HEN Jesus had
spoken these words, he went forth with his disciples through the Kidron
valley, where was a garden, into the which he entered, and his
. .2 Now Judas also, which
betrayed him, knew the place: for Jesus ofttimes resorted thither with his
. .3 Judas then, having received
a band of soldiers and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees,
cometh thither with lanterns and torches and weapons.
. .4 Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign,
saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he: hold him fast.
. .5 And forthwith he came to Jesus, and said, Hail,
master; and kissed him.
. .6 And Jesus said
unto him, Friend, do that for which thou art come.
. .7 Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should
come upon him, went forth, and said unto them, Whom seek ye?
. .8 They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus
saith unto them, I am he. And Judas also, which betrayed him, stood with
. .9 As soon then as he had said unto
them, I am he, they drew backward, and fell to the ground.
. .10 Then asked he them again, Whom seek ye? And
they said, Jesus of Nazareth.
. .11 Jesus
answered, I have told you that I am he: if therefore ye seek me, let these
go their way:
. .12 Then came they, and laid
hands on Jesus and seized him.
. .13 And,
behold, one of them which were with Jesus stretched out his hand, and drew
his sword, and struck the servant of the high priest, and smote off his
. .14 Then said Jesus unto him, Put up
again thy sword into its place: for all they that take the sword shall
perish by the sword.
In that same hour said Jesus to the
multitudes, Are ye come out as against a thief with swords and staves for
to take me? I sat daily with you teaching in the temple, and ye laid no
hold on me.
. .16 Then all the disciples
forsook him, and fled.
. .17 And there
followed him a certain young man, having only a linen cloth upon his naked
body; and they laid hold on him:
. .18 But
he left the linen cloth, and fled from them naked.
And they that had laid hold on Jesus led him
away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were
. .20 And Simon Peter followed
Jesus, and so did another disciple: now that disciple was known unto the
high priest, and went in with Jesus into the court of the high
. .21 But Peter stood at the door
without. Then went out that other disciple, which was known unto the high
priest, and spake unto her that kept the door, and brought in
. .22 And the servants and officers
stood there, who had made a fire of coals; for it was cold: and they
warmed themselves: and Peter stood with them, and warmed himself.
. .23 Then saith the damsel that kept the door unto
Peter, Art not thou also one of this man's disciples? He saith, I am
. .24 Now Simon Peter stood and warmed
himself. They said therefore unto him, Art not thou also one of his
disciples? He denied it, and said, I am not.
.25 One of the servants of the high priest, being his kinsman whose
ear Peter cut off, saith, Did not I see thee in the garden with
. .26 Peter then denied again: and
immediately the cock crew.
. .27 And Peter
remembered the word which Jesus had said unto him, Before the cock crow,
thou shalt deny me thrice. And he went out, and wept bitterly.
. .28 The high priest then asked Jesus of his
disciples, and of his teaching.
. .29 Jesus
answered him, I spake openly to the world; I ever taught in the synagogue,
and in the temple, whither the Jews always resort; and in secret have I
. .30 Why askest thou me? ask
them which heard me, what I have said unto them: behold, they know what I
. .31 And when he had thus spoken, one
of the officers which stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand,
saying, Answerest thou the high priest so?
.32 Jesus answered him, If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the
evil: but if well, why smitest thou me?
.33 And they led Jesus away to the high priest: and there were
assembled all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes.
. .34 Now the chief priests and all the council
sought for witness against Jesus to put him to death; but found
. .35 For many bare false witness
against him, but their witness agreed not together.
. .36 And there arose certain, and bare false witness
against him, saying,
. .37 We heard him say,
I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and within three days
I will build another made without hands.
.38 But not even in this regard did their witness agree
. .39 And the high priest stood up
in the midst, and asked Jesus, saying, Answerest thou nothing? what is it
which these witness against thee?
. .40 But
he held his peace, and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked him,
and said unto him, Art thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?
. .41 But he said unto them, If I tell you, ye will
. .42 And if I also ask you, ye
will not answer me.
. .43 Then said they
all, Art thou then the Son of God? And he said unto them, Ye say that I
. .44 Then the high priest rent his
clothes, and saith, What need we any further witnesses?
. .45 Ye have heard the blasphemy: what think ye? And
they all condemned him to be worthy of death.
.46 And some began to spit on him, and to cover his face, and to
buffet him, and to say unto him, Prophesy: and the guards did strike him
with the palms of their hands.
Then led they Jesus from Caiaphas unto the
Praetorium: and it was early; and they themselves went not into the hall,
lest they should be defiled; but that they might eat the
. .48 Pilate then went out unto
them, and said, What accusation bring ye against this man?
. .49 They answered and said unto him, If he were not
a malefactor, we would not have delivered him up unto thee.
. .50 Then said Pilate unto them, Take ye him, and
judge him according to your law. The Jews therefore said unto him, It is
not lawful for us to put any man to death:
.51 Then Pilate entered into the Praetorium again, and called
Jesus, and said unto him, Art thou the King of the Jews?
. .52 Jesus answered him, Sayest thou this thing of
thyself, or did others tell it thee of me?
.53 Pilate answered, Am I a Jew? Thine own nation and the chief
priests have delivered thee unto me: what hast thou done?
. .54 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this
world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight,
that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from
. .55 Pilate therefore said unto him,
Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To
this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I
should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth
. .56 Pilate saith unto him, What
is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews, and
saith unto them, I find in him no fault at all.
.57 But they were the more fierce, saying, He stirreth up the
people, teaching throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee to this
. .58 Then said Pilate unto him,
Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee?
. .59 When Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked whether
the man were a Galilean.
. .60 And as soon
as he knew that he belonged unto Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him to
Herod, who himself also was in Jerusalem at that time.
Now when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceeding
glad: for he was desirous to see him of a long season, because he had
heard many things of him; and he hoped to have seen some miracle done by
. .62 And he questioned with him at
great length; but he answered him nothing.
.63 And the chief priests and scribes stood by and vehemently
. .64 And Herod with his
soldiers dealt with him contemptuously, and mocked him, and arrayed him in
a gorgeous robe, and sent him again to Pilate.
.65 And the same day Pilate and Herod were made friends together:
for before they were at enmity between themselves.
. .66 And Pilate, when he had called together the
chief priests and the rulers and the people,
.67 Said unto them, Ye have brought this man unto me, as one that
perverteth the people: and, behold, I, having examined him before you,
have found no guilt in this man touching the charges whereof ye accuse
. .68 No, nor yet Herod: for he sent
him again to us; and, lo, nothing worthy of death has been done by
. .69 I will therefore chastise him,
and release him.