Chapter 18John

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1 These words Jesus spake, and went out with his :disciples over the Brook of the Cedars where was a garden into which himself went in and his :disciples. 2 Now Judas, who delivered him up, also knew the place, because Jesus often resorted thither with his :disciples. 3 :Judas therefore having received the band of soldiers, and officers from the chief priests and from the Pharisees, cometh thither with lanterns and torches and weapons. 4 Jesus therefore, knowing all the things coming upon him, went forth, and saith to them, Whom seek ye? 5 They answered him, Jesus the Nazorean. He saith to them, I am he. And Judas also, who delivered him up, was standing with them. 6 When therefore he said to them I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground. 7 Again therefore he asked them, Whom seek ye? And they said, Jesus the Nazorean. 8 Jesus answered, I told you that I am he; if therefore ye seek me, let these go, 9 that the word be fulfilled which he said, [that] Of those whom thou hast given me I lost not one. 10 Simon Peter therefore having a sword drew it, and struck the high priest’s :bondman, and cut off his :right :ear. Now the bondman’s name was Malchus. 11 :Jesus therefore said to :Peter, Put the sword into the sheath: the cup which the Father hath given me, shall I not drink it?
 
12 The band therefore and the colonel, and the officers of the Jews, seized :Jesus and bound him, 13 and led him unto Hannas first; for he was father-in-law to Caiaphas, who was high priest that :year. 14 Now Caiaphas was he that gave counsel to the Jews, that it was expedient that one man die for the people. 15 And Simon Peter followed :Jesus, and so did another disciple. Now that :disciple was known to the high priest, and entered with :Jesus into the court of the high priest; 16 but :Peter was standing at the door without. So the other :disciple, who was known to the high priest, went out and spake to the doorkeeper, and brought in :Peter. 17 The maid :doorkeeper therefore saith to :Peter, Art thou also of the disciples of this man? HE saith, I am not. 18 Now the bondmen and the officers were standing there, having made a fire of charcoal; for it was cold; and they were warming themselves: and :Peter also was with them, standing and warming himself. 19 The high priest therefore asked :Jesus of his :disciples, and of his :teaching. 20 Jesus answered him, I have spoken openly to the world; I ever taught in synagogue, and in the temple, where all the Jews come together; and in secret spake I nothing. 21 Why askest thou me? ask them that have heard, what I spake to them: behold, these know what things I said. 22 And when he had said these words one of the officers standing by gave :Jesus a blow, saying, Answerest thou the high priest thus? 23 Jesus answered him, If I have spoken evil, witness of the evil: but if well, why smitest thou me? 24 :Hannas therefore sent him bound unto Caiaphas the high priest. 25 Now Simon Peter was standing and warming himself. They said therefore to him, Art thou also one of his :disciples? HE denied, and said, I am not. 26 One of the bondmen of the high priest, being a kinsman of him whose ear Peter cut off, saith, Did not I see thee in the garden with him? 27 Peter therefore denied again: and straightway a cock crew.

28 They lead :Jesus therefore from :Caiaphas into the Prætorium: and it was early; and themselves entered not into the Prætorium, that they be not defiled, but might eat the passover. 29 :Pilate therefore went out unto them, and saith, What accusation bring ye against this :man? 30 They answered and said to him, If this man were not doing evil, we should not have delivered him up to thee. 31 Pilate therefore said to them, Take YE him, and judge him according to your :law. The Jews said to him, It is not lawful for us to put anyone to death: 32 that the word of :Jesus be fulfilled, which he spake, signifying by what manner of death he should die. 33 :Pilate therefore entered again into the Prætorium, and called :Jesus, and said to him, Art thou the King of the Jews? 34 Jesus answered, Sayest THOU this of thyself, or did others tell thee concerning me? 35 :Pilate answered, Am I a Jew? :Thy :nation and the chief priests delivered thee to me: what hast thou done? 36 Jesus answered, :My :kingdom is not of this :world: if :my :kingdom were of this world, :my :servants would fight, that I be not delivered to the Jews: but now is :my :kingdom not hence. 37 :Pilate therefore said to him, Art thou king then? :Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. I to this end have been born, and to this end am I come into the world, that I should witness to the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my :voice. 38 :Pilate saith to him, What is truth? And having said this, he went out again unto the Jews, and saith to them, I find no crime in him. 39 But ye have a custom, that I should release you one at the passover: will ye therefore that I release you the King of the Jews? 40 They cried out therefore again, saying, Not this man, but :Barabbas. Now :Barabbas was a robber.

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