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18 Afterk 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. 2 Judas,l who betrayedm him, also knew the place, because Jesus often met there with his disciples. 3 So Judas took a company of soldiers and some officials* from the chief priests and the Phariseesn and came there with lanterns, torches, and weapons.
4 Then Jesus, knowing everything that was about to happen to him,o went out and said to them, “Who is it that you’re seeking?”
“I am he,”p Jesus told them.
“Jesus of Nazareth,” they said.
11 At that, Jesus said to Peter, “Put your sword away! Am I not to drink the cupw the Father has given me?”
12 Then the company of soldiers, the commander, and the Jewish officials arrested Jesus and tied him up. 13 First they led him to Annas,x since he was the father-in-law of Caiaphas,y who was high priest that year. 14 Caiaphas was the one who had advised the Jews that it would be better for one man to die for the people.z
15 Simon Peteraa 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. 16 But Peter remained standing outside by the door. So the other disciple, the one known to the high priest, went out and spoke to the girl who was the doorkeeper and brought Peter in.
“I am not,” he said. 18 Now the servants and the officials had made a charcoal fire, because it was cold. They were standing there warming themselves, and Peter was standing with them, warming himself.
19 The high priestab questioned Jesus about his disciples and about his teaching.
20 “I have spoken openly to the world,” Jesus answered him. “I have always taught in the synagogueac and in the temple,ad where all the Jews gather, and I haven’t spoken anything in secret. 21 Why do you question me? Question those who heard what I told them. Look, they know what I said.”
25 Now Simon Peter was standing and warming himself. They said to him, “You aren’t one of his disciples too, are you?”
He denied it and said, “I am not.”
27 Peter denied it again. Immediately a rooster crowed.d
28 Thene they led Jesus from Caiaphas to the governor’s headquarters.f It was early morning. They did not enter the headquarters themselves; otherwise they would be defiled and unable to eat the Passover.
30 They answered him, “If this man weren’t a criminal,B we wouldn’t have handed him over to you.”
“It’s not legal for us to put anyone to death,” the Jews declared. 32 They said this so that Jesus’s words might be fulfilled indicating what kind of death he was going to die.i
33 Then Pilate went back into the headquarters, summoned Jesus, and said to him, “Are you the king of the Jews?”j
36 “My kingdomk is not of this world,” said Jesus. “If my kingdom were of this world,l my servantsm would fight, so that I wouldn’t be handed over to the Jews. But as it is,C my kingdom is not from here.”n
JESUS OR BARABBAS
After he had said this, he went out to the Jews again and told them, “I find no groundsr for charging him. 39 Yous have a custom that I release one prisoner to you at the Passover. So, do you want me to release to you the king of the Jews?”
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