John 18:4
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New International Version
Jesus, knowing all that was going to happen to him, went out and asked them, "Who is it you want?"

New Living Translation
Jesus fully realized all that was going to happen to him, so he stepped forward to meet them. "Who are you looking for?" he asked.

English Standard Version
Then Jesus, knowing all that would happen to him, came forward and said to them, “Whom do you seek?”

Berean Study Bible
Jesus, knowing all that was coming upon Him, stepped forward and asked them, "Who are you looking for?"

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore Jesus, knowing all things that are coming upon Him, having gone forth, also said to them, "Whom do you seek?"

New American Standard Bible
So Jesus, knowing all the things that were coming upon Him, went forth and said to them, "Whom do you seek?"

King James Bible
Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should come upon him, went forth, and said unto them, Whom seek ye?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Jesus, knowing everything that was about to happen to Him, went out and said to them, "Who is it you're looking for?""

International Standard Version
Then Jesus, knowing everything that was going to happen, went forward and asked them, "Who are you looking for?"

NET Bible
Then Jesus, because he knew everything that was going to happen to him, came and asked them, "Who are you looking for?"

New Heart English Bible
Jesus therefore, knowing all the things that were happening to him, went forth, and said to them, "Who are you looking for?"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But Yeshua, because he knew all these things had come upon him, went out and said to them, “Whom are you seeking?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus knew everything that was going to happen to him. So he went to meet them and asked, "Who are you looking for?"

New American Standard 1977
Jesus therefore, knowing all the things that were coming upon Him, went forth, and said to them, “Whom do you seek?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Jesus therefore, knowing all the things that should come upon him, went forth, and said unto them, Whom seek ye?

King James 2000 Bible
Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should come upon him, went forth, and said unto them, Whom seek you?

American King James Version
Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should come on him, went forth, and said to them, Whom seek you?

American Standard Version
Jesus therefore, knowing all the things that were coming upon him, went forth, and saith unto them, Whom seek ye?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should come upon him, went forth, and said to them: Whom seek ye?

Darby Bible Translation
Jesus therefore, knowing all things that were coming upon him, went forth and said to them, Whom seek ye?

English Revised Version
Jesus therefore, knowing all the things that were coming upon him, went forth, and saith unto them, Whom seek ye?

Webster's Bible Translation
Jesus therefore, knowing all things that were coming upon him, went forth, and said to them, Whom seek ye?

Weymouth New Testament
Jesus therefore, knowing all that was about to befall Him, went out to meet them. "Who are you looking for?" He asked them.

World English Bible
Jesus therefore, knowing all the things that were happening to him, went forth, and said to them, "Who are you looking for?"

Young's Literal Translation
Jesus, therefore, knowing all things that are coming upon him, having gone forth, said to them, 'Whom do ye seek?'
Study Bible
The Betrayal of Jesus
3So Judas brought a band of soldiers and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees. They arrived at the garden carrying lanterns, torches, and weapons. 4Jesus, knowing all that was coming upon Him, stepped forward and asked them, “Who are you looking for?” 5“Jesus of Nazareth,” they answered. Jesus said, “I am He.” And Judas His betrayer was standing there with them.…
Cross References
John 6:64
However, there are some of you who do not believe." (For Jesus had known from the beginning which of them did not believe and who would betray Him.)

John 13:1
It was now just before the Passover Feast, and Jesus knew that His hour had come to leave this world and return to the Father. Having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the very end.

John 13:11
For He knew who would betray Him. That is why He said, "Not all of you are clean."

John 18:5
"Jesus of Nazareth," they answered. Jesus said, "I am He." And Judas His betrayer was standing there with them.

John 18:7
So He asked them again, "Who are you looking for?" "Jesus of Nazareth," they answered.
Treasury of Scripture

Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should come on him, went forth, and said to them, Whom seek you?

knowing.

John 10:17,18 Therefore does my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that …

John 13:1 Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour …

John 19:28 After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, …

Matthew 16:21 From that time forth began Jesus to show to his disciples, how that …

Matthew 17:22,23 And while they stayed in Galilee, Jesus said to them, The Son of …

Matthew 20:18,19 Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be betrayed …

Matthew 26:2,21,31 You know that after two days is the feast of the passover, and the …

Mark 10:33,34 Saying, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be …

Luke 18:31-33 Then he took to him the twelve, and said to them, Behold, we go up …

Luke 24:6,7,44 He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spoke to you when he …

Acts 2:28 You have made known to me the ways of life; you shall make me full …

Acts 4:24-28 And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with …

Acts 20:22-23 And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit to Jerusalem, not knowing …

Whom.

