John 18:1-18 Darby’s Translation

The Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus

18 1  Jesus, having said these things, went out with his disciples beyond the torrent Cedron, where was a garden, into which he entered, he and his disciples. 2  And Judas also, who delivered him up, knew the place, because Jesus was often there, in company with his disciples. 3  Judas therefore, having got the band, and officers of the chief priests and Pharisees, comes there with lanterns and torches and weapons. 4  Jesus therefore, knowing all things that were coming upon him, went forth and said to them, Whom seek ye? 5  They answered him, Jesus the Nazaraean. Jesus says to them, I am [he]. And Judas also, who delivered him up, stood with them. 6  When therefore he said to them, I am [he], they went away backward and fell to the ground. 7  He demanded of them therefore again, Whom seek ye? And they said, Jesus the Nazaraean. 8  Jesus answered, I told you that I am [he]: if therefore ye seek me, let these go away; 9  that the word might be fulfilled which he spoke, [As to] those whom thou hast given me, I have not lost one of them. 10  Simon Peter therefore, having a sword, drew it, and smote the bondman of the high priest and cut off his right ear; and the bondman's name was Malchus. 11  Jesus therefore said to Peter, Put the sword into the sheath; the cup which the Father has given me, shall I not drink it?

Jesus Brought before the High Priest

12  The band therefore, and the chiliarch, and the officers of the Jews, took Jesus and bound him:

13  and they led him away to Annas first; for he was father-in-law to Caiaphas, who was high priest that year. 14  But it was Caiaphas who counselled the Jews that it was better that one man should perish for the people.

Peter in the High Priest's Court

15  Now Simon Peter followed Jesus, and the other disciple. But that disciple was known to the high priest, and went in with Jesus into the palace of the high priest; 16  but Peter stood at the door without. The other disciple therefore, who was known to the high priest, went out and spoke to the porteress and brought in Peter. 17  The maid therefore, who was porteress, says to Peter, Art thou also of the disciples of this man? He says, I am not. 18  But the bondmen and officers, having made a fire of coals (for it was cold), stood and warmed themselves; and Peter was standing with them and warming himself.


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