Matthew 26:47-56

Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus

47 aWhile he was still speaking, bJudas came, one of the twelve, and with him a great crowd with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and the elders of the people. 48Now the betrayer had given them a sign, saying, “The one I will kiss is the man; seize him.” 49And he came up to Jesus at once and said, “Greetings, cRabbi!” And he kissed him. 50Jesus said to him, dFriend, edo what you came to do.”
Or  Friend, why are you here?
Then they came up and laid hands on Jesus and seized him.
51And behold, one of those who were with Jesus stretched out his hand and drew his gsword and struck the servant
Greek bondservant
of the high priest and cut off his ear.
52Then Jesus said to him, “Put your sword back into its place. For iall who take the sword will perish by the sword. 53 jDo you think that I cannot appeal to my Father, and he will at once send me kmore than twelve llegions of angels? 54 mBut how then should the Scriptures be fulfilled, that it must be so?” 55At that hour Jesus said to the crowds, “Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs to capture me? Day after day nI sat in the temple oteaching, and you did not seize me. 56But pall this has taken place that the Scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled.” qThen all the disciples left him and fled.

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