While he was still speaking, a crowd of people arrived, with the man called Y'hudah (one of the Twelve!) leading them. He came up to Yeshua to kiss him,
but Yeshua said to him, "Y'hudah, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?"
When his followers saw what was going to happen, they said, "Lord, should we use our swords?"
One of them struck at the slave of the cohen hagadol and cut off his right ear.
But Yeshua answered, "Just let me do this," and, touching the man's ear, he healed him.
Then Yeshua said to the head cohanim, the officers of the Temple guard and the elders who had come to seize him, "So you came out just as you would to the leader of a rebellion, with swords and clubs?
Every day I was there with you in the Temple court, yet you didn't arrest me. But this is your hour -- the hour when darkness rules."
Having seized him, they led him away and brought him into the house of the cohen hagadol. Kefa followed at a distance;
but when they had lit a fire in the middle of the courtyard and sat down together, Kefa joined them.
One of the servant girls saw him sitting in the light of the fire, stared at him and said, "This man also was with him."
But he denied it: "Lady, I don't even know him."
A little later, someone else saw him and said, "You're one of them too"; but Kefa said, "Man, I am not!"
About an hour later, another man asserted emphatically, "There can be no doubt that this fellow was with him, because he too is from the Galil!"
But Kefa said, "Man, I don't know what you're talking about!" And instantly, while he was still speaking, a rooster crowed.
The Lord turned and looked straight at Kefa; and Kefa remembered what the Lord had said, "Before the rooster crows today, you will deny me three times."
And he went outside and cried bitterly.
Meanwhile, the men who were holding Yeshua made fun of him. They beat him,
blindfolded him, and kept asking him, "Now, `prophesy'! Who hit you that time?"
And they said many other insulting things to him.