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John 18 1 After saying these things, Jesus crossed the Kidron Valley with his disciples and entered a grove of olive trees.
John 18 2 Judas, the betrayer, knew this place, because Jesus had gone there many times with his disciples.
John 18 3 The leading priests and Pharisees had given Judas a battalion of Roman soldiers and Temple guards to accompany him. Now with blazing torches, lanterns, and weapons, they arrived at the olive grove.
John 18 4 Jesus fully realized all that was going to happen to him. Stepping forward to meet them, he asked, "Whom are you looking for?"
John 18 5 "Jesus of Nazareth," they replied. "I am he," Jesus said. Judas was standing there with them when Jesus identified himself.
John 18 6 And as he said, "I am he," they all fell backward to the ground!
John 18 7 Once more he asked them, "Whom are you searching for?" And again they replied, "Jesus of Nazareth."
John 18 8 "I told you that I am he," Jesus said. "And since I am the one you want, let these others go."
John 18 9 He did this to fulfill his own statement: "I have not lost a single one of those you gave me."
John 18 10 Then Simon Peter drew a sword and slashed off the right ear of Malchus, the high priest's servant.
John 18 11 But Jesus said to Peter, "Put your sword back into its sheath. Shall I not drink from the cup the Father has given me?"
John 18 12 So the soldiers, their commanding officer, and the Temple guards arrested Jesus and tied him up.
John 18 13 First they took him to Annas, the father-in-law of Caiaphas, the high priest that year.
John 18 14 Caiaphas was the one who had told the other Jewish leaders, "Better that one should die for all."
John 18 15 Simon Peter followed along behind, as did another of the disciples. That other disciple was acquainted with the high priest, so he was allowed to enter the courtyard with Jesus.
John 18 16 Peter stood outside the gate. Then the other disciple spoke to the woman watching at the gate, and she let Peter in.
John 18 17 The woman asked Peter, "Aren't you one of Jesus' disciples?No," he said, "I am not."
John 18 18 The guards and the household servants were standing around a charcoal fire they had made because it was cold. And Peter stood there with them, warming himself.
John 18 19 Inside, the high priest began asking Jesus about his followers and what he had been teaching them.
John 18 20 Jesus replied, "What I teach is widely known, because I have preached regularly in the synagogues and the Temple. I have been heard by people everywhere, and I teach nothing in private that I have not said in public.
John 18 21 Why are you asking me this question? Ask those who heard me. They know what I said."
John 18 22 One of the Temple guards standing there struck Jesus on the face. "Is that the way to answer the high priest?" he demanded.
John 18 23 Jesus replied, "If I said anything wrong, you must give evidence for it. Should you hit a man for telling the truth?"
John 18 24 Then Annas bound Jesus and sent him to Caiaphas, the high priest.
John 18 25 Meanwhile, as Simon Peter was standing by the fire, they asked him again, "Aren't you one of his disciples?I am not," he said.
John 18 26 But one of the household servants of the high priest, a relative of the man whose ear Peter had cut off, asked, "Didn't I see you out there in the olive grove with Jesus?"
John 18 27 Again Peter denied it. And immediately a rooster crowed.
John 18 28 Jesus' trial before Caiaphas ended in the early hours of the morning. Then he was taken to the headquarters of the Roman governor. His accusers didn't go in themselves because it would defile them, and they wouldn't be allowed to celebrate the Passover feast.
John 18 29 So Pilate, the governor, went out to them and asked, "What is your charge against this man?"
John 18 30 "We wouldn't have handed him over to you if he weren't a criminal!" they retorted.
John 18 31 "Then take him away and judge him by your own laws," Pilate told them. "Only the Romans are permitted to execute someone," the Jewish leaders replied.
John 18 32 This fulfilled Jesus' prediction about the way he would die.
John 18 33 Then Pilate went back inside and called for Jesus to be brought to him. "Are you the King of the Jews?" he asked him.
John 18 34 Jesus replied, "Is this your own question, or did others tell you about me?"
John 18 35 "Am I a Jew?" Pilate asked. "Your own people and their leading priests brought you here. Why? What have you done?"
John 18 36 Then Jesus answered, "I am not an earthly king. If I were, my followers would have fought when I was arrested by the Jewish leaders. But my Kingdom is not of this world."
John 18 37 Pilate replied, "You are a king then?You say that I am a king, and you are right," Jesus said. "I was born for that purpose. And I came to bring truth to the world. All who love the truth recognize that what I say is true."
John 18 38 "What is truth?" Pilate asked. Then he went out again to the people and told them, "He is not guilty of any crime.
John 18 39 But you have a custom of asking me to release someone from prison each year at Passover. So if you want me to, I'll release the King of the Jews."
John 18 40 But they shouted back, "No! Not this man, but Barabbas!" (Barabbas was a criminal.)
John 19 1 Then Pilate had Jesus flogged with a lead-tipped whip.
