1When he had finished praying, Jesus left with his disciples and crossed the Kidron Valley. On the other side there was a garden, and he and his disciples went into it.2Now Judas, who betrayed him, knew the place, because Jesus had often met there with his disciples.3So Judas came to the garden, guiding a detachment of soldiers and some officials from the chief priests and the Pharisees. They were carrying torches, lanterns and weapons.4Jesus, 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. (And Judas the traitor was standing there with them.)6When Jesus said, “I am he,” they drew back and fell to the ground.7Again he asked them, “Who is it you want?”“Jesus of Nazareth,” they said.8Jesus answered, “I told you that I am he. If you are looking for me, then let these men go.”9This happened so that the words he had spoken would be fulfilled: “I have not lost one of those you gave me.”10Then 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.)11Jesus commanded Peter, “Put your sword away! Shall I not drink the cup the Father has given me?”12Then the detachment of soldiers with its commander and the Jewish officials arrested Jesus. They bound him13and brought him first to Annas, who was the father-in-law of Caiaphas, the high priest that year.14Caiaphas was the one who had advised the Jewish leaders that it would be good if one man died for the people.
15Simon 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,16but Peter had to wait outside at the door. The other disciple, who was known to the high priest, came back, spoke to the servant girl on duty there and brought Peter in.17“You aren’t one of this man’s disciples too, are you?” she asked Peter. He replied, “I am not.”18It 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.
1Then all the people of Judah took Uzziah, who was sixteen years old, and made him king in place of his father Amaziah.2He was the one who rebuilt Elath and restored it to Judah after Amaziah rested with his ancestors.3Uzziah was sixteen years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem fifty-two years. His mother’s name was Jekoliah; she was from Jerusalem.4He did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, just as his father Amaziah had done.5He sought God during the days of Zechariah, who instructed him in the fear of God. As long as he sought the LORD, God gave him success.6He went to war against the Philistines and broke down the walls of Gath, Jabneh and Ashdod. He then rebuilt towns near Ashdod and elsewhere among the Philistines.7God helped him against the Philistines and against the Arabs who lived in Gur Baal and against the Meunites.8The Ammonites brought tribute to Uzziah, and his fame spread as far as the border of Egypt, because he had become very powerful.9Uzziah built towers in Jerusalem at the Corner Gate, at the Valley Gate and at the angle of the wall, and he fortified them.10He also built towers in the wilderness and dug many cisterns, because he had much livestock in the foothills and in the plain. He had people working his fields and vineyards in the hills and in the fertile lands, for he loved the soil.11Uzziah had a well-trained army, ready to go out by divisions according to their numbers as mustered by Jeiel the secretary and Maaseiah the officer under the direction of Hananiah, one of the royal officials.12The total number of family leaders over the fighting men was 2,600.13Under their command was an army of 307,500 men trained for war, a powerful force to support the king against his enemies.14Uzziah provided shields, spears, helmets, coats of armor, bows and slingstones for the entire army.15In Jerusalem he made devices invented for use on the towers and on the corner defenses so that soldiers could shoot arrows and hurl large stones from the walls. His fame spread far and wide, for he was greatly helped until he became powerful.16But after Uzziah became powerful, his pride led to his downfall. He was unfaithful to the LORD his God, and entered the temple of the LORD to burn incense on the altar of incense.17Azariah the priest with eighty other courageous priests of the LORD followed him in.18They confronted King Uzziah and said, “It is not right for you, Uzziah, to burn incense to the LORD. That is for the priests, the descendants of Aaron, who have been consecrated to burn incense. Leave the sanctuary, for you have been unfaithful; and you will not be honored by the LORD God.”19Uzziah, who had a censer in his hand ready to burn incense, became angry. While he was raging at the priests in their presence before the incense altar in the LORD’s temple, leprosy broke out on his forehead.20When Azariah the chief priest and all the other priests looked at him, they saw that he had leprosy on his forehead, so they hurried him out. Indeed, he himself was eager to leave, because the LORD had afflicted him.21King Uzziah had leprosy until the day he died. He lived in a separate house —leprous, and banned from the temple of the LORD. Jotham his son had charge of the palace and governed the people of the land.22The other events of Uzziah’s reign, from beginning to end, are recorded by the prophet Isaiah son of Amoz.23Uzziah rested with his ancestors and was buried near them in a cemetery that belonged to the kings, for people said, “He had leprosy.” And Jotham his son succeeded him as king.
1O God, do not remain silent; do not turn a deaf ear, do not stand aloof, O God.2See how your enemies growl, how your foes rear their heads.3With cunning they conspire against your people; they plot against those you cherish.4“Come,” they say, “let us destroy them as a nation, so that Israel’s name is remembered no more.”5With one mind they plot together; they form an alliance against you—6the tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites, of Moab and the Hagrites,7Byblos, Ammon and Amalek, Philistia, with the people of Tyre.8Even Assyria has joined them to reinforce Lot’s descendants.9Do to them as you did to Midian, as you did to Sisera and Jabin at the river Kishon,10who perished at Endor and became like dung on the ground.11Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb, all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna,12who said, “Let us take possession of the pasturelands of God.”13Make them like tumbleweed, my God, like chaff before the wind.14As fire consumes the forest or a flame sets the mountains ablaze,15so pursue them with your tempest and terrify them with your storm.16Cover their faces with shame, LORD, so that they will seek your name.17May they ever be ashamed and dismayed; may they perish in disgrace.18Let them know that you, whose name is the LORD— that you alone are the Most High over all the earth.