John 18 ©
Judas betrayeth Jesus: the officers and soldiers at Christ's word fall to the ground: Peter cutteth off Malchus' ear: Jesus is led bound to Annas and Caiaphas: Peter denieth him: Jesus is examined by the high priest, and struck by one of the officers: Peter denieth him the second and third time: Jesus brought before Pilate, and examined, confesseth his kingdom not to be of this world: Pilate testifying his innocence, and offering to release him, the Jews prefer Barabbas.
Then asked he them again, Whom seek ye? And they said, Jesus of Nazareth.
rNow Caiaphas was he, which gave counsel to the Jews, that it was expedient that one man should die for the people.
Then saith the *damsel that kept the door unto Peter, Art not thou also one of this man's disciples? He saith, I am not.
¶hThen led they Jesus from Caiaphas unto 3the hall of judgment: and it was iearly; jand they themselves went not into the judgment hall, lest they should be defiled; but kthat they might eat the passover.
Pilate then went out unto them, and said, What accusation bring ye against this man?
They answered and said unto him, If he were not a *malefactor, we would not have delivered him up unto thee.
Jesus answered him, Sayest thou this thing of thyself, or did others tell it thee of me?
rJesus answered, sMy kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were tof this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not ube delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.
Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, vThou sayest that I am a king. wTo this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should xbear witness unto the truth. Every one that is yof the truth heareth my voice.