When Jesus had spoken these words, he went forth with his disciples over the brook Kidron, where was a garden, into which he entered, himself and his disciples.
Now Judas, who betrayed him, also knew the place, for Jesus often resorted there with his disciples.
Judas then, having taken a detachment of soldiers and officers from the chief priests and the Pharisees, came there with lanterns, torches, and weapons.
Jesus therefore, knowing all the things that were coming on him, went forth, and said to them, "Who are you looking for?"
They answered him, "Jesus of Nazareth." Jesus said to them, "I AM." Judas also, who betrayed him, was standing with them.
When therefore he said to them, "I AM," they went backward, and fell to the ground.
Again therefore he asked them, "Who are you looking for?" They said, "Jesus of Nazareth."
Jesus answered, "I told you that I AM. If therefore you seek me, let these go their way,"
that the word might be fulfilled which he spoke, "Of those whom you have given me, I have lost none."
Simon Peter therefore, having a sword, drew it, and struck the high priest's servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant's name was Malchus.