John 18

These things spake Jesus, and went forth with his disciples over the brook Cedron, where there was a garden, into which he and his disciples entered. And Judas also, the betrayer, knew the place; because Jesus often there met with his disciples. Then Judas received a regiment, and from the presence of the chief priests and Pharisees he had officials; and he came to the place with lanterns and lamps and weapons. And Jesus, as he knew every thing that was to befall him, went forth and said to them: Whom seek ye? They say to him: Jesus the Nazarean. Jesus said to them: I am he. And Judas the betrayer was also standing with them. And when Jesus said to them, I am he, they drew back and fell upon the ground. And again Jesus asked them: Whom seek ye? And they said: Jesus the Nazarean. Jesus said to them: I have told you that I am he; and if ye seek me, let these go away: that the speech might be fulfilled, which he uttered: Of them, whom thou hast given me, I have lost not even one. 10 And Simon Cephas had upon him a sword; and he drew it, and smote a servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear. And the servant's name was Malchus. 11 And Jesus said to Cephas: Put the sword into its sheath. The cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it? 12 Then the regiment and the chiliarchs and the officials of the Jews laid hold of Jesus, and bound him; 13 and they led him first to the presence of Annas; for he was father-in-law to Caiaphas, who was the high priest of that year. 14 And it was Caiaphas who counselled the Jews, that it was expedient, one man should die for the people. 15 And Simon Cephas and one other of the disciples went after Jesus. And that other disciple knew the high priest; and he entered with Jesus into the hall. 16 But Simon stood without at the door; and that other disciple, who knew the high priest, went out and spoke to the doorkeeper and brought in Simon. 17 And the maid who kept the door, said to Simon: Art not thou also one of this man's disciples? And he said: I am not. 18 And the servants and officials were standing, and had placed a fire to warm themselves 19 And the high priest interrogated Jesus respecting his disciples, and respecting his doctrine. 20 And Jesus said to him: I have discoursed openly with the people, and have at all times taught in the synagogue and in the temple, where all the Jews assemble; and I have uttered nothing in private. 21 Why dost thou interrogate me? Ask them who have heard, what I said to them: lo, they know what I have said. 22 And as he said these things, one of the officials standing by, smote the cheek of Jesus, and said to him: Givest thou such an answer to the high priest? 23 Jesus replied, and said to him: If I have spoken evil bear witness of that evil; but if well, why smitest thou me? 24 Now Annas had sent Jesus bound to Caiaphas the high priest. 25 And Simon Cephas was standing and warming himself; and they said to him: Art not thou also one of his disciples? And he denied, and said: I am not. 26 And one of the servants of the high priest, a kinsman of him whose ear Simon cut off, said to him: Did I not see thee with him in the garden? 27 And again Simon denied: and at that moment the cock crew. 28 And they led Jesus from the presence of Caiaphas unto the Praetorium; and it was morning. But they did not enter the Praetorium, lest they should defile themselves before they had eaten the passover. 29 And Pilate went forth to them without, and said to them: What accusation have ye against this man? 30 They replied, and said to him: If he were not a malefactor, we should not have delivered him up to thee. 31 Pilate said to them: Take ye him, and judge him according to your law. The Jews said to him: It is not lawful for us to put a man to death: 32 that the speech of Jesus might be fulfilled, when he made known by what death he was to die. 33 And Pilate went into the Praetorium, and called Jesus, and said to him: Art thou the king of the Jews? 34 Jesus said to him: Sayest thou this of thyself, or have others said it to thee of me? 35 Pilate said to him: Am I a Jew? Thy countrymen and the chief priests have delivered thee to me. What hast thou done? 36 Jesus said to him: My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have fought, that I might not be delivered up to the Jews: but now, my kingdom is not from hence. 37 Pilate said to him: Then thou art a king? Jesus said to him: Thou hast said, that I am a king. For this was I born; and for this came I into the world, that I might bear testimony to the truth. Every one that is of the truth, heareth my voice. 38 Pilate said to him: What is the truth? And as he said this, he went out again to the Jews, and said to them: I find not any crime in him. 39 And ye have a custom that I should release one to you at the passover; will ye, therefore, that I release to you this king of the Jews? 40 And they all cried out, and said: Not this man, but Barabbas. Now this Barabbas was a robber.
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