John 18:1-18 English Standard Version

The Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus

18 When Jesus had spoken these words, he went out with his disciples across the Kidron Valley, where there was a garden, which he and his disciples entered. 2  Now Judas, who betrayed him, also knew the place, for Jesus often met there with his disciples. 3  So Judas, having procured a band of soldiers and some officers from the chief priests and the Pharisees, went there with lanterns and torches and weapons. 4  Then Jesus, knowing all that would happen to him, came forward and said to them, "Whom do you seek?" 5  They answered him, "Jesus of Nazareth." Jesus said to them, "I am he."[1] Judas, who betrayed him, was standing with them. 6  When Jesus[2] said to them, "I am he," they drew back and fell to the ground. 7  So he asked them again, "Whom do you seek?" And they said, "Jesus of Nazareth." 8  Jesus answered, "I told you that I am he. So, if you seek me, let these men go." 9  This was to fulfill the word that he had spoken: "Of those whom you gave me I have lost not one." 10  Then Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it and struck the high priest's servant[3] and cut off his right ear. (The servant's name was Malchus.) 11  So Jesus said to Peter, "Put your sword into its sheath; shall I not drink the cup that the Father has given me?"

Jesus Brought before the High Priest

12  So the band of soldiers and their captain and the officers of the Jews arrested Jesus and bound him.

13  First they led him to Annas, for he was the father-in-law of Caiaphas, who was high priest that year. 14  It was Caiaphas who had advised the Jews that it would be expedient that one man should die for the people.

Peter in the High Priest's Court

15  Simon Peter followed Jesus, and so did another disciple. Since that disciple was known to the high priest, he entered with Jesus into the court of the high priest, 16  but Peter stood outside at the door. So the other disciple, who was known to the high priest, went out and spoke to the servant girl who kept watch at the door, and brought Peter in. 17  The servant girl at the door said to Peter, "You also are not one of this man's disciples, are you?" He said, "I am not." 18  Now the servants[4] and officers had made a charcoal fire, because it was cold, and they were standing and warming themselves. Peter also was with them, standing and warming himself.

Footnotes

[1] 18:5 Greek I am; also verses 6, 8

[2] 18:6 Greek he

[3] 18:10 Greek bondservant; twice in this verse

[4] 18:18 Greek bondservants; also verse 26

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