John 18:1-11 CEBA

Arrest in the garden

1 After he said these things, Jesus went out with his disciples and crossed over to the other side of the Kidron Valley. He and his disciples entered a garden there.

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      2 Judas, his betrayer, also knew the place because Jesus often gathered there with his disciples.
      3 Judas brought a company of soldiers and some guards from the chief priests and Pharisees. They came there carrying lanterns, torches, and weapons.

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        • a 18:3 - Or <i>cohort </i>(approximately six hundred soldiers)
          4 Jesus knew everything that was to happen to him, so he went out and asked, "Who are you looking for?"
          5 They answered, "Jesus the Nazarene." He said to them, "I Am." (Judas, his betrayer, was standing with them.)

          References for John 18:5

            • b 18:5 - Or <i>It is I</i>
              6 When he said, "I Am," they shrank back and fell to the ground.
              7 He asked them again, "Who are you looking for?" They said, "Jesus the Nazarene."
              8 Jesus answered, "I told you, ‘I Am.' If you are looking for me, then let these people go."

              References for John 18:8

                • c 18:8 - Or <i>It is I</i>
                  9 This was so that the word he had spoken might be fulfilled: "I didn't lose anyone of those whom you gave me."
                  10 Then Simon Peter, who had a sword, drew it and struck the high priest's servant, cutting off his right ear. (The servant's name was Malchus.)
                  11 Jesus told Peter, "Put your sword away! Am I not to drink the cup the Father has given me?"