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John 18

Judas betrayeth Jesus.

John 18:1 When Jesus had spoken these words, he went forth with his disciples over the brook Kedron, where was a garden, into which he entered, and his disciples. John 18:2 And Judas also, who betrayed him, knew the place: for Jesus often resorted thither with his disciples. John 18:3 Judas then, having received a band [of men] and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, cometh thither 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 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 then as he had said to them, I am [he], they went backward, and fell to the ground. John 18:7 Then he asked them again, Whom seek ye? And they said, Jesus of Nazareth. John 18:8 Jesus answered, I have told you that I am [he]: If therefore ye seek me, let these go away: John 18:9 That the saying might be fulfilled which he spoke, Of them whom thou gavest to me, I have lost none.

Peter smiteth off Malchus' ear.

John 18:10 Then Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it, and smote the servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear. The servant's name was Malchus. John 18:11 Then said Jesus to Peter, Put up thy sword into the sheath: the cup 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 captain, and officers of the Jews took Jesus, and bound him, John 18:13 And led him away to Annas first, (for he was father-in-law to Caiaphas, who was the high priest that same year.) John 18:14 Now Caiaphas was he who gave 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. 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. Then went out that other disciple who was known to the high priest, and spoke to her that kept the door, and brought in Peter. John 18:17 Then saith the damsel that kept the door to Peter, Art not thou also [one] of this man's disciples? He saith, I am not. John 18:18 And the servants and officers stood there, who had made a fire of coals; (for it was cold) and they warmed themselves: and Peter stood with them, and warmed himself.

Jesus examined before Pilate.

John 18:19 The high priest then asked Jesus concerning his disciples, and concerning his doctrine. John 18:20 Jesus answered him, I spoke openly to the world; I ever taught in the synagogue and in the temple, whither the Jews always resort; and in secret have I said nothing. John 18:21 Why dost thou ask me? ask them who heard me, what I have said to them: behold, they know what I have said. John 18:22 And when he had thus spoken, one of the officers who stood by, struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, Answerest thou the high priest so? John 18:23 Jesus answered him, If I have spoken evil, bear testimony of the evil: but if well, why smitest thou me? John 18:24 (Now Annas had sent him bound to Caiaphas the high priest.) John 18:25 And Simon Peter stood and warmed 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 (being the kinsman of him whose ear Peter cut off) saith, Did not I see thee in the garden with him? John 18:27 Peter then denied again, and immediately the cock crowed.

John 18:28 Then they led Jesus from Caiaphas to the hall of judgment: and it was early; and they themselves went not into the judgment-hall, lest they should be defiled; but that they might eat the passover. John 18:29 Pilate then went out to them, and said, What accusation bring ye 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 Then said Pilate to them, Take ye him, 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 saying of Jesus might be fulfilled, which he spoke, signifying what death he should die. John 18:33 Then Pilate entered into the judgment-hall again, and called Jesus, and said to him, Art thou the King of the Jews? John 18:34 Jesus answered him, Sayest thou this thing from thyself, or did others tell it thee concerning me? John 18:35 Pilate answered, Am I a Jew? Thy own nation, and the chief priests, have delivered thee 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, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom 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. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should testify 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 had said this, he went out again to the Jews, and saith to them, I find in him no fault. John 18:39 But ye have a custom that I should release to you one at the passover: will ye therefore that I release to you the King of the Jews?

The Jews ask Barabbas to be let loose.

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

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