11 Then Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah made (A)horns of iron for himself and said, “Thus says the Lord, ‘(B)With these you will gore the Arameans until they are consumed.’”

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at that time the Lord spoke through (A)Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, “Go and loosen the (B)sackcloth from your hips and take your (C)shoes off your feet.” And he did so, going (D)naked and barefoot.

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The Ruined Waistband

13 Thus the Lord said to me, “Go and (A)buy yourself a linen waistband and put it around your waist, but do not put it in water.” So I bought the waistband in accordance with the (B)word of the Lord and put it around my waist. Then the word of the Lord came to me a second time, saying, “Take the waistband that you have bought, which is around your waist, and arise, go to [a]the (C)Euphrates and hide it there in a crevice of the rock.” So I went and hid it by the Euphrates, (D)as the Lord had commanded me. After many days the Lord said to me, “Arise, go to the Euphrates and take from there the waistband which I commanded you to hide there.” Then I went to the Euphrates and dug, and I took the waistband from the place where I had hidden it; and lo, the waistband was ruined, it was totally worthless.

Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Thus says the Lord, ‘Just so will I destroy the (E)pride of Judah and the great pride of Jerusalem. 10 This wicked people, who (F)refuse to listen to My words, who (G)walk in the stubbornness of their hearts and have gone after other gods to serve them and to bow down to them, let them be just like this waistband which is totally worthless. 11 For as the waistband clings to the waist of a man, so I made the whole household of Israel and the whole household of Judah (H)cling to Me,’ declares the Lord, ‘that they might be for Me a people, for [b](I)renown, for (J)praise and for glory; but they (K)did not listen.’

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 13:4 Or Parah, cf Josh 18:23; so through v 7
  2. Jeremiah 13:11 Lit a name

The Broken Jar

19 Thus says the Lord, “Go and buy a (A)potter’s earthenware (B)jar, and take some of the (C)elders of the people and some of the [a](D)senior priests.

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  1. Jeremiah 19:1 Or elders of

11 and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts, “Just so will I (A)break this people and this city, even as one breaks a potter’s vessel, which cannot again be repaired; and they will (B)bury in Topheth [a]because there is no other place for burial.

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  1. Jeremiah 19:11 Or until there is no place left to bury

Judas Betrays Jesus

18 When Jesus had spoken these words, (A)He went forth with His disciples over (B)the [a]ravine of the Kidron, where there was (C)a garden, in which He entered [b]with His disciples. Now Judas also, who was [c]betraying Him, knew the place, for Jesus had (D)often met there with His disciples. (E)Judas then, having received (F)the Roman [d]cohort and (G)officers from the chief priests and the Pharisees, *came there with lanterns and (H)torches and weapons. So Jesus, (I)knowing all the things that were coming upon Him, went forth and *said to them, (J)Whom do you seek?” They answered Him, “Jesus the Nazarene.” He *said to them, “I am He.” And Judas also, who was betraying Him, was standing with them. So when He said to them, “I am He,” they drew back and fell to the ground. Therefore He again asked them, (K)Whom do you seek?” And they said, “Jesus the Nazarene.” Jesus answered, “I told you that I am He; so if you seek Me, let these go their way,” to fulfill the word which He spoke, (L)Of those whom You have given Me I lost not one.” 10 Simon Peter then, (M)having a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s slave, and cut off his right ear; and the slave’s name was Malchus. 11 So Jesus said to Peter, “Put the sword into the sheath; (N)the cup which the Father has given Me, shall I not drink it?”

Jesus before the Priests

12 (O)So (P)the Roman [e]cohort and the [f]commander and the (Q)officers of the Jews, arrested Jesus and bound Him, 13 and led Him to (R)Annas first; for he was father-in-law of (S)Caiaphas, who was high priest that year. 14 Now Caiaphas was the one who had advised the Jews that (T)it was expedient for one man to die on behalf of the people.

