After offering this prayer Jesus went out with His disciples to a place on the further side of the Ravine of the Cedars, where there was a garden which He entered--Himself and His disciples.
Now Judas also, who at that very time was betraying Him, knew the place, for Jesus had often resorted there with His disciples.
So Judas, followed by the battalion and by a detachment of the Temple police sent by the High Priests and Pharisees, came there with torches and lamps and weapons.
Jesus therefore, knowing all that was about to befall Him, went out to meet them. "Who are you looking for?" He asked them.
"For Jesus the Nazarene," was the answer. "I am he," He replied. (Now Judas who was betraying Him was also standing with them.)
As soon then as He said to them, "I am he," they went backwards and fell to the ground.
Again therefore He asked them, "Who are you looking for?" "For Jesus the Nazarene," they said.
"I have told you," replied Jesus, "that I am he. If therefore you are looking for me, let these my disciples go their way."
He made this request in order that the words He had spoken might be fulfilled, "As for those whom Thou hast given me, I have not lost one."
Simon Peter, however, having a sword, drew it, and, aiming at the High Priest's servant, cut off his right ear. The servant's name was Malchus.
Jesus therefore said to Peter, "Put back your sword. Shall I refuse to drink the cup of sorrow which the Father has given me to drink?"