When Jesus finished praying, he left with his followers. They went across the Kidron Valley. On the other side there was a garden of olive trees. Jesus and his followers went there.
2 Judas knew where this place was, because Jesus met there often with his followers. Judas was the one who turned against Jesus. 3 So Judas led a group of soldiers to the garden. Judas also brought some guards from the leading priests and the Pharisees. They were carrying torches, lanterns, and weapons.
4 Jesus knew everything that would happen to him. Jesus went out and asked, “Who is it you are looking for?”
5 The men answered, “Jesus from Nazareth.”
Jesus said, “I am Jesus.” (Judas, the one who turned against Jesus, was standing there with them.) 6 When Jesus said, “I am Jesus,” the men moved back and fell to the ground.
7 Jesus asked them again, “Who is it you are looking for?”
They said, “Jesus of Nazareth.”
8 Jesus said, “I told you that I am he. So if you are looking for me, then let these other men go.” 9 This happened so that the words Jesus said before might come true: “I have not lost any of the men you gave me.”
10 Simon Peter had a sword. He took out the sword and struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his right ear. (The servant’s name was Malchus.) 11 Jesus said to Peter, “Put your sword back. Shall I not drink of the cup[a] the Father has given me?”
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