1 Kings 18:10,14-18 As the LORD your God lives, there is no nation or kingdom, where …

Nehemiah 6:11 And I said, Should such a man as I flee? and who is there, that, …

Psalm 3:6 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves …

Psalm 27:3 Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: …

Proverbs 28:1 The wicked flee when no man pursues: but the righteous are bold as a lion.

1 Peter 4:1 For as much then as Christ has suffered for us in the flesh, arm …

(4) Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should come (better, were coming) upon him.--Comp. Matthew 26:45.

Went forth, and said unto them, Whom seek ye?--i.e., probably, went forth from the garden itself. (Comp. Note on John 18:26.) Other possible interpretations are, "went forth from the depth of the garden;" or, "went forth from the circle of the disciples standing round;" or, "went forth from the shade of the tree into the moonlight." For the word, comp. John 18:1, and Matthew 14:14). The kiss of Judas, mentioned in all the earlier Gospels, must be placed here between "went forth" and "said unto them."

For the question, comp. Matthew 26:50. Jesus will boldly face the danger, and direct it upon Himself, that the disciples may be saved from it (John 18:8).

Verse 4. - Jesus then - the οϋν implies that our Lord discerned the approach of the hostile band - knowing all the things that were coming upon him - in full consciousness of his position, and in voluntary sacrifice of himself to the will of God and the purpose of his mission - went forth; i.e. from the garden enclosure - see Ver. 1 - (say Meyer and Godet); from the recesses of the garden or the garden-house (say others); partly in consequence of the language of the kinsman of Maichus," Did I not see thee in the garden?" But this is perfectly compatible with the obvious fact that the eight disciples and the favored three should have shrunk behind our Lord when he calmly emerged from the entrance to the garden, and that their position would be thus sufficiently indicated. It is remarkable that John, who has been accused of personal malice to Judas (i.e. by those who, like Renan, admit, to a certain extent, the Johan-nine authorship), does not refer to the traitor's kiss. This well-attested and traditionally sustained incident is not excluded by the narrative before us - indeed, the second reference to Judas seems to imply something special in his conduct, which is needed to account for it. We can hardly suppose that it could have taken place before the Lord Jesus had uttered his solemn word, but it may easily have occurred as the first answer to his summons. And saith unto them, Whom seek ye? Jesus therefore knowing all things,.... As being the omniscient God, so his knowledge reaches to all persons and things, without any limitation, and restriction; though here it has a regard to all the things,

that should come upon him; even all the sufferings he should endure, which were all determined by God; agreed to by him, in the covenant of grace; predicted in the Old Testament, and foretold by himself: he knew all the circumstances that would attend his sufferings, as that he should be betrayed by Judas; be forsaken by the rest of his disciples; that the Jews would give him gall and vinegar in his thirst; and the soldiers part his garments among them: he knew the time of his sufferings; and that it was now at hand; and that Judas and his company were not far off: and therefore, went forth out of the garden, or at least from that part of it where he was, and his disciples with him: this was done to show his willingness to suffer; he

went forth of his own accord; he did not hide himself in the garden, as the first Adam did: he did not stay till those that sought his life came up to him: he went forth, not to make his escape from them, but to meet them, and make himself known unto them;

and said unto them; whom seek ye? this question was put, not out of ignorance; for he knew full well who they were seeking after: nor with a design to deceive them, and make his escape; but to show that he was not afraid of them, and that they could not have known him, nor have taken him, had he not made himself known; and offered himself to them; and which makes it appear, that he was willingly apprehended by them, and voluntarily suffered. 4-9. Jesus … knowing all things that should come—were coming.

upon him, went forth—from the shade of the trees, probably, into open view, indicating His sublime preparedness to meet His captors.

Whom seek ye?—partly to prevent a rush of the soldiery upon the disciples [Bengel]; and see Mr 14:51, 52, as showing a tendency to this: but still more as part of that courage and majesty which so overawed them. He would not wait to be taken.18:1-12 Sin began in the garden of Eden, there the curse was pronounced, there the Redeemer was promised; and in a garden that promised Seed entered into conflict with the old serpent. Christ was buried also in a garden. Let us, when we walk in our gardens, take occasion from thence to mediate on Christ's sufferings in a garden. Our Lord Jesus, knowing all things that should come upon him, went forth and asked, Whom seek ye? When the people would have forced him to a crown, he withdrew, ch.
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