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John 18:1-11 (GOD'S WORD Translation)

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1 After Jesus finished his prayer, he went with his disciples to the other side of the Kidron Valley. They entered the garden that was there. 2 Judas, who betrayed him, knew the place because Jesus and his disciples often gathered there. 3 So Judas took a troop of soldiers and the guards from the chief priests and Pharisees and went to the garden. They were carrying lanterns, torches, and weapons. 4 Jesus knew everything that was going to happen to him. So he went to meet them and asked, "Who are you looking for?" 5 They answered him, "Jesus from Nazareth." Jesus told them, "I am he." Judas, who betrayed him, was standing with the crowd. 6 When Jesus told them, "I am he," the crowd backed away and fell to the ground. 7 Jesus asked them again, "Who are you looking for?" They said, "Jesus from Nazareth." 8 Jesus replied, "I told you that I am he. So if you are looking for me, let these other men go." 9 In this way what Jesus had said came true: "I lost none of those you gave me." 10 Simon Peter had a sword. He drew it, attacked the chief priest's servant, and cut off the servant's right ear. (The servant's name was Malchus.) 11 Jesus told Peter, "Put your sword away. Shouldn't I drink the cup [of suffering] that my Father has given me?"
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