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.
Judas, who betrayed him, knew the place because Jesus and his disciples often gathered there.
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.
Jesus knew everything that was going to happen to him. So he went to meet them and asked, "Who are you looking for?"
They answered him, "Jesus from Nazareth." Jesus told them, "I am he." Judas, who betrayed him, was standing with the crowd.
When Jesus told them, "I am he," the crowd backed away and fell to the ground.
Jesus asked them again, "Who are you looking for?" They said, "Jesus from Nazareth."
Jesus replied, "I told you that I am he. So if you are looking for me, let these other men go."
In this way what Jesus had said came true: "I lost none of those you gave me."
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.)