When Jesus had spoken these words,
Ταῦτα εἰπὼν Ἰησοῦς
n he went out with his disciples
ἐξῆλθεν σὺν τοῖς μαθηταῖς αὐτοῦ
across o the brook Kidron, where there was a garden,
πέραν τοῦ χειμάρρου τοῦ Κεδρὼν ὅπου ἦν κῆπος,
which he and his disciples entered.
εἰς ὃν εἰσῆλθεν αὐτὸς καὶ οἱ μαθηταὶ αὐτοῦ.
δὲ καὶ Ἰούδας
who betrayed him,
ὁ παραδιδοὺς αὐτὸν
also knew p the place,
Ἤιδει τὸν τόπον,
for q Jesus often met there with his disciples.
ὅτι πολλάκις συνήχθη Ἰησοῦς ἐκεῖ μετὰ τῶν μαθητῶν αὐτοῦ.
r So Judas, went there
ὁ οὖν Ἰούδας
having procured a band of soldiers and some officers from the chief priests and the Pharisees,
λαβὼν τὴν σπεῖραν καὶ ἐκ τῶν ἀρχιερέων καὶ ἐκ τῶν Φαρισαίων ὑπηρέτας
went there with lanterns and torches and weapons.
ἔρχεται ἐκεῖ μετὰ φανῶν καὶ λαμπάδων καὶ ὅπλων.
