After Yeshua had said all this, he went out with his talmidim across the stream that flows in winter through the Vadi Kidron, to a spot where there was a grove of trees; and he and his talmidim went into it.
Now Y'hudah, who was betraying him, also knew the place; because Yeshua had often met there with his talmidim.
So Y'hudah went there, taking with him a detachment of Roman soldiers and some Temple guards provided by the head cohanim and the P'rushim; they carried weapons, lanterns and torches.
Yeshua, who knew everything that was going to happen to him, went out and asked them, "Whom do you want?" "Yeshua from
Natzeret," they answered. He said to them, "I AM." Also standing with them was Y'hudah, the one who was betraying him.
When he said, "I AM," they went back ward from him and fell to the ground.
So he inquired of them once more, "Whom do you want?" and they said, "Yeshua from Natzeret."
"I told you, `I AM,'" answered Yeshua, "so if I'm the one you want, let these others go."
This happened so that what he had said might be fulfilled, "I have not lost one of those you gave me."
Then Shim`on Kefa, who had a sword, drew it and struck the slave of the cohen hagadol, cutting off his right ear; the slave's name was Melekh.