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John 18

BBE 1 When Jesus had said these words he went out with his disciples over the stream Kedron to a garden, into which he went with his disciples. NIV 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. BBE 2 And Judas, who was false to him, had knowledge of the place because Jesus went there frequently with his disciples. NIV 2 Now Judas, who betrayed him, knew the place, because Jesus had often met there with his disciples. BBE 3 So Judas, getting a band of armed men and police from the chief priests and Pharisees, went there with lights and with arms. NIV 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. BBE 4 Then Jesus, having knowledge of everything which was coming on him, went forward and said to them, Who are you looking for? NIV 4 Jesus, knowing all that was going to happen to him, went out and asked them, "Who is it you want?" BBE 5 Their answer was, Jesus the Nazarene. Jesus said, I am he. And Judas, who was false to him, was there at their side. NIV 5 "Jesus of Nazareth," they replied. "I am he," Jesus said. (And Judas the traitor was standing there with them.) BBE 6 And when he said to them, I am he, they went back, falling to the earth. NIV 6 When Jesus said, "I am he," they drew back and fell to the ground. BBE 7 So again he put the question to them, Who are you looking for? And they said, Jesus the Nazarene. NIV 7 Again he asked them, "Who is it you want?" And they said, "Jesus of Nazareth." BBE 8 Jesus made answer, I have said that I am he; if you are looking for me, let these men go away. NIV 8 "I told you that I am he," Jesus answered. "If you are looking for me, then let these men go." BBE 9 (He said this so that his words might come true, I have kept safe all those whom you gave to me.) NIV 9 This happened so that the words he had spoken would be fulfilled: "I have not lost one of those you gave me." BBE 10 Then Simon Peter, who had a sword, took it out and gave the high priest's servant a blow, cutting off his right ear. The servant's name was Malchus. NIV 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.) BBE 11 Then Jesus said to Peter, Put back your sword: am I not to take the cup which my Father has given to me? NIV 11 Jesus commanded Peter, "Put your sword away! Shall I not drink the cup the Father has given me?" BBE 12 Then the band and the chief captain and the police took Jesus and put cords round him. NIV 12 Then the detachment of soldiers with its commander and the Jewish officials arrested Jesus. They bound him BBE 13 They took him first to Annas, because Annas was the father-in-law of Caiaphas who was the high priest that year. NIV 13 and brought him first to Annas, who was the father-in-law of Caiaphas, the high priest that year. BBE 14 It was Caiaphas who had said to the Jews that it was in their interest for one man to be put to death for the people. NIV 14 Caiaphas was the one who had advised the Jews that it would be good if one man died for the people. BBE 15 And Simon Peter went after Jesus with another disciple. Now that disciple was a friend of the high priest and he went in with Jesus into the house of the high priest; NIV 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, BBE 16 But Peter was kept outside at the door. Then this other disciple, who was a friend of the high priest, came out and had a word with the girl who kept the door, and took Peter in. NIV 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. BBE 17 Then the girl who was the door-keeper said to Peter, Are you not one of this man's disciples? In answer he said, I am not. NIV 17 "You are not one of his disciples, are you?" the girl at the door asked Peter. He replied, "I am not." BBE 18 Now the servants and the police had made a fire of coals because it was cold; they were warming themselves in front of it and Peter was there with them, warming himself. NIV 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. BBE 19 Then the high priest put questions to Jesus about his disciples and his teaching. NIV 19 Meanwhile, the high priest questioned Jesus about his disciples and his teaching. BBE 20 Jesus made answer, I said things openly to the world at all times; I have given my teaching in the Synagogues and in the Temple to which all the Jews come; and I have said nothing secretly. NIV 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. BBE 21 Why are you questioning me? put questions to my hearers about what I have said to them: they have knowledge of what I said. NIV 21 Why question me? Ask those who heard me. Surely they know what I said." BBE 22 When he said this, one of the police by his side gave him a blow with his open hand, saying, Do you give such an answer to the high priest? NIV 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. BBE 23 Jesus said in answer, If I have said anything evil, give witness to the evil: but if I said what is true, why do you give me blows? NIV 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?" BBE 24 Then Annas sent him chained to Caiaphas, the high priest. NIV 24 Then Annas sent him, still bound, to Caiaphas the high priest. BBE 25 But Simon Peter was still there warming himself by the fire. They said to him, Are you not one of his disciples? He said, No, I am not. NIV 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." BBE 26 One of the servants of the high priest, a relation of him whose ear had been cut off by Peter, said, Did I not see you with him in the garden? NIV 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?" BBE 27 Then again Peter said, No. And straight away a cock gave its cry. NIV 27 Again Peter denied it, and at that moment a rooster began to crow. BBE 28 So they took Jesus from the house of Caiaphas to the Praetorium. It was early. They themselves did not go into the Praetorium, so that they might not become unclean, but might take the Passover. NIV 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. BBE 29 So Pilate came out to them and put the question: What have you to say against this man? NIV 29 So Pilate came out to them and asked, "What charges are you bringing against this man?" BBE 30 They said to him in answer, If the man was not a wrongdoer we would not have given him up to you. NIV 30 "If he were not a criminal," they replied, "we would not have handed him over to you." BBE 31 Then Pilate said to them, Take him yourselves and let him be judged by your law. But the Jews said to him, We have no right to put any man to death. NIV 31 Pilate said, "Take him yourselves and judge him by your own law." "But we have no right to execute anyone," the Jews objected. BBE 32 (That the word of Jesus might come true, pointing to the sort of death he would have.) NIV 32 This happened so that the words Jesus had spoken indicating the kind of death he was going to die would be fulfilled. BBE 33 Then Pilate went back into the Praetorium and sent for Jesus and said to him, Are you the King of the Jews? NIV 33 Pilate then went back inside the palace, summoned Jesus and asked him, "Are you the king of the Jews?" BBE 34 Jesus made answer, Do you say this of yourself, or did others say it about me? NIV 34 "Is that your own idea," Jesus asked, "or did others talk to you about me?" BBE 35 Pilate said, Am I a Jew? Your nation and the chief priests have given you into my hands: what have you done? NIV 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?" BBE 36 Jesus said in answer, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom was of this world, my disciples would have made a good fight to keep me out of the hands of the Jews: but my kingdom is not here. NIV 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." BBE 37 Then Pilate said to him, Are you then a king? Jesus made answer, You say that I am a king. For this purpose was I given birth, and for this purpose I came into the world, that I might give witness to what is true. Every lover of what is true gives ear to my voice. NIV 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." BBE 38 Pilate said to him, True? what is true? Having said this he went out again to the Jews and said to them, I see no wrong in him. NIV 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. BBE 39 But every year you make a request to me to let a prisoner go free at the Passover. Is it your desire that I let the King of the Jews go free? NIV 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'?" BBE 40 Then again they gave a loud cry, Not this man, but Barabbas. Now Barabbas was an outlaw. NIV 40 They shouted back, "No, not him! Give us Barabbas!" Now Barabbas had taken part in a rebellion.