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John 18:3–6

rSo Judas, having procured a band of soldiers and some officers from the chief priests and the Pharisees, went there with lanterns and torches and weapons. Then Jesus, sknowing all that would happen to him, came forward and said to them, tWhom do you seek?” They answered him, “Jesus of Nazareth.” Jesus said to them, I am he.”1 Judas, who betrayed him, was standing with them. uWhen Jesus2 said to them, I am he,” they drew back and fell to the ground.

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John 18:3–6 — The New International Version (NIV)

So 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.

Jesus, knowing all that was going to happen to him, went out and asked them, Who is it you want?”

“Jesus of Nazareth,” they replied.

I am he,” Jesus said. (And Judas the traitor was standing there with them.) When Jesus said, I am he,” they drew back and fell to the ground.

John 18:3–6 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Judas then, having received a band of men and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, cometh thither with lanterns and torches and weapons. Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should come upon him, went forth, and said unto them, Whom seek ye? They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus saith unto them, I am he. And Judas also, which betrayed him, stood with them. As soon then as he had said unto them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground.

John 18:3–6 — New Living Translation (NLT)

The leading priests and Pharisees had given Judas a contingent of Roman soldiers and Temple guards to accompany him. Now with blazing torches, lanterns, and weapons, they arrived at the olive grove.

Jesus fully realized all that was going to happen to him, so he stepped forward to meet them. Who are you looking for?” he asked.

“Jesus the Nazarene,” they replied.

I Am he,” Jesus said. (Judas, who betrayed him, was standing with them.) As Jesus said I Am he,” they all drew back and fell to the ground!

John 18:3–6 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Then Judas, having received a detachment of troops, and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, came there with lanterns, torches, and weapons. Jesus therefore, knowing all things that would come upon Him, went forward and said to them, Whom are you seeking?”

They answered Him, “Jesus of Nazareth.”

Jesus said to them, I am He.” And Judas, who betrayed Him, also stood with them. Now when He said to them, I am He, they drew back and fell to the ground.

John 18:3–6 — New Century Version (NCV)

So Judas came there with a group of soldiers and some guards from the leading priests and the Pharisees. They were carrying torches, lanterns, and weapons.

Knowing everything that would happen to him, Jesus went out and asked, “Who is it you are looking for?”

They answered, “Jesus from Nazareth.”

“I am he,” Jesus said. (Judas, the one who turned against Jesus, was standing there with them.) When Jesus said, “I am he,” they moved back and fell to the ground.

John 18:3–6 — American Standard Version (ASV)

Judas then, having received the band of soldiers, and officers from the chief priests and the Pharisees, cometh thither with lanterns and torches and weapons. Jesus therefore, knowing all the things that were coming upon him, went forth, and saith unto them, Whom seek ye? They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus saith unto them, I am he. And Judas also, who betrayed him, was standing with them. When therefore he said unto them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground.

John 18:3–6 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Judas therefore, having got the band, and officers of the chief priests and Pharisees, comes there with lanterns and torches and weapons. Jesus therefore, knowing all things that were coming upon him, went forth and said to them, Whom seek ye? They answered him, Jesus the Nazaraean. Jesus says to them, I am he. And Judas also, who delivered him up, stood with them. When therefore he said to them, I am he, they went away backward and fell to the ground.

John 18:3–6 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

So Judas took a troop of soldiers and the guards from the chief priests and Pharisees and went to the garden. They were carrying lanterns, torches, and weapons. 

Jesus knew everything that was going to happen to him. So he went to meet them and asked, “Who are you looking for?” 

They answered him, “Jesus from Nazareth.” 

Jesus told them, “I am he.” 

Judas, who betrayed him, was standing with the crowd. When Jesus told them, “I am he,” the crowd backed away and fell to the ground. 

John 18:3–6 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

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.

John 18:3–6 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

So Judas brought a detachment of soldiers together with police from the chief priests and the Pharisees, and they came there with lanterns and torches and weapons. Then Jesus, knowing all that was to happen to him, came forward and asked them, Whom are you looking for?” They answered, “Jesus of Nazareth.” Jesus replied, I am he.” Judas, who betrayed him, was standing with them. When Jesus said to them, I am he,” they stepped back and fell to the ground.

John 18:3–6 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

So Judas, taking the cohort and officers from the chief priests and from the Pharisees, came there with lanterns and torches and weapons. Then Jesus, because he knew all the things that were coming upon him, went out and said to them, “Who are you looking for?” They replied to him, “Jesus the Nazarene.” He said to them, “I am he.” (Now Judas, the one who betrayed him, was also standing with them.) So when he said to them, “I am he,” they drew back and fell to the ground.

John 18:3–6 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

So Judas came to the grove. He was guiding a group of soldiers and some officials. The chief priests and the Pharisees had sent them. They were carrying torches, lanterns and weapons.

Jesus knew everything that was going to happen to him. So he went out and asked them, “Who is it that you want?”

“Jesus of Nazareth,” they replied.

“I am he,” Jesus said.

Judas, who was going to hand Jesus over, was standing there with them. When Jesus said, “I am he,” they moved back. Then they fell to the ground.

John 18:3–6 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Judas then, having received the Roman cohort and officers from the chief priests and the Pharisees, came there with lanterns and torches and weapons.

So Jesus, knowing all the things that were coming upon Him, went forth and said to them, Whom do you seek?”

They answered Him, “Jesus the Nazarene.” He said to them, I am He. And Judas also, who was betraying Him, was standing with them.

So when He said to them, I am He,” they drew back and fell to the ground.