When Jesus finished praying, he went with his followers across the Kidron Valley. On the other side there was a garden, and Jesus and his followers went into it.
Judas knew where this place was, because Jesus met there often with his followers. Judas was the one who turned against Jesus.
So Judas came there with a group of soldiers and some guards from the leading priests and the Pharisees. They were carrying torches, lanterns, and weapons.
Knowing everything that would happen to him, Jesus went out and asked, "Who is it you are looking for?"
They answered, "Jesus from Nazareth." "I am he," Jesus said. (Judas, the one who turned against Jesus, was standing there with them.)
When Jesus said, "I am he," they moved back and fell to the ground.
Jesus asked them again, "Who is it you are looking for?" They said, "Jesus of Nazareth."
"I told you that I am he," Jesus said. "So if you are looking for me, let the others go."
This happened so that the words Jesus said before would come true: "I have not lost any of the ones you gave me."
Simon Peter, who had a sword, pulled it out and struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his right ear. (The servant's name was Malchus.)