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18 When Jesus had spoken these things, He went forth with His disciples over the brook, Kidron; where there was a garden - into which He and His disciples entered.

And Judas, who betrayed Him, also knew the place. For Jesus often gathered there with His disciples.

Then Judas, after he had procured a cohort and officers of the chief priests, and of the Pharisees, came with lanterns and torches and weapons.

Then Jesus, knowing all things that would come to Him, went forth and said to them, “Whom do you seek?”

They answered him, “Jesus of Nazareth.” Jesus said to them, “I am He.” Now Judas, who also betrayed Him, stood with them.

Then, as soon as He had said to them, “I am He”, they drew back and fell to the ground.

Then He asked them again, “Whom do you seek?” And they said, “Jesus of Nazareth.”

Jesus answered, “I said to you that I am He. Therefore, if you seek Me, let these go their way.”

This was so that the word might be fulfilled which He spoke, ‘Of those whom You gave Me, I have lost none.’

10 Then Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it, and struck the High Priest’s servant, and cut off his right ear. Now the servant’s name was Malchus.

11 Then Jesus said to Peter, “Put your sword into the sheath. Shall I not drink from the cup which My Father has given Me?”

12 Then the cohort and the captain and the officers of the Jews took Jesus and bound Him;

13 and led Him away first to Annas (for he was father-in-law to Caiaphas, who was the High Priest that same year.)

14 And Caiaphas was the one who had given counsel to the Jews that it was expedient for one Man to die for the people.

15 Now, Simon Peter followed Jesus and another disciple. And that disciple was known by the High Priest. Therefore, he went in with Jesus into the hall of the High Priest.

16 But Peter stood at the door, outside. Then, the other disciple who was known to the High Priest went out and spoke to the doorkeeper and brought in Peter.

17 Then the maid who kept the door said to Peter, “Aren’t you also one of this Man’s disciples?” He said, “I am not.”

18 And the servants and officers who had made a fire of coals, stood there; for it was cold and they warmed themselves. And Peter also stood among them and warmed himself.

19 The High Priest then asked Jesus about His disciples, and about His doctrine.

20 Jesus answered him, “I spoke openly to the world. I always taught in the synagogue and in the Temple, where the Jews gather continually. And I have said nothing in secret.

21 “Why do you ask Me? Ask those who heard Me what I said to them. Behold, they know what I said.”

22 When He had spoken these things, one of the officers who stood by struck Jesus, saying, “You answer the High Priest so?”

23 Jesus answered him, “If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil. But if I have spoken well, why do you strike Me?”

24 Now Annas had sent Him bound to Caiaphas the High Priest.

25 And Simon Peter stood and warmed himself. And they said to him, “Aren’t you also one of His disciples?” He denied it, and said, “I am not.”

26 One of the servants of the High Priest, his cousin, whose ear Peter cut off, said, “Didn’t I see you in the garden with Him?”

27 Peter then denied again. And immediately the cock crew.

28 Then they led Jesus from Caiaphas into the common hall. Now it was morning, and they themselves did not go into the common hall (so that they would not be defiled, and that they might eat the Passover).

29 Then Pilate went out to them, and said, “What accusation do you bring against this Man?”

30 They answered, and said to him, “If He were not an evil doer, we would not have delivered Him to you.”

31 Then Pilate said to them, “Take Him, and judge Him after your own Law.” Then the Jews said to him, “It is not lawful for us to put anyone to death,”

32 so that the word of Jesus might be fulfilled, which He spoke signifying what death He would die.

33 So Pilate entered into the common hall again; and called Jesus, and said to him, “Are You the King of the Jews?”

34 Jesus answered him, “Do you say that of yourself, or did others tell it to you about Me?”

35 Pilate answered, “Am I a Jew? Your own nation, and the High Priest, have delivered You to me. What have You done?”

36 Jesus answered, “My Kingdom is not of this world. If My Kingdom were of this world, My servants would surely fight, so that I might not be delivered to the Jews. But now, My Kingdom is not from here.”

37 Then Pilate said to Him, “Are You a King, then?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a King. For this reason, I am born. And for this reason, I came into the world; that I should bear witness to the Truth. Everyone that is of the Truth, hears My voice.”

38 Pilate said to Him, “What is truth?” And when he had said that, he went out again to the Jews and said to them, “I find no guilt in Him at all.

39 “But you have a custom that I should release one to you at the Passover. Shall I then release to you the King of the Jews?”

40 Then they all cried again, saying, “Not Him, but Barabbas!” Now, this Barabbas was a murderer.

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