15 (U)Simon Peter was following Jesus, and so was another disciple. Now that disciple was known to the high priest, and entered with Jesus into (V)the court of the high priest, 16 (W)but Peter was standing at the door outside. So the other disciple, who was known to the high priest, went out and spoke to the doorkeeper, and brought Peter in. 17 (X)Then the slave-girl who kept the door *said to Peter, “(Y)You are not also one of this man’s disciples, are you?” He *said, “I am not.” 18 Now the slaves and the (Z)officers were standing there, having made (AA)a charcoal fire, for it was cold and they were (AB)warming themselves; and Peter was also with them, standing and warming himself.

19 (AC)The high priest then questioned Jesus about His disciples, and about His teaching. 20 Jesus answered him, “I (AD)have spoken openly to the world; I always (AE)taught in [g]synagogues and (AF)in the temple, where all the Jews come together; and I spoke nothing in secret. 21 Why do you question Me? Question those who have heard what I spoke to them; they know what I said.” 22 When He had said this, one of the (AG)officers standing nearby (AH)struck Jesus, saying, “Is that the way You answer the high priest?” 23 (AI)Jesus answered him, “If I have spoken wrongly, testify of the wrong; but if rightly, why do you strike Me?” 24 (AJ)So Annas sent Him bound to (AK)Caiaphas the high priest.

Peter’s Denial of Jesus

25 (AL)Now (AM)Simon Peter was standing and warming himself. So they said to him, “(AN)You are not also one of His disciples, are you?” He denied it, and said, “I am not.” 26 One of the slaves of the high priest, being a relative of the one (AO)whose ear Peter cut off, *said, “Did I not see you in (AP)the garden with Him?” 27 Peter then denied it again, and immediately (AQ)a rooster crowed.

Jesus before Pilate

28 (AR)Then they *led Jesus from (AS)Caiaphas into (AT)the [h]Praetorium, and it was early; and they themselves did not enter into (AU)the [i]Praetorium so that (AV)they would not be defiled, but might eat the Passover. 29 (AW)Therefore Pilate went out to them and *said, “What accusation do you bring against this Man?” 30 They answered and said to him, “If this Man were not an evildoer, we would not have delivered Him to you.” 31 So Pilate said to them, “Take Him yourselves, and judge Him according to your law.” The Jews said to him, “We are not permitted to put anyone to death,” 32 to fulfill (AX)the word of Jesus which He spoke, signifying by what kind of death He was about to die.

33 Therefore Pilate (AY)entered again into the Praetorium, and summoned Jesus and said to Him, “(AZ)Are You the King of the Jews?” 34 Jesus answered, “Are you saying this [j]on your own initiative, or did others tell you about Me?” 35 Pilate answered, “I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests delivered You to me; what have You done?” 36 Jesus answered, (BA)My kingdom [k]is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, then My servants would be fighting so that I would not be handed over to the Jews; but as it is, My kingdom is not [l]of this realm.” 37 Therefore Pilate said to Him, “So You are a king?” Jesus answered, (BB)You say correctly that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, (BC)to testify to the truth. (BD)Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” 38 Pilate *said to Him, “What is truth?”

And when he had said this, he (BE)went out again to the Jews and *said to them, “(BF)I find no guilt in Him. 39 (BG)But you have a custom that I release someone [m]for you at the Passover; do you wish then that I release [n]for you the King of the Jews?” 40 So they cried out again, saying, “(BH)Not this Man, but Barabbas.” Now Barabbas was a robber.

Footnotes

  1. John 18:1 Lit winter-torrent
  2. John 18:1 Lit and
  3. John 18:2 Or handing Him over
  4. John 18:3 Normally 600 men; a battalion
  5. John 18:12 Or battalion
  6. John 18:12 I.e. chiliarch, in command of a thousand troops
  7. John 18:20 Lit a synagogue
  8. John 18:28 I.e. governor’s official residence
  9. John 18:28 I.e. governor’s official residence
  10. John 18:34 Lit from yourself
  11. John 18:36 Or is not derived from
  12. John 18:36 Lit from here
  13. John 18:39 Or to you
  14. John 18:39 Or to you

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