Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus
Interwoven Gospels

Now Judas, one of the twelve, having received the company of soldiers, and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees and scribes and elders of the people, cometh thither with lanterns and torches and weapons. And immediately, while Jesus was yet speaking behold Judas approacheth, and with him a great multitude with swords and clubs. Jesus, therefore, knowing all things that were coming upon Him, went forth and saith to them, "Whom seek ye?" They answered Him. "Jesus the Nazarene."

Jesus saith to them, "I am He," Now Judas also, who was betraying Him, was standing with them. When, therefore, He said to them, "I am He," they went backward and fell to the ground. Again therefore He asked them, "Whom seek ye?" And they said, "Jesus the Nazarene,' Jesus answered, "I told you that I am He. If then ye seek Me, let these go their way:" that the word might be fulfilled which He spake, "Of those whom Thou hast given Me, I lost not one." Now he that was betraying Him had given them a sign, saying, "Whomsoever I shall kiss, that is He; lay hold of Him and lead Him away securely." And when he was come, immediately he came to Jesus to kiss Him, and said, "Hail, Rabbi!" and kissed Him repeatedly.

But Jesus said to him, "Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss!" And those around Him, seeing what was about to happen, said, "Lord, shall we smite with the sword?" And behold, one of them that were with Jesus, Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it and struck the servant of the high priest and cut off his right ear. Now the servant's name was Malchus. Then Jesus answered and said, "Suffer ye thus far." And He touched his ear and healed him. Jesus therefore said to Peter, "Put up the sword into the sheath; for all who take a sword will perish by a sword. The cup which the Father hath given Me, shall I not drink it? Or thinkest thou that I cannot call upon My Father and He will even now send Me more than twelve legions of angels? How then should the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?"

Then Jesus said to Judas, "Friend, do that for which thou art come." Then they came and laid hands on Jesus and took Him. In that hour, Jesus said to the chief priests and captains of the temple and elders, and the crowds that were come against Him. "Have ye come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs, to arrest Me? When I sat daily with you in the temple teaching, ye stretched not forth your hands against Me; but this is your hour and the power of darkness. But all this hath come to pass that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled."

Then the disciples all left Him and fled. And a certain young man accompanied Him, having a linen cloth wrapped around his naked body, and they seized him; but leaving the linen cloth behind he fled from them naked.

Adapted from The Interwoven Gospels © Books for Living, Inc. Digital Edition by V. Gilbert Beers, © 2009 Bible Studio, LLC. Used by Permission.

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