John 18 (Third Millennium Bible)

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1 When Jesus had spoken these words, He went forth with His disciples over the Brook Kidron, where was a garden into which He entered with His disciples. 2 And Judas also, who betrayed Him, knew the place, for Jesus oftentimes resorted thither with His disciples. 3 Judas then, having received a band of men and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, came thither with lanterns and torches and weapons. 4 Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should come upon Him, went forth and said unto them, "Whom seek ye?" 5 They answered Him, "Jesus of Nazareth." Jesus said unto them, "I am He." And Judas also, who betrayed Him, stood with them. 6 As soon then as He had said unto them, "I am He," they went backward and fell to the ground. 7 Then asked He them again, "Whom seek ye?" And they said, "Jesus of Nazareth." 8 Jesus answered, "I have told you that I am He. If therefore ye seek Me, let these go their way," 9 that the saying might be fulfilled which He spoke, "Of those that Thou gavest Me, have I lost none." 10 Then Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it and smote the high priest's servant and cut off his right ear. The servant's name was Malchus. 11 Then said Jesus unto Peter, "Put up thy sword into the sheath. The cup which My Father hath given Me, shall I not drink it?" 12 Then the band and the captain and officers of the Jews took Jesus and bound Him, 13 and led Him away to Annas first, for he was the father-in-law of Caiaphas, who was the high priest that same year. 14 Now it was Caiaphas who gave counsel to the Jews that it was expedient that one man should die for the people. 15 And Simon Peter followed Jesus, and so did another disciple. That disciple was known unto the high priest, and went in with Jesus into the palace of the high priest. 16 But Peter stood at the door outside. Then the other disciple, who was known unto the high priest, went out and spoke unto her who kept the door, and brought in Peter. 17 Then the damsel who kept the door said unto Peter, "Art not thou also one of this man's disciples?" He said, "I am not." 18 And the servants and officers stood there, who had made a fire of coals, for it was cold and they warmed themselves. And Peter stood with them, and warmed himself. 19 The high priest then asked Jesus about His disciples and about His doctrine. 20 Jesus answered him, "I spoke openly to the world; I ever taught in the synagogue and in the temple whither the Jews always resort, and in secret have I said nothing. 21 Why askest thou Me? Ask them that heard Me what I have said unto them. Behold, they know what I said." 22 And when He had thus spoken, one of the officers who stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, "Answerest thou the high priest so?" 23 Jesus answered him, "If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil; but if well, why smitest thou Me?" 24 Now Annas had sent Him bound unto Caiaphas, the high priest. 25 And Simon Peter stood and warmed himself. They said therefore unto him, "Art not thou also one of his disciples?" He denied it and said, "I am not." 26 One of the servants of the high priest, being kinsman of him whose ear Peter cut off, said, "Did not I see thee in the garden with him?" 27 Peter then denied again; and immediately the cock crowed. 28 Then they led Jesus from Caiaphas unto the hall of judgment. And it was early, and they themselves went not into the judgment hall, lest they should be defiled, but that they might eat the Passover. 29 Pilate then went out unto them and said, "What accusation bring ye against this man?" 30 They answered and said unto him, "If he were not a malefactor, we would not have delivered him up unto thee." 31 Then said Pilate unto them, "Take ye him and judge him according to your law." The Jews therefore said unto him, "It is not lawful for us to put any man to death," 32 that the saying which Jesus had spoken, signifying what death He should die, might be fulfilled. 33 Then Pilate entered into the judgment hall again, and called Jesus and said unto Him, "Art thou the King of the Jews?" 34 Jesus answered him, "Sayest thou this thing of thyself, or did others tell it thee of Me?" 35 Pilate answered, "Am I a Jew? Thine own nation and the chief priests have delivered thee unto me. What hast thou done?" 36 Jesus answered, "My Kingdom is not of this world. If My Kingdom were of this world, then would My servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews. But now is My Kingdom not from hence." 37 Pilate therefore said unto Him, "Art thou a king then?" Jesus answered, "Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth My voice." 38 Pilate said unto Him, "What is truth?" And when he said this, he went out again unto the Jews, and said unto them, "I find in him no fault at all. 39 But ye have a custom that I should release unto you one at the Passover. Will ye therefore that I release unto you the King of the Jews?" 40 Then cried they all again, saying, "Not this man, but Barabbas!" Now Barabbas was a robber.
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