18:1 Having said these things, Jesus went forth with his disciples beyond the brook of Cedar, where was a garden, into which he entered, himself and his disciples.
2 But Judas, also, who delivered him up, knew the place, because Jesus had often gone thither in company with his disciples.
3 Judas therefore, having received the band, the attendants from the chief priests and from the Pharisees, comes thither with torches and lamps and weapons.
4 Jesus therefore, knowing all things that were coming upon him, went forth and said to them: Whom seek you?
5 They answered him: Jesus the Nazarene. Jesus says to them: I am he. But Judas also, who delivered him up, stood with them.
6 When therefore he said to them: I am he, they went back and fell on the ground.
7 Again therefore he asked them: Whom seek you? And they said: Jesus the Nazarene.
8 Jesus answered: I told you that I am he: if then ye seek me, let these go away.
9 That the word might be fulfilled which he spoke: Of those that thou hast given me I have lost none.
10 Simon Peter therefore, having a sword, drew it and struck the servant of the chief priest, and cut off his right ear; and the name of the servant was Malchus.
11 Jesus then said to Peter: Put the sword into the sheath. The cup that the Father has given me, shall I not drink it?
12 Therefore the band and the officer and the attendants of the Jews took Jesus and bound him,
13 and led him to Annas first; for he was father-in-law of Caiaphas who was chief priest that year.
14 and it was Caiaphas that advised the Jews that it was profitable that one man should die for the people.
15 But there followed Jesus, Simon Peter and another disciple. And that disciple was acquainted with the chief priest, and went with Jesus into the court of the chief priest,
16 but Peter stood at the gate without. Then the other disciple, the acquaintance of the chief priest, went in and spoke to the doorkeeper, and brought Peter in.
17 Then the maidservant that kept the door says to Peter: Art not thou also of the disciples of this man? He says: I am not.
18 But the servants and the attendants, having made a fire of coals, for it was cold, were standing and warming them selves; and Peter also was standing with them and warming himself.
19 Then the chief priest asked Jesus concerning his disciples and concerning his teaching.
20 Jesus answered him: I have spoken plainly to the world: I have always taught in a synagogue and in the temple, where all the Jews come together, and in secret have I spoken nothing.
21 Why dost thou ask me? Ask those that have heard what I spoke to them: behold, these know what I said.
22 But when he had spoken this, one of the attendants that stood by struck Jesus with his open hand, saying: Answerest thou the chief priest thus?
23 Jesus answered him: If I have spoken evil, testify of the evil; but if well, why smitest thou me?
24 Annas then sent him, bound, to Caiaphas the chief priest.
25 But Simon Peter was standing and warming himself. They then said to him: Art not thou also of his disciples? He denied and said: I am not.
26 One of the servants of the chief priest, being a relative of him whose ear Peter had cut off, says: Did I not see thee in the garden with him?
27 Again therefore Peter denied; and immediately a cock crew.
28 Then they lead Jesus from Caiaphas to the pretorium; and it was early morn. And they went not into the pretorium, that they might not be defiled, but that they might eat the passover.
29 Pilate therefore came forth to them and said: What accusation bring you against this man?
30 They answered and said to him: If this man had not done evil, we would not have delivered him to thee.
31 Pilate therefore said to them: Take you him and judge him according to your law. The Jews then said to him: It is not lawful for us to put any one to death:
32 that the word of Jesus might be fulfilled, which he spoke signifying by what kind of death he was about to die.
33 Then Pilate entered the pretorium again, and called Jesus and said to him: Art thou the King of the Jews?
34 Jesus answered: Sayest thou this of thyself, or did others tell thee of me?
35 Pilate answered: Am I a Jew? Thy nation and the chief priests delivered thee to me: what hast thou done?
36 Jesus answered: My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world my servants would fight, that might not be delivered to the Jews; but now my kingdom is not hence,
37 Pilate then said to him: Art thou not then a king? Jesus answered: Thou sayest, for I am a king. To this end was I born, and to this end have I come into the world, that I might testify to the truth: every one that is of the truth hears my voice.
38 Pilate says to him: What is truth? And having said this. he went out again to the Jews, and said to them: I find no fault in him.
39 But you have a custom that I release to you one at the passover: will you therefore that I release to you the King of the Jews?
40 They then cried out again, saying: Not this man, but Barabbas. But Barabbas was a robber.