The Arrest

April 16, 2023

Book: John

Scripture: John 18:1-11

When Jesus had spoken these words, he went out
with his disciples across the brook Kidron, where
there was a garden, which he and his disciples
entered. Now Judas, who betrayed him, also
knew the place, for Jesus often met there with his
disciples. So Judas, having procured a band of
soldiers and some officers from the chief priests and
the Pharisees, went there with lanterns and torches
and weapons. Then Jesus, knowing all that would
happen to him, came forward and said to
them, “Whom do you seek?” They answered him,
“Jesus of Nazareth.” Jesus said to them, “I am
he.”[a] Judas, who betrayed him, was standing with
them. When Jesus[b] said to them, “I am he,” they
drew back and fell to the ground. So he asked them
again, “Whom do you seek?” And they said, “Jesus of
Nazareth.” Jesus answered, “I told you that I am he.
So, if you seek me, let these men go.” This was to
fulfill the word that he had spoken: “Of those whom
you gave me I have lost not one.” Then Simon
Peter, having a sword, drew it and struck the high
priest’s servant[c] and cut off his right ear. (The
servant’s name was Malchus.) So Jesus said to
Peter, “Put your sword into its sheath; shall I not
drink the cup that the Father has given me?”