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John 18 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Jesus Betrayed and Arrested

(Mat 26:47–56; Mar 14:43–52; Luk 22:47–53 )
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:1 -

When Jesus had spoken these words, He went forth with His disciples to the other side of the Kidron Valley, where there was a garden, into which He entered [fn]with His disciples.

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:2 - Now Judas also, who was [fn]betraying Him, knew the place, for Jesus had often gathered there with His disciples.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:3 - Judas then, having received the Roman [fn]cohort and officers from the chief priests and the Pharisees, *came there with lanterns and torches and weapons.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:4 - So Jesus, knowing all the things that were coming upon Him, went forth and *said to them, “Whom do you seek?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:5 - They answered Him, “Jesus the Nazarene.” He *said to them, “I am He.” And Judas also, who was betraying Him, was standing with them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:6 - So when He said to them, “I am He,” they drew back and fell to the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:7 - Therefore He again asked them, “Whom do you seek?” And they said, “Jesus the Nazarene.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:8 - Jesus answered, “I told you that I am He; so if you seek Me, let these go their way,”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:9 - in order that the word which He spoke would be fulfilled, “Of those whom You have given Me, I lost not one.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:10 - Simon Peter then, having a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s slave, and cut off his right ear; and the slave’s name was Malchus.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:11 - So Jesus said to Peter, “Put the sword into the sheath; the cup which the Father has given Me, shall I not drink it?”

Jesus Before the Priests; Peter Denies Jesus

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:12 -

So the Roman [fn]cohort and the [fn]commander and the officers of the Jews, arrested Jesus and bound Him,

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:13 - and led Him to Annas first; for he was father-in-law of Caiaphas, who was high priest that year.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:14 - Now Caiaphas was the one who had advised the Jews that it was better for one man to die on behalf of the people.
(Mat 26:69–75; Mar 14:66–72; Luk 22:54–62 )
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:15 -

And Simon Peter was following Jesus, and so was another disciple. Now that disciple was known to the high priest, and entered with Jesus into the court of the high priest,

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:16 - but Peter was standing at the door outside. So the other disciple, who was known to the high priest, went out and spoke to the doorkeeper, and brought Peter in.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:17 - Then the servant-girl who kept the door *said to Peter, “Are you not also one of this man’s disciples?” He *said, “I am not.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:18 - Now the slaves and the officers were standing there, having made a charcoal fire, for it was cold and they were warming themselves; and Peter was also with them, standing and warming himself.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:19 -

The high priest then questioned Jesus about His disciples, and about His teaching.

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:20 - Jesus answered him, “I have spoken openly to the world; I always taught in [fn]synagogues and in the temple, where all the Jews come together; and I spoke nothing in secret.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:21 - “Why do you question Me? Question those who have heard what I spoke to them; behold, they know what I said.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:22 - And when He had said this, one of the officers standing nearby gave Jesus a slap, saying, “Is that the way You answer the high priest?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:23 - Jesus answered him, “If I have spoken wrongly, bear witness of the wrong; but if rightly, why do you strike Me?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:24 - So Annas sent Him bound to Caiaphas the high priest.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:25 -

Now Simon Peter was standing and warming himself. So they said to him, “You are not also one of His disciples, are you?” He denied it, and said, “I am not.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:26 - One of the slaves of the high priest, being a relative of the one whose ear Peter cut off, *said, “Did I not see you in the garden with Him?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:27 - Peter then denied it again, and immediately a rooster crowed.

Jesus Before Pilate

(Mat 27:1, 2, 11–14; Mar 15:1–5; Luk 23:1–5 )
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:28 -

Then they *led Jesus from Caiaphas into the [fn]Praetorium, and it was early; and they themselves did not enter into the [fn]Praetorium so that they would not be defiled, but might eat the Passover.

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:29 - Therefore Pilate went out to them and *said, “What accusation do you bring against this man?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:30 - They answered and said to him, “If this man were not an evildoer, we would not have delivered Him to you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:31 - So Pilate said to them, “Take Him yourselves, and judge Him according to your law.” The Jews said to him, “It is not lawful for us to put anyone to death,”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:32 - in order that the word of Jesus which He spoke would be fulfilled, signifying by what kind of death He was about to die.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:33 -

Therefore Pilate entered again into the Praetorium, and summoned Jesus and said to Him, “Are You the King of the Jews?”

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:34 - Jesus answered, “Are you saying this from yourself, or did others tell you about Me?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:35 - Pilate answered, “Am I a Jew? Your own nation and the chief priests delivered You to me; what did You do?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:36 - Jesus answered, “My kingdom [fn]is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, then My servants would be fighting so that I would not be delivered over to the Jews; but as it is, My kingdom is not [fn]from here.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:37 - Therefore Pilate said to Him, “So You are a king?” Jesus answered, “You yourself said I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:38 - Pilate *said to Him, “What is truth?”

And when he had said this, he went out again to the Jews and *said to them, “I find no guilt in Him.

(Mat 27:15–23; Mar 15:6–14; Luk 23:13–23 )
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:39 - “But you have a custom that I release someone [fn]for you at the Passover; do you wish then that I release [fn]for you the King of the Jews?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:40 - So they cried out again, saying, “Not this man, but Barabbas.” Now Barabbas was a robber.
LSB Footnotes
Lit and
Or handing Him over
Normally 600 men (the number varied); or battalion
v 3, note 1
Military leader over 1,000 soldiers
Lit a synagogue
Governor’s official residence
Governor’s official residence
Or is not derived from
From this realm
Or to you
Or to you
See the LSB Preface for an explanation on the use of the asterisk.

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