Immediately while he was still speaking, Judas came (one of the twelve also knew the place). Jesus often met there with his disciples. Now, Judas who betrayed him then, was leading them. He had given them a sign, saying, “Whoever I will kiss, he is the one. Seize him and lead him away safely.” When he had come, immediately he came to Jesus and said, “Hail, Rabbi! Rabbi!” …and came near to kiss him, but Jesus said to him, “Judas, do you betray the Son of Man with a kiss?” He kissed him. Jesus said to him, “Friend, why are you here?”
Having taken a detachment of soldiers (and with him a great multitude and officers with swords and clubs… from the chief priests, scribes, elders of the people and the Pharisees) came there with lanterns, torches, and weapons. Jesus, therefore, knowing all the things that were happening to him, went out and said to them, “Who are you looking for?” They answered him, “Jesus of Nazareth.” Jesus said to them, “I am he.” Judas also was standing with them. When therefore he said to them, “I am he,” they went backward… and fell to the ground. In that hour Jesus answered the chief priests, captains of the temple, and elders who had come against him, “Have you come out as against a robber with swords and clubs to seize me? …when I sat daily with you in the temple teaching, and you didn’t arrest me. But this is your hour, and the power of darkness. But all this has happened, that the Scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled.”
Again, therefore he asked them, “Who are you looking for?” They said, “Jesus of Nazareth.” Jesus answered, “I told you that I am he. If therefore you seek me, let these go their way,” that the word might be fulfilled which he spoke, “Of those whom you have given me, I have lost none.” When those who were around him saw what was about to happen, they said to him, “Lord, shall we strike with the sword?” Simon Peter, therefore, having a sword stretched out his hand, and drew it and struck the servant of the high priest (and cut off his right ear). The servant’s name was Malchus. Then Jesus therefore said to Peter, “Put your sword into its place, for all those who take the sword will die by the sword. Or, do you think that I couldn’t ask my Father, and he would (even now) send me more than twelve legions of angels? How then would the Scriptures be fulfilled that it must be so? The cup which the Father has given me, shall I not surely drink it? Let me at least do this” …and he touched his ear and healed him.
So the detachment, the commanding officer, and the officers of the Jews came and laid their hands on Jesus, and seized and bound him… and led him away… took him to Annas first (for he was father-in-law to Caiaphas – who was high priest that year). Now it was Caiaphas who advised the Jews that it was expedient that one man should perish for the people, and brought him into the high priest’s house. Then all the disciples left him and fled, but Peter followed from a distance. A certain young man followed him… having a linen cloth thrown around himself (over his naked body). The young men grabbed him, but he left the linen cloth, and fled from them naked.
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- John 18:2-11
- Matthew 26:47-56
- Mark 14:43-52
- Luke 22:47-53