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John 18 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 After saying these things, Jesus crossed the Kidron Valley with his disciples and entered a grove of olive trees. 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, the betrayer, knew this place, because Jesus had gone there many times with his disciples. 2 Now Judas, who betrayed him, knew the place, because Jesus had often met there with his disciples.
3 The leading priests and Pharisees had given Judas a battalion of Roman soldiers and Temple guards to accompany him. Now with blazing torches, lanterns, and weapons, they arrived at the olive grove. 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 fully realized all that was going to happen to him. Stepping forward to meet them, he asked, "Whom 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 "Jesus of Nazareth," they replied. "I am he," Jesus said. Judas was standing there with them when Jesus identified himself. 5 "Jesus of Nazareth," they replied. "I am he," Jesus said. (And Judas the traitor was standing there with them.)
6 And as he said, "I am he," they all fell backward to the ground! 6 When Jesus said, "I am he," they drew back and fell to the ground.
7 Once more he asked them, "Whom are you searching for?" And again they replied, "Jesus of Nazareth." 7 Again he asked them, "Who is it you want?" And they said, "Jesus of Nazareth."
8 "I told you that I am he," Jesus said. "And since I am the one you want, let these others go." 8 "I told you that I am he," Jesus answered. "If you are looking for me, then let these men go."
9 He did this to fulfill his own statement: "I have not lost a single one 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 Then Simon Peter drew a sword and slashed off the right ear of Malchus, the high priest's servant. 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 But Jesus said to Peter, "Put your sword back into its sheath. Shall I not drink from the cup the Father has given me?" 11 Jesus commanded Peter, "Put your sword away! Shall I not drink the cup the Father has given me?"
12 So the soldiers, their commanding officer, and the Temple guards arrested Jesus and tied him up. 12 Then the detachment of soldiers with its commander and the Jewish officials arrested Jesus. They bound him
13 First they took him to Annas, the father-in-law of Caiaphas, the high priest that year. 13 and brought him first to Annas, who was the father-in-law of Caiaphas, the high priest that year.
14 Caiaphas was the one who had told the other Jewish leaders, "Better that one should die for all." 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 followed along behind, as did another of the disciples. That other disciple was acquainted with the high priest, so he was allowed to enter the courtyard with Jesus. 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 stood outside the gate. Then the other disciple spoke to the woman watching at the gate, and she let Peter in. 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 woman asked Peter, "Aren't you one of Jesus' disciples?" "No," he said, "I am 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 guards and the household servants were standing around a charcoal fire they had made because it was cold. And Peter stood there with them, warming himself. 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 Inside, the high priest began asking Jesus about his followers and what he had been teaching them. 19 Meanwhile, the high priest questioned Jesus about his disciples and his teaching.
20 Jesus replied, "What I teach is widely known, because I have preached regularly in the synagogues and the Temple. I have been heard by people everywhere, and I teach nothing in private that I have not said in public. 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 are you asking me this question? Ask those who heard me. They know what I said." 21 Why question me? Ask those who heard me. Surely they know what I said."
22 One of the Temple guards standing there struck Jesus on the face. "Is that the way to answer the high priest?" he demanded. 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, "If I said anything wrong, you must give evidence for it. Should you hit a man for telling the truth?" 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 Then Annas bound Jesus and sent him to Caiaphas, the high priest. 24 Then Annas sent him, still bound, to Caiaphas the high priest.
25 Meanwhile, as Simon Peter was standing by the fire, they asked him again, "Aren't you one of his disciples?" "I am not," he said. 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 But one of the household servants of the high priest, a relative of the man whose ear Peter had cut off, asked, "Didn't I see you out there in the olive grove with Jesus?" 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 Again Peter denied it. And immediately a rooster crowed. 27 Again Peter denied it, and at that moment a rooster began to crow.
28 Jesus' trial before Caiaphas ended in the early hours of the morning. Then he was taken to the headquarters of the Roman governor. His accusers didn't go in themselves because it would defile them, and they wouldn't be allowed to celebrate the Passover feast. 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, the governor, went out to them and asked, "What is your charge against this man?" 29 So Pilate came out to them and asked, "What charges are you bringing against this man?"
30 "We wouldn't have handed him over to you if he weren't a criminal!" they retorted. 30 "If he were not a criminal," they replied, "we would not have handed him over to you."
31 "Then take him away and judge him by your own laws," Pilate told them."Only the Romans are permitted to execute someone," the Jewish leaders replied. 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 This fulfilled Jesus' prediction about the way he would die. 32 This happened so that the words Jesus had spoken indicating the kind of death he was going to die would be fulfilled.
33 Then Pilate went back inside and called for Jesus to be brought to him. "Are you the King of the Jews?" he asked him. 33 Pilate then went back inside the palace, summoned Jesus and asked him, "Are you the king of the Jews?"
34 Jesus replied, "Is this your own question, or did others tell you about me?" 34 "Is that your own idea," Jesus asked, "or did others talk to you about me?"
35 "Am I a Jew?" Pilate asked. "Your own people and their leading priests brought you here. Why? 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 Then Jesus answered, "I am not an earthly king. If I were, my followers would have fought when I was arrested by the Jewish leaders. But my Kingdom is not of this world." 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 replied, "You are a king then?" "You say that I am a king, and you are right," Jesus said. "I was born for that purpose. And I came to bring truth to the world. All who love the truth recognize that what I say is true." 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 "What is truth?" Pilate asked. Then he went out again to the people and told them, "He is not guilty of any crime. 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 But you have a custom of asking me to release someone from prison each year at Passover. So if you want me to, I'll release the King of the Jews." 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 But they shouted back, "No! Not this man, but Barabbas!" (Barabbas was a criminal.) 40 They shouted back, "No, not him! Give us Barabbas!" Now Barabbas had taken part in a rebellion.