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2 Now Judas, who betrayed him, knew the place, because Jesus had often met there with his disciples.l 3 So Judas came to the garden, guidingm a detachment of soldiers and some officials from the chief priests and the Pharisees.n They were carrying torches, lanterns and weapons.
5 “Jesus of Nazareth,”q they replied.
7 Again he asked them, “Who is it you want?”r
“Jesus of Nazareth,” they said.
8 Jesus answered, “I told you that I am he. If you are looking for me, then let these men go.” 9 This happened so that the words he had spoken would be fulfilled: “I have not lost one of those you gave me.”a s
11 Jesus commanded Peter, “Put your sword away! Shall I not drink the cupt the Father has given me?”
12 Then the detachment of soldiers with its commander and the Jewish officialsu arrested Jesus. They bound him 13 and brought him first to Annas, who was the father-in-law of Caiaphas,v the high priest that year. 14 Caiaphas was the one who had advised the Jewish leaders that it would be good if one man died for the people.w
15 Simon Peter and another disciple were following Jesus. Because this disciple was known to the high priest,x he went with Jesus into the high priest’s courtyard,y 16 but Peter had to wait outside at the door. The other disciple, who was known to the high priest, came back, spoke to the servant girl on duty there and brought Peter in.
He replied, “I am not.”z
19 Meanwhile, the high priest questioned Jesus about his disciples and his teaching.
20 “I have spoken openly to the world,” Jesus replied. “I always taught in synagoguesc or at the temple,d where all the Jews come together. I said nothing in secret.e 21 Why question me? Ask those who heard me. Surely they know what I said.”
25 Meanwhile, Simon Peter was still standing there warming himself.j So they asked him, “You aren’t one of his disciples too, are you?”
He denied it, saying, “I am not.”k
26 One of the high priest’s servants, a relative of the man whose ear Peter had cut off,l challenged him, “Didn’t I see you with him in the garden?”m 27 Again Peter denied it, and at that moment a rooster began to crow.n
28 Then the Jewish leaders took Jesus from Caiaphas to the palace of the Roman governor.o By now it was early morning, and to avoid ceremonial uncleanness they did not enter the palace,p because they wanted to be able to eat the Passover.q 29 So Pilate came out to them and asked, “What charges are you bringing against this man?”
“But we have no right to execute anyone,” they objected. 32 This took place to fulfill what Jesus had said about the kind of death he was going to die.r
38 “What is truth?” retorted Pilate. With this he went out again to the Jews gathered there and said, “I find no basis for a charge against him.z 39 But it is your custom for me to release to you one prisoner at the time of the Passover. Do you want me to release ‘the king of the Jews’?”
40 They shouted back, “No, not him! Give us Barabbas!” Now Barabbas had taken part in an uprising.a
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