Gospel of John Chapter Eighteen

18.1 After Jesus spoke these words, he left with his disciples over the ravine of Kidron – where he entered a garden with his disciples.
18.2 And Judas – who was to have him arrested – knew that place, for Jesus had often met there with his disciples.
18.3 Then Judas, along with a detachment of soldiers from the chief priests and Pharisees, approached with lanterns, torches and weapons.
18.4 Thus Jesus, knowing everything that would happen to him, approached and said to them, "Whom do you seek?"
18.5 “Jesus of Nazareth,” they replied. He said to them, “I am he.” And Judas, who arranged for his arrest, was standing with them.
18.6 Thus after he said to them, “I am he,” they drew back and fell to the ground.
18.7 He then asked them again, “Whom do you seek?” And they said, “Jesus of Nazareth.”
18.8 Jesus replied, “I have told you that I am he: If you seek me, then let these others go on their way.”
18.9 This took place to accomplish his mission, as he had prayed, “Of those You have entrusted to me I lost no one.”
18.10 Then Simon Peter, who had a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s servant, cutting off his right ear. The servant’s name was Malchus.
18.11 Thus Jesus said to Peter, “Put your sword into the sheath: Should I not drink the cup the Creator has given me?”
18.12 Then the soldiers, the commander and Jewish officers arrested Jesus and bound him.
18.13 And they led him to Annas first: For he was the father-in-law of Caiaphas – who was the high priest that year.
18.14 Now it was Caiaphas who counseled the Jewish officials, saying it was expedient that one man should die on behalf of the people.
18.15 Simon Peter had followed Jesus along with another disciple. That disciple was known to the high priest, and entered with Jesus into the manor of the high priest.
18.16 But Peter stood at the door outside. So the other disciple who was known to the high priest spoke to the doorkeeper, and brought Peter in.
18.17 Then the woman who kept the door said to Peter, “Are you not also one of this man’s disciples?” He said to her, “I am not."
18.18 And the servants and officers stood and warmed themselves there – having made a fire of coals. Peter also stood there with them and warmed himself.
18.19 The high priest then questioned Jesus about his disciples and about his teachings.
18.20 Jesus answered him, “I spoke openly to the world. I always taught in the synagogues and the temple, where the Jewish officials gather. I spoke nothing in secret.
18.21 Why do you question me? Question those who heard what I said to them, for they know what I taught."
18.22 And after he said this, one of the officers who stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, “Is this the way you speak to the high priest?”
18.23 Jesus replied to him, “If I have spoken wrongly tell me what is wrong with it. But if correctly, why do you strike me?”
18.24 Then Annas sent him bound to Caiaphas the high priest.
18.25 Now Simon Peter remained there warming himself. So they said to him, “Are you not also one of his disciples?” He denied it, saying, “I am not.”
18.26 One of the servants of the high priest – a relative of the one whom Peter cut off his ear – said, “Did I not see you in the garden with him?”
18.27 Peter then denied it again. And immediately a rooster crowed.
18.28 Then they led Jesus from Caiphas into the palace. It was early, and they themselves did not enter into the palace so they would not be defiled – in order to eat at the Passover.
18.29 Thus Pilate came out to them and said, “What charges do you bring against this man?”
18.30 They replied, saying, “If this man were not a criminal we would not have delivered him to you.”
18.31 So Pilate said to them, “Take him yourselves and judge him according to your scripture.” The Jewish officials said to him, “We are not permitted to put anyone to death.”
18.32 This accomplished the teaching of Jesus where he spoke regarding the kind of death his body would meet.
18.33 Therefore Pilate entered again into the palace and summoned Jesus, saying to him, “Are you the leader of the Jews?”
18.34 Jesus answered, “Are you saying this on your own or did others tell you about me?”
18.35 Pilate replied, “Am I Jewish? Your own people and the chief priests have delivered you to me: What have you done?”
18.36 Jesus answered, “My authority is not of this material world. If my authority was of this world, then my follwers would have fought to prevent my arrest by the Jewish officials. As such, my authority is not from this realm.”
18.37 Pilate said to him, “So you are a leader?” Jesus answered, “You say I am a leader. The reason I was born and have appeared in the material world is to testify to the Truth. Everyone who abides in Truth hears my voice.”
18.38 Pilate said to him, “What is truth?” And after he said this, he went out again to the Jewish officials and said to them, “I find him not guilty.
18.39 But you do have a custom that I should release one to you at the Passover. Will you thus accept that I release to you the leader of the Jews?”
18.40 Then they shouted back, saying, “Not this man – but Barabbas.” For Barabbas was a thief.