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John 18 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Judas Betrays Jesus

(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 away with His disciples across the [fn]ravine of the Kidron, where there was a garden which He entered [fn]with His disciples.

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:2 - Now Judas, who was [fn]betraying Him, also knew the place, because Jesus had often met there with His disciples.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:3 - So Judas, having obtained the Roman [fn]cohort and officers from the chief priests and the Pharisees, *came there with lanterns, torches, and weapons.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:4 - Jesus therefore, knowing all the things that were coming upon Him, came out into the open and *said to them, “Whom are you seeking?”
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 - Now then, when He said to them, “I am He, they drew back and fell to the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:7 - He then asked them again, “Whom are you seeking?” And they said, “Jesus the Nazarene.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:8 - Jesus answered, “I told you that I am He; so if you are seeking Me, let these men go on their way.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:9 - This took place so 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 - Then Simon Peter, since he had 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, am I not to drink it?”

Jesus before the Priests

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:12 -

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

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:13 - and brought Him to Annas first; for he was the 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 in their best interest for one man to die in behalf of the people.
(Mat 26:69–75; Mar 14:66–72; Luk 22:54–62 )
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:15 -

Simon Peter was following Jesus, and so was another disciple. Now that disciple was known to the high priest, and he entered with Jesus into the courtyard 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 slave woman who was the doorkeeper *said to Peter, “You are not also one of this Man’s disciples, are you?” 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 area, where all the Jews congregate; and I said nothing in secret.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:21 - “Why are you asking Me? Ask those who have heard what I spoke to them. Look: these people know what I said.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:22 - But when He said this, one of the officers, who was standing nearby, struck Jesus, saying, “Is that the way You answer the high priest?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:23 - Jesus answered him, “If I have spoken wrongly, testify 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.

Peter’s Denial of Jesus

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:25 -

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

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:26 - One of the slaves of the high priest, who was related to 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 *brought Jesus from Caiaphas into the [fn]Praetorium, and it was early; and they themselves did not enter the [fn]Praetorium, so that they would not be defiled, but might eat the Passover.

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:29 - Therefore Pilate came out to them and *said, “What accusation are you bringing against this Man?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:30 - They answered and said to him, “If this Man were not [fn]a criminal, we would not have handed Him over 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, “We are not [fn]permitted to put anyone to death.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:32 - This happened so that the word of Jesus which He said, indicating what kind of death He was going to die, would be fulfilled.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:33 -

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

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

And after saying this, he came out again to the Jews and *said to them, “I find no grounds at all for charges in [fn]His case.

(Mat 27:15–23; Mar 15:6–14; Luk 23:13–23 )
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:39 - “However, you have a custom that I release one prisoner [fn]for you at the Passover; therefore do you wish that I release [fn]for you the King of the Jews?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:40 - So they shouted again, saying, “Not this Man, but Barabbas.” Now Barabbas was a rebel.
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit winter torrent; or wadi
Lit and
Or handing Him over
Normally 600 men (the number varied)
Normally 600 men (the number varied)
I.e., commander of the cohort
Lit a synagogue
I.e., governor’s official residence
I.e., governor’s official residence
Lit one doing evil
I.e., under Roman law
Lit from yourself
Lit from here
Lit Him
Or to you
Or to you
See the NASB20 Preface for an explanation on the use of the asterisk.

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