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John 18:1-18 (New International Version)

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Jesus Arrested

18:3-11pp -- Mt 26:47-56; Mk 14:43-50; Lk 22:47-53

1 When he had finished praying, Jesus left with his disciples and crossed the Kidron Valley.1 On the other side there was an olive grove,2 and he and his disciples went into it.3 2 Now Judas, who betrayed him, knew the place, because Jesus had often met there with his disciples.4 3 So Judas came to the grove, guiding5 a detachment of soldiers and some officials from the chief priests and Pharisees.6 They were carrying torches, lanterns and weapons. 4 Jesus, knowing all that was going to happen to him,7 went out and asked them, "Who is it you want?"8 5 "Jesus of Nazareth,"9 they replied. "I am he," Jesus said. (And Judas the traitor was standing there with them.) 6 When Jesus said, "I am he," they drew back and fell to the ground. 7 Again he asked them, "Who is it you want?"10 And they said, "Jesus of Nazareth." 8 "I told you that I am he," Jesus answered. "If you are looking for me, then let these men go." 9 This happened so that the words he had spoken would be fulfilled: "I have not lost one of those you gave me."a11 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 commanded Peter, "Put your sword away! Shall I not drink the cup12 the Father has given me?"

Jesus Taken to Annas

18:12,13pp -- Mt 26:57

12 Then the detachment of soldiers with its commander and the Jewish officials13 arrested Jesus. They bound him 13 and brought him first to Annas, who was the father-in-law of Caiaphas,14 the high priest that year. 14 Caiaphas was the one who had advised the Jews that it would be good if one man died for the people.15

Peter's First Denial

18:16-18pp -- Mt 26:69,70; Mk 14:66-68; Lk 22:55-57

15 Simon Peter and another disciple were following Jesus. Because this disciple was known to the high priest,16 he went with Jesus into the high priest's courtyard,17 16 but Peter had to wait outside at the door. The other disciple, who was known to the high priest, came back, spoke to the girl on duty there and brought Peter in. 17 "You are not one of his disciples, are you?" the girl at the door asked Peter. He replied, "I am not."18 18 It was cold, and the servants and officials stood around a fire19 they had made to keep warm. Peter also was standing with them, warming himself.20
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