into the which he entred, and his disciples. John 18:2 And Iudas which betraied him, knewe also the place: for Iesus oft times resorted thither with his disciples. John 18:3 Iudas then, after hee had receiued a band of men and officers of the high Priests, and of the Pharises, came thither with lanternes and torches, and weapons. John 18:4 Then Iesus, knowing all things that shoulde come vnto him, went foorth and said vnto them, Whom seeke yee? John 18:5 They answered him, Iesus of Nazareth. Iesus sayde vnto them, I am hee. Nowe Iudas also which betraied him, stoode with them.

The officers fall to the ground.

John 18:6 Assoone then as hee had saide vnto them, I am hee, they went away backewardes, and fell to the grounde. John 18:7 Then he asked them againe, Whome seeke yee? And they sayd, Iesus of Nazareth. John 18:8 Iesus answered, I said vnto you, that I am he: therefore if ye seeke me, let these go their way. John 18:9 This was that the worde might be fulfilled which hee 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, & smote the hie Priests seruant, and cut off his right eare. Nowe the seruants name was Malchus. John 18:11 Then sayde Iesus vnto Peter, Put vp thy sworde into the sheath: shall I not drinke of the cuppe which my Father hath giuen me?

Jesus is taken, and led unto Annas and Caiaphas.

John 18:12 Then the bande and the captaine, and the officers of the Iewes tooke Iesus, and bound him, John 18:13 And led him away to Annas first (for he was father in lawe to Caiaphas, which was the hie Priest that same yeere) John 18:14 And Caiaphas was he, that gaue counsel to the Iewes, that it was expedient that one man should die for the people.

Peter's denial.

John 18:15 Nowe Simon Peter folowed Iesus, & another disciple, and that disciple was knowen of the hie Priest: therefore he went in with Iesus into the hall of the hie Priest: John 18:16 But Peter stood at the doore without. Then went out the other disciple which was knowen vnto the hie Priest, and spake to her that kept the doore, and brought in Peter. John 18:17 Then saide the maide that kept the doore, vnto Peter, Art not thou also one of this mans disciples? He sayd, I am not. John 18:18 And the seruants and officers stoode there, which had made a fire of coles: for it was colde, & they warmed themselues; Peter also stood among them, and warmed himselfe.

Jesus examined before Pilate.

John 18:19 (The hie 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 resort continually, and in secret haue I sayde nothing. John 18:21 Why askest thou mee? aske them which heard mee what I sayde vnto them: beholde, they knowe what I sayd. John 18:22 When he had spoken these thinges, one of the officers which stoode by, smote Iesus with his rod, saying, Answerest thou the hie Priest so? John 18:23 Iesus answered him, If I haue euill spoken, beare witnes of the euil: but if I haue well spoken, why smitest thou me? John 18:24 Nowe Annas had sent him bound vnto Caiaphas the hie Priest) John 18:25 And Simon Peter stoode and warmed himselfe, & they said vnto him, Art not thou also of his disciples? He denied it, and said, I am not. John 18:26 One of the seruaunts of the hie Priest, his cousin whose eare Peter smote off, saide, Did not I see thee in the garden with him? John 18:27 Peter then denied againe, and immediatly the cocke crewe.

John 18:28 Then led they Iesus from Caiaphas into the common hall. Nowe it was morning, & they themselues went not into the common hall, least they should be defiled, but that they might eate the Passeouer. John 18:29 Pilate then went out vnto them, and said, What accusation bring yee against this man? John 18:30 They answered, and saide vnto him, If hee were not an euill doer, we woulde not haue deliuered him vnto thee. John 18:31 Then sayde Pilate vnto them, Take yee him, and iudge him after your owne Lawe. Then the Iewes sayde vnto him, It is not lawfull for vs to put any man to death. John 18:32 It was that the worde of Iesus might be fulfilled which he spake, signifying what death he should die. John 18:33 So Pilate entred into the common hall againe, and called Iesus, and sayde vnto him, Art thou the king of the Iewes? John 18:34 Iesus answered him, Saiest thou that of thy selfe, or did other tell it thee of me? John 18:35 Pilate answered, Am I a Iewe? Thine owne nation, and the hie Priestes haue deliuered thee vnto me. What hast thou done?

His Kingdom.

John 18:36 Iesus answered, My kingdome is not of this worlde: if my kingdome were of this worlde, my seruants would surely fight, that I should not be deliuered to the Iewes: but nowe is my kingdome not from hence. John 18:37 Pilate then said vnto him, Art thou a King then? Iesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a King: for this cause am I borne, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should beare witnes vnto the trueth: euery one that is of the trueth, heareth my voyce. John 18:38 Pilate said vnto him, What is trueth? And when he had saide that, hee went out againe vnto the Iewes, & said vnto them, I finde in him no cause at all. John 18:39 But you haue a custome, that I shoulde deliuer you one loose at the Passeouer: will yee then that I loose vnto you the King of ye Iewes?

The Jews ask Barabbas to be let loose.

John 18:40 Then cried they all againe, saying, Not him, but Barabbas: nowe this Barabbas was a murtherer.

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