John 19 2 The soldiers made a crown of long, sharp thorns and put it on his head, and they put a royal purple robe on him.
John 19 3 "Hail! King of the Jews!" they mocked, and they hit him with their fists.
John 19 4 Pilate went outside again and said to the people, "I am going to bring him out to you now, but understand clearly that I find him not guilty."
John 19 5 Then Jesus came out wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. And Pilate said, "Here is the man!"
John 19 6 When they saw him, the leading priests and Temple guards began shouting, "Crucify! Crucify!You crucify him," Pilate said. "I find him not guilty."
John 19 7 The Jewish leaders replied, "By our laws he ought to die because he called himself the Son of God."
John 19 8 When Pilate heard this, he was more frightened than ever.
John 19 9 He took Jesus back into the headquarters again and asked him, "Where are you from?" But Jesus gave no answer.
John 19 10 "You won't talk to me?" Pilate demanded. "Don't you realize that I have the power to release you or to crucify you?"
John 19 11 Then Jesus said, "You would have no power over me at all unless it were given to you from above. So the one who brought me to you has the greater sin."
John 19 12 Then Pilate tried to release him, but the Jewish leaders told him, "If you release this man, you are not a friend of Caesar. Anyone who declares himself a king is a rebel against Caesar."
John 19 13 When they said this, Pilate brought Jesus out to them again. Then Pilate sat down on the judgment seat on the platform that is called the Stone Pavement (in Hebrew, Gabbatha).
John 19 14 It was now about noon of the day of preparation for the Passover. And Pilate said to the people, "Here is your king!"
John 19 15 "Away with him," they yelled. "Away with him--crucify him!What? Crucify your king?" Pilate asked. "We have no king but Caesar," the leading priests shouted back.
John 19 16 Then Pilate gave Jesus to them to be crucified. So they took Jesus and led him away.
John 19 17 Carrying the cross by himself, Jesus went to the place called Skull Hill (in Hebrew, Golgotha).
John 19 18 There they crucified him. There were two others crucified with him, one on either side, with Jesus between them.
John 19 19 And Pilate posted a sign over him that read, "Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews."
John 19 20 The place where Jesus was crucified was near the city; and the sign was written in Hebrew, Latin, and Greek, so that many people could read it.
John 19 21 Then the leading priests said to Pilate, "Change it from 'The King of the Jews' to 'He said, I am King of the Jews.'"
John 19 22 Pilate replied, "What I have written, I have written. It stays exactly as it is."
John 19 23 When the soldiers had crucified Jesus, they divided his clothes among the four of them. They also took his robe, but it was seamless, woven in one piece from the top.
John 19 24 So they said, "Let's not tear it but throw dice to see who gets it." This fulfilled the Scripture that says, "They divided my clothes among themselves and threw dice for my robe." So that is what they did.
John 19 25 Standing near the cross were Jesus' mother, and his mother's sister, Mary (the wife of Clopas), and Mary Magdalene.
John 19 26 When Jesus saw his mother standing there beside the disciple he loved, he said to her, "Woman, he is your son."
John 19 27 And he said to this disciple, "She is your mother." And from then on this disciple took her into his home.
John 19 28 Jesus knew that everything was now finished, and to fulfill the Scriptures he said, "I am thirsty."
John 19 29 A jar of sour wine was sitting there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put it on a hyssop branch, and held it up to his lips.
John 19 30 When Jesus had tasted it, he said, "It is finished!" Then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.
John 19 31 The Jewish leaders didn't want the victims hanging there the next day, which was the Sabbath (and a very special Sabbath at that, because it was the Passover), so they asked Pilate to hasten their deaths by ordering that their legs be broken. Then their bodies could be taken down.
John 19 32 So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the two men crucified with Jesus.
John 19 33 But when they came to Jesus, they saw that he was dead already, so they didn't break his legs.
John 19 34 One of the soldiers, however, pierced his side with a spear, and blood and water flowed out.
John 19 35 This report is from an eyewitness giving an accurate account; it is presented so that you also can believe.
John 19 36 These things happened in fulfillment of the Scriptures that say, "Not one of his bones will be broken,"
John 19 37 and "They will look on him whom they pierced."
John 19 38 Afterward Joseph of Arimathea, who had been a secret disciple of Jesus (because he feared the Jewish leaders), asked Pilate for permission to take Jesus' body down. When Pilate gave him permission, he came and took the body away.
John 19 39 Nicodemus, the man who had come to Jesus at night, also came, bringing about seventy-five pounds of embalming ointment made from myrrh and aloes.
John 19 40 Together they wrapped Jesus' body in a long linen cloth with the spices, as is the Jewish custom of burial.
John 19 41 The place of crucifixion was near a garden, where there was a new tomb, never used before.
John 19 42 And so, because it was the day of preparation before the Passover and since the tomb was close at hand, they laid Jesus there.