After Jesus had spoken these words, he went out with his disciples across the Kidron
valley to a place where there was a garden, which he and his disciples entered. Now
Judas, who betrayed him, also knew the place, because Jesus often met there with his
disciples. So Judas brought a detachment of soldiers together with police from the
chief priests and the Pharisees, and they came there with lanterns and torches and
weapons. Then Jesus, knowing all that was to happen to him, came forward and asked
them, “For whom are you looking?”They answered, “Jesus of Nazareth”. Jesus replied, “I
am he”. Judas, who betrayed him, was standing with them. When Jesus said to them,
“I am he”, they stepped back and fell to the ground. Again he asked them, “For whom
are you looking?” And they said, “Jesus of Nazareth”. Jesus answered, “I told you that I
am he. So if you are looking for me, let these men go”. This was to fulfill the word that
he had spoken, “I did not lose a single one of those whom you gave me”. Then Simon
Peter, who had a sword, drew it, struck the High Priest’s slave, and cut off his right ear.
The slave’s name was Malchus. Jesus said to Peter, “Put your sword back into its sheath.
Am I not to drink the cup which the Father has given me?” ......

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