Judas betrayeth Jesus.
John 18:1 Having said these things, Jesus, went out, with his disciples, across the winter-torrent of the Kedron, where was a garden,into which he entered, he, and his disciples. John 18:2 Now, Judas also, who was delivering him up, knew the place: because, oft, had Jesus been gathered there, with his disciples. John 18:3 Judas, therefore, receiving the band, and officers, from among the High-priests and [from among] the Pharisees, cometh thither, with lights and torches and weapons. John 18:4 Jesus, therefore, knowing all the things coming upon him, went forth, and saith unto themWhom, seek ye? John 18:5 They answered himJesus, the Nazarene. He saith unto themI, am he. Now Judas also, who was delivering him up, was standing with them.
The officers fall to the ground.
John 18:6 When, therefore, he said unto them, I, am he, they went backwards, and fell to the ground. John 18:7 Again, therefore, he questioned themWhom, seek ye? And, they, saidJesus, the Nazarene. John 18:8 Jesus answeredI told you, I, am he. If, then, ye seek me, let these go their way: John 18:9 that the word might be fulfilled which he had saidAs touching them whom thou hast given me, I lost from among them, not so much as one.
Peter smiteth off Malchus' ear.
John 18:10 Simon Peter, therefore, having a sword, drew it, and smote the High-priest's servant, and cut off his right ear. Now the name of the servant was Malchus. John 18:11 Jesus, therefore, said unto PeterThrust the sword into its sheath:The cup which the Father hath given me, shall I in anywise not drink it?
Jesus is taken, and led unto Annas and Caiaphas.
John 18:12 The band, therefore, and the captain, and the officers of the Jews, apprehended Jesus, and bound him, John 18:13 and led him unto Annas, first; for he was father-in-law of Caiaphas, who was the High-priest of that year. John 18:14 Now Caiaphas was he that gave counsel unto the Jews, that it was profitable for, one man, to die in behalf of the people.
John 18:15 And Simon Peter was following with Jesus, also another disciple. But, that disciple, was known unto the High-priest, and entered in, with Jesus, into the court of the High-priest; John 18:16 whereas, Peter, remained standing at the door outside. The other disciple, therefore, that was known of the High-priest, went out, and spake unto the portress, and brought in Peter. John 18:17 The female servant, therefore, the portress, saith unto PeterArt, thou also, from among the disciples of this man? He, saithI am not! John 18:18 Now the servants and the officers were standing by, having made, a coal fire, because it was cold,and were warming themselves; and Peter also was with them, standing and warming himself.
Jesus examined before Pilate.
John 18:19 The High-priest, therefore, questioned Jesus concerning his disciples, and concerning his teaching. John 18:20 Jesus answered himI, openly, have spoken, unto the world,I, ever, taught, in synagogue, and in the temple, where all the Jews gather together; and, in secret, spake nothing: John 18:21 Why questionest thou me? question them who have heard, what I spake unto them. See! these, know what, I, said. John 18:22 And, when, these things, he had said, one of the officers who was standing by, gave a smart blow to Jesus, sayingThus, answerest thou, the High-priest? John 18:23 Jesus answered himIf, with abuse, I spake, bear witness of the abuse: but, if with respect, why, smitest thou me? John 18:24 Annas therefore sent him forth, bound, unto Caiaphas the High-priest. John 18:25 Now Simon Peter was standing and warming himself. They said, therefore, unto himArt, thou also, from among his disciples? He, denied, and saidI am not! John 18:26 Saith one from among the servants of the High-priest, being, kinsman, of him whose ear Peter cut off,Did not, I, see thee, in the garden with him? John 18:27 Again, therefore, Peter denied. And, straightway, a cock crew.
John 18:28 So they lead Jesus from Caiaphas unto the judgment-hall. Now it was early; and, they themselves, entered not into the judgment-hall, that they might not be defiled, but might eat the passover. John 18:29 Pilate, therefore, went forth outside unto them, and saith,What accusation bring ye against this man? John 18:30 They answered and said unto himIf this one had not been doing, mischief, unto thee, had we not delivered him up. John 18:31 Pilate, therefore, said unto themYe, take him, and, according to your law, judge ye him. The Jews said unto himUnto us, it is not allowed, to kill anyone! John 18:32 that, the word of Jesus, might be fulfilled, which he spake, signifying, by what manner of death, he was about to die. John 18:33 Pilate, therefore, entered again into the judgment-hall; and addressed Jesus, and said unto himArt, thou, the king of the Jews? John 18:34 Jesus answeredOf thyself, art, thou, this thing saying; or did, others, tell thee concerning me? John 18:35 Pilate answeredAm, I, a Jew? Thine own nation, and the High-priests, delivered thee up, unto me! What, hast thou done?
John 18:36 Jesus answeredMy kingdom, is not of this world: If, of this world, had been my kingdom, mine own officers, would have been striving, that I should not be delivered up unto the Jews: but, now, my kingdom, is not from hence. John 18:37 Pilate, therefore, said unto himAnd yet, thou, art, not a king? Jesus answeredThou, sayest, that, a king, I am: I, for this, have been born, and, for this, have come into the world,that I may bear witness unto the truth: Every one who is of the truth, hearkeneth unto my voice. John 18:38 Pilate saith unto himWhat, is truth? And, this saying, again, went he out to the Jews, and saith unto them,I, find in him, not a single fault. John 18:39 Howbeit ye have, a custom, that, some one, I should release unto you, during the passover:Are ye minded, then, that I release unto you the king of the Jews?
The Jews ask Barabbas to be let loose.
John 18:40 So they cried aloud again, sayingNot this man, but Barabbas! Now, Barabbas, was, a robber.