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1 After Jesus finished his prayer, he went with his disciples to the other side of the Kidron Valley. They entered the garden that was there. 1 When he had finished praying, Jesus left with his disciples and crossed the Kidron Valley. On the other side there was an olive grove, and he and his disciples went into it.
2 Judas, who betrayed him, knew the place because Jesus and his disciples often gathered there. 2 Now Judas, who betrayed him, knew the place, because Jesus had often met there with his disciples.
3 So Judas took a troop of soldiers and the guards from the chief priests and Pharisees and went to the garden. They were carrying lanterns, torches, and weapons. 3 So Judas came to the grove, guiding a detachment of soldiers and some officials from the chief priests and Pharisees. They were carrying torches, lanterns and weapons.
4 Jesus knew everything that was going to happen to him. So he went to meet them and asked, "Who are you looking for?" 4 Jesus, knowing all that was going to happen to him, went out and asked them, "Who is it you want?"
5 They answered him, "Jesus from Nazareth." Jesus told them, "I am he." Judas, who betrayed him, was standing with the crowd. 5 "Jesus of Nazareth," they replied. "I am he," Jesus said. (And Judas the traitor was standing there with them.)
6 When Jesus told them, "I am he," the crowd backed away and fell to the ground. 6 When Jesus said, "I am he," they drew back and fell to the ground.
7 Jesus asked them again, "Who are you looking for?" They said, "Jesus from Nazareth." 7 Again he asked them, "Who is it you want?" And they said, "Jesus of Nazareth."
8 Jesus replied, "I told you that I am he. So if you are looking for me, let these other men go." 8 "I told you that I am he," Jesus answered. "If you are looking for me, then let these men go."
9 In this way what Jesus had said came true: "I lost none of those you gave me." 9 This happened so that the words he had spoken would be fulfilled: "I have not lost one of those you gave me."
10 Simon Peter had a sword. He drew it, attacked the chief priest's servant, and cut off the servant's right ear. (The servant's name was Malchus.) 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 told Peter, "Put your sword away. Shouldn't I drink the cup [of suffering] that my Father has given me?" 11 Jesus commanded Peter, "Put your sword away! Shall I not drink the cup the Father has given me?"
12 Then the army officer and the Jewish guards arrested Jesus. They tied Jesus up 12 Then the detachment of soldiers with its commander and the Jewish officials arrested Jesus. They bound him
13 and took him first to Annas, the father-in-law of Caiaphas. Caiaphas, the chief priest that year, 13 and brought him first to Annas, who was the father-in-law of Caiaphas, the high priest that year.
14 was the person who had advised the Jews that it was better to have one man die for the people. 14 Caiaphas was the one who had advised the Jews that it would be good if one man died for the people.
15 Simon Peter and another disciple followed Jesus. The other disciple was well-known to the chief priest. So that disciple went with Jesus into the chief priest's courtyard. 15 Simon Peter and another disciple were following Jesus. Because this disciple was known to the high priest, he went with Jesus into the high priest's courtyard,
16 Peter, however, was standing outside the gate. The other disciple talked to the woman who was the gatekeeper and brought Peter into the courtyard. 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 The gatekeeper asked Peter, "Aren't you one of this man's disciples too?" Peter answered, "No, I'm not!" 17 "You are not one of his disciples, are you?" the girl at the door asked Peter. He replied, "I am not."
18 The servants and the guards were standing around a fire they had built and were warming themselves because it was cold. Peter was standing there, too, and warming himself with the others. 18 It was cold, and the servants and officials stood around a fire they had made to keep warm. Peter also was standing with them, warming himself.
19 The chief priest questioned Jesus about his disciples and his teachings. 19 Meanwhile, the high priest questioned Jesus about his disciples and his teaching.
20 Jesus answered him, "I have spoken publicly for everyone to hear. I have always taught in synagogues or in the temple courtyard, where all the Jews gather. I haven't said anything in secret. 20 "I have spoken openly to the world," Jesus replied. "I always taught in synagogues or at the temple, where all the Jews come together. I said nothing in secret.
21 Why do you question me? Question those who heard what I said to them. They know what I've said." 21 Why question me? Ask those who heard me. Surely they know what I said."
