John 18:6-16 (New International Version)

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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?"1 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."a2 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 cup3 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 officials4 arrested Jesus. They bound him 13 and brought him first to Annas, who was the father-in-law of Caiaphas,5 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.6

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,7 he went with Jesus into the high priest's courtyard,8 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.
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