John 18
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The Betrayal of Jesus
(Matthew 26:47–56; Mark 14:43–52; Luke 22:47–53)

1When Jesus had spoken these words, he pass'd with his disciples over the brook Cedron, where was a garden, into which he entred with them. 2now Judas, who was to betray him, knew the place: for Jesus and his disciples had frequently assembled there. 3Judas then having got a company of soldiers, and officers, by order of the chief priests and Pharisees, came thither with lanterns, torches, and with arms. 4but Jesus who knew every thing that should happen to him, advanc'd, and said to them, who do you look for? 5they answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. I am he, said Jesus, and Judas who was to betray him, was also with them. 6upon Jesus his saying to them, I am he, they fell backward to the ground. 7then he asked them again, who do you look for? and they said, Jesus of Nazareth. 8Jesus answered, I have told you that I am he. "if therefore it is me you look for, let these go their way." 9so that what he said was accomplished, "of those which thou gavest me, have I lost none." 10but Simon Peter drew his sword, and struck off the right ear of Malchus, a servant belonging to the high priest. 11then said Jesus to Peter, sheath thy sword: the cup which my father hath given me, shall I not drink it?

12Then the soldiers, the captain, and the officers of the Jews seized on Jesus, and having bound him, 13they brought him first to Annas; for he was father-in-law to Caiaphas, who was the high priest at that time: 14the same Caiaphas, who in council told the Jews, "it was expedient that one man should die for the people."

Peter’s First Denial
(Matthew 26:69–70; Mark 14:66–68; Luke 22:54–57)

15Simon Peter followed Jesus, with another disciple, who being known to the high priest, was admitted into his palace at the same time with Jesus, 16whilst Peter stood without at the door, but that other disciple, who was known to the high priest went out, and spoke to her that kept the door, who let Peter in. 17then said the damsel, that kept the door, to Peter, are you also one of this man's disciples? I am not, said he. 18now the servants and officers that were there, had made a coal-fire, for it was cold, to warm themselves: and Peter stood warming himself among them.

Jesus before the High Priest
(Matthew 26:57–68; Mark 14:53–65; Luke 22:66–71)

19In the mean time, the high priest having question'd Jesus about his disciples, and his doctrine. 20Jesus answered him, I spoke openly to the world; I was continually teaching in the synagogue, and in the temple, whither all the Jews resort, and in secret have I said nothing. 21why do you question me? ask those who heard me, what discourse I had with them: they know very well what I said. 22Upon his expressing himself thus, one of the officers there present, struck Jesus on the face, saying, answerest thou the high priest so? 23Jesus replied, if I have said any thing injurious, show then wherein; but if I said right, why do you smite me? 24now Annas had sent him bound to Caiaphas the high priest.

Peter’s Second and Third Denials
(Matthew 26:71–75; Mark 14:69–72; Luke 22:58–62)

25as Simon Peter then stood there warming himself: they said to him, art not thou also one of his disciples? which he denied, and said, I am not. 26one of the servants of the high priest, kinsman to him whose ear Peter struck off, said, did not I see thee in the garden with him? 27but Peter denied this too, and immediately the cock crew.

Jesus before Pilate
(Matthew 27:11–14; Luke 23:1–5)

28Then they led Jesus early in the morning from Caiaphas, to the Pretorium: but the Jews themselves did not enter into the Pretorium, lest they should be defiled: and so not be in a condition to eat the passover. 29Pilate therefore went out to them, and said, what crime do you object to this man? 30they answered him, if he were not a malefactor, we would not have delivered him to you. 31Pilate then said to them, take him your selves, and judge him according to your law, but the Jews said to him, it is not lawful for us to put any man to death. 32so that what Jesus had said, to signify the death he should die, was actually accomplished.

33Then Pilate entred into the Pretorium, and addressing himself to Jesus, said to him, are not you the king of the Jews? 34Jesus answered him, is it your opinion that I am, or did others give it you as theirs? 35Pilate answered, am I a Jew? your own nation, and the chief priests have delivered thee up to me: what hast thou done? 36Jesus answered, my kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, I should have had my guards to prevent my falling into the hands of the Jews: whereas my kingdom is of another nature. 37upon this Pilate said to him, you are then a king? Jesus answered, you say right, for I am a king, to this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, to persuade mankind of the truth, every one that loves truth is observant of my directions. 38what is truth? said Pilate, and upon saying this, he went out again to the Jews, and said to them, I don't find he is guilty of any crime. 39but as it is customary with you to get me to discharge some prisoner at the time of the passover, would you have me release the king of the Jews? 40upon which they all cried out again: not him, but Barabbas, now Barabbas was a robber.

Daniel Mace New Testament (1729)

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