47 And twhile He was still speaking, behold, Judas, one of the twelve, with a great multitude with swords and clubs, came from the chief priests and elders of the people.
48 Now His betrayer had given them a sign, saying, “Whomever I kiss, He is the One; seize Him.” 49 Immediately he went up to Jesus and said, “Greetings, Rabbi!” uand kissed Him.
50 But Jesus said to him, v“Friend, why have you come?”
Then they came and laid hands on Jesus and took Him. 51 And suddenly, wone of those who were with Jesus stretched out his hand and drew his sword, struck the servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear.
52 But Jesus said to him, “Put your sword in its place, xfor all who take the sword will 1perish by the sword. 53 Or do you think that I cannot now pray to My Father, and He will provide Me with ymore than twelve legions of angels? 54 How then could the Scriptures be fulfilled, zthat it must happen thus?”
55 In that hour Jesus said to the multitudes, “Have you come out, as against a robber, with swords and clubs to take Me? I sat daily with you, teaching in the temple, and you did not seize Me. 56 But all this was done that the aScriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled.”
Then ball the disciples forsook Him and fled.
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