Judas Betrays Jesus

2 Now Judas also, who was betraying Him, knew the place, for Jesus had 4often met there with His disciples.
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    • c 18:2 - Or "handing Him over"
      3 5Judas then, having received 6the Roman cohort and 7officers from the chief priests and the Pharisees, came there with lanterns and 8torches and weapons.
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      4 So Jesus, 9knowing all the things that were coming upon Him, went forth and said to them, "10Whom do you seek?"
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      5 They answered Him, "Jesus the Nazarene." He said to them, "I am He." And Judas also, who was betraying Him, was standing with them.
      6 So when He said to them, "I am He," they drew back and fell to the ground.
      7 Therefore He again asked them, "11Whom do you seek?" And they said, "Jesus the Nazarene."
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      8 Jesus answered, "I told you that I am He; so if you seek Me, let these go their way,"
      9 to fulfill the word which He spoke, "12Of those whom You have given Me I lost not one."
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      10 Simon Peter then, 13having a sword, drew it and struck the high priest's slave, and cut off his right ear; and the slave's name was Malchus.
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      11 So Jesus said to Peter, "Put the sword into the sheath; 14the cup which the Father has given Me, shall I not drink it?"
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      Jesus before the Priests

      12 15So 16the Roman cohort and the commander and the 17officers of the Jews, arrested Jesus and bound Him,
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        • e 18:12 - Or "battalion"
        • f 18:12 - I.e. chiliarch, in command of a thousand troops
          13 and led Him to 18Annas first; for he was father-in-law of 19Caiaphas, who was high priest that year.
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          14 Now Caiaphas was the one who had advised the Jews that 20it was expedient for one man to die on behalf of the people.
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          15 21Simon Peter was following Jesus, and so was another disciple. Now that disciple was known to the high priest, and entered with Jesus into 22the court of the high priest,
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          16 23but Peter was standing at the door outside. So the other disciple, who was known to the high priest, went out and spoke to the doorkeeper, and brought Peter in.
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          17 24Then the slave-girl who kept the door said to Peter, "25You are not also one of this man's disciples, are you?" He said, "I am not."
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          18 Now the slaves and the 26officers were standing there, having made 27a charcoal fire, for it was cold and they were 28warming themselves; and Peter was also with them, standing and warming himself.
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          20 Jesus answered him, "I 30have spoken openly to the world; I always 31taught in synagogues and 32in the temple, where all the Jews come together; and I spoke nothing in secret.
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          21 "Why do you question Me? Question those who have heard what I spoke to them; they know what I said."
          22 When He had said this, one of the 33officers standing nearby 34struck * Jesus, saying, "Is that the way You answer the high priest?"
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          23 35Jesus answered him, "If I have spoken wrongly, testify of the wrong; but if rightly, why do you strike Me?"
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          24 36So Annas sent Him bound to 37Caiaphas the high priest.
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          Peter's Denial of Jesus

          25 38Now 39Simon Peter was standing and warming himself. So they said to him, "40You are not also one of His disciples, are you?" He denied it, and said, "I am not."
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          26 One of the slaves of the high priest, being a relative of the one 41whose ear Peter cut off, said, "Did I not see you in 42the garden with Him?"
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          27 Peter then denied it again, and immediately 43a rooster crowed.
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          Jesus before Pilate

          28 44Then they led Jesus from 45Caiaphas into 46the Praetorium, and it was early; and they themselves did not enter into 47the Praetorium so that 48they would not be defiled, but might eat the Passover.
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            • h 18:28 - I.e. governor's official residence
            • i 18:28 - I.e. governor's official residence
              29 49Therefore Pilate went out to them and said, "What accusation do you bring against this Man?"
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              30 They answered and said to him, "If this Man were not an evildoer, we would not have delivered Him to you."
              31 So Pilate said to them, "Take Him yourselves, and judge Him according to your law." The Jews said to him, "We are not permitted to put anyone to death,"
              32 to fulfill 50the word of Jesus which He spoke, signifying by what kind of death He was about to die.
              33 Therefore Pilate 51entered again into the Praetorium, and summoned Jesus and said to Him, "52Are You the King of the Jews?"
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              34 Jesus answered, "Are you saying this on your own initiative, or did others tell you about Me?"
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                • j 18:34 - Lit "from yourself"
                  35 Pilate answered, "I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests delivered You to me; what have You done?"
                  36 Jesus answered, "53My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, then My servants would be fighting so that I would not be handed over to the Jews; but as it is, My kingdom is not of this realm."
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                    • k 18:36 - Or "is not derived from"
                    • l 18:36 - Lit "from here"
                      37 Therefore Pilate said to Him, "So You are a king?" Jesus answered, "54You say correctly that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, 55to testify to the truth. 56Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice."
                      38 Pilate said to Him, "What is truth?" And when he had said this, he 57 went out again to the Jews and said to them, "58 I find no guilt in Him.
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                      39 "59But you have a custom that I release someone for you at the Passover; do you wish then that I release for you the King of the Jews?"
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                      40 So they cried out again, saying, "60Not this Man, but Barabbas." Now Barabbas was a robber.
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