22 When Jesus said this, one of the guards standing near Jesus slapped his face and said, "Is that how you answer the chief priest?" 22 When Jesus said this, one of the officials nearby struck him in the face. "Is this the way you answer the high priest?" he demanded.
23 Jesus replied to him, "If I've said anything wrong, tell me what it was. But if I've told the truth, why do you hit me?" 23 "If I said something wrong," Jesus replied, "testify as to what is wrong. But if I spoke the truth, why did you strike me?"
24 Annas sent Jesus to Caiaphas, the chief priest. Jesus was still tied up. 24 Then Annas sent him, still bound, to Caiaphas the high priest.
25 Simon Peter continued to stand and warm himself by the fire. Some men asked him, "Aren't you, too, one of his disciples?" Peter denied it by saying, "No, I'm not!" 25 As Simon Peter stood warming himself, he was asked, "You are not one of his disciples, are you?" He denied it, saying, "I am not."
26 One of the chief priest's servants, a relative of the man whose ear Peter had cut off, asked him, "Didn't I see you with Jesus in the garden?" 26 One of the high priest's servants, a relative of the man whose ear Peter had cut off, challenged him, "Didn't I see you with him in the olive grove?"
27 Peter again denied it, and just then a rooster crowed. 27 Again Peter denied it, and at that moment a rooster began to crow.
28 Early in the morning, Jesus was taken from Caiaphas' house to the governor's palace. The Jews wouldn't go into the palace. They didn't want to become unclean, since they wanted to eat the Passover. 28 Then the Jews led Jesus from Caiaphas to the palace of the Roman governor. By now it was early morning, and to avoid ceremonial uncleanness the Jews did not enter the palace; they wanted to be able to eat the Passover.
29 So Pilate came out to them and asked, "What accusation are you making against this man?" 29 So Pilate came out to them and asked, "What charges are you bringing against this man?"
30 The Jews answered Pilate, "If he weren't a criminal, we wouldn't have handed him over to you." 30 "If he were not a criminal," they replied, "we would not have handed him over to you."
31 Pilate told the Jews, "Take him, and try him by your law." The Jews answered him, "We're not allowed to execute anyone." 31 Pilate said, "Take him yourselves and judge him by your own law." "But we have no right to execute anyone," the Jews objected.
32 In this way what Jesus had predicted about how he would die came true. 32 This happened so that the words Jesus had spoken indicating the kind of death he was going to die would be fulfilled.
33 Pilate went back into the palace, called for Jesus, and asked him, "Are you the king of the Jews?" 33 Pilate then went back inside the palace, summoned Jesus and asked him, "Are you the king of the Jews?"
34 Jesus replied, "Did you think of that yourself, or did others tell you about me?" 34 "Is that your own idea," Jesus asked, "or did others talk to you about me?"
35 Pilate answered, "Am I a Jew? Your own people and the chief priests handed you over to me. What have you done?" 35 "Am I a Jew?" Pilate replied. "It was your people and your chief priests who handed you over to me. What is it you have done?"
36 Jesus answered, "My kingdom doesn't belong to this world. If my kingdom belonged to this world, my followers would fight to keep me from being handed over to the Jews. My kingdom doesn't have its origin on earth." 36 Jesus said, "My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jews. But now my kingdom is from another place."
37 Pilate asked him, "So you are a king?" Jesus replied, "You're correct in saying that I'm a king. I have been born and have come into the world for this reason: to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to me." 37 "You are a king, then!" said Pilate. Jesus answered, "You are right in saying I am a king. In fact, for this reason I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me."
38 Pilate said to him, "What is truth?" After Pilate said this, he went out to the Jews again and told them, "I don't find this man guilty of anything. 38 "What is truth?" Pilate asked. With this he went out again to the Jews and said, "I find no basis for a charge against him.
39 You have a custom that I should free one person for you at Passover. Would you like me to free the king of the Jews for you?" 39 But it is your custom for me to release to you one prisoner at the time of the Passover. Do you want me to release 'the king of the Jews'?"
40 The Jews shouted again, "Don't free this man! Free Barabbas!" (Barabbas was a political revolutionary.) 40 They shouted back, "No, not him! Give us Barabbas!" Now Barabbas had taken part in a rebellion.