Now Judas, who betrayed him, knew the place, because Jesus had often met there with his disciples.13
So Judas came to the grove, guiding2 a detachment of soldiers and some officials from the chief priests and Pharisees.3 They were carrying torches, lanterns and weapons.
Jesus, knowing all that was going to happen to him,4 went out and asked them, "Who is it you want?"55
"Jesus of Nazareth,"6 they replied. "I am he," Jesus said. (And Judas the traitor was standing there with them.)
When Jesus said, "I am he," they drew back and fell to the ground.
Again he asked them, "Who is it you want?"7 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."a810
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.)
Jesus commanded Peter, "Put your sword away! Shall I not drink the cup9 the Father has given me?"