After Jesus had said these things, He went out with His disciples across the Kidron Valley, where there was a garden, and He and His disciples went into it.
Judas, who betrayed Him, also knew the place, because Jesus often met there with His disciples.
So Judas took a company of soldiers and some temple police from the chief priests and the Pharisees and came there with lanterns, torches, and weapons.
Then Jesus, knowing everything that was about to happen to Him, went out and said to them, "Who is it you're looking for?"
"Jesus the Nazarene," they answered. "I am He," Jesus told them. Judas, who betrayed Him, was also standing with them.
When He told them, "I am He," they stepped back and fell to the ground.
Then He asked them again, "Who is it you're looking for?" "Jesus the Nazarene," they said.
"I told you I am [He]," Jesus replied. "So if you're looking for Me, let these men go."
This was to fulfill the words He had said: "I have not lost one of those You have given Me."
Then Simon Peter, who had a sword, drew it, struck the high priest's slave, and cut off his right ear. (The slave's name was Malchus.)
At that, Jesus said to Peter, "Sheathe your sword! Am I not to drink the cup the Father has given Me?"
Then the company of soldiers, the commander, and the Jewish temple police arrested Jesus and tied Him up.
First they led Him to Annas, for he was the father-in-law of Caiaphas, who was high priest that year.
Caiaphas was the one who had advised the Jews that it was advantageous that one man should die for the people.
Meanwhile Simon Peter was following Jesus, as was another disciple. That disciple was an acquaintance of the high priest; so he went with Jesus into the high priest's courtyard.