18 After i 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, j who betrayed k Him, also knew the place, because Jesus often met there with His disciples. 3 So Judas took a * company of soldiers and some temple police from the * chief priests and the * Pharisees l and came there with lanterns, torches, and weapons.
4 Then Jesus, knowing everything that was about to happen to Him, m went out and said to them, “Who is it you’re looking for?”
5 “Jesus the * Nazarene,” they answered.
“Jesus the Nazarene,” they said.
11 At that, Jesus said to Peter, “Sheathe your sword! Am I not to drink the cup v the Father has given Me?”
12 Then the company of soldiers, the commander, and the Jewish temple police arrested Jesus and tied Him up. 13 First they led Him to Annas, w for he was the father-in-law of Caiaphas, x who was high priest that year. 14 Caiaphas was the one who had advised the * Jews that it was advantageous that one man should die for the people. y
15 Meanwhile, Simon Peter z 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 slaves and the temple police 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 priest a 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 * synagogue b and in the * temple complex, c where all the Jews congregate, 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 then denied it again. Immediately a rooster crowed. h
28 Then i they took Jesus from Caiaphas to the governor’s * headquarters. j 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, m we wouldn’t have handed Him over to you.”
33 Then Pilate went back into the headquarters, summoned Jesus, and said to Him, “Are You the King of the Jews?” p
36 “My kingdom q is not of this * world,” said Jesus. “If My kingdom were of this world, r My servants s t would fight, so that I wouldn’t be handed over to the Jews. As it is, My kingdom does not have its origin here.” u v
Jesus or Barabbas
After he had said this, he went out to the Jews again and told them, “I find no grounds z for charging Him. 39 You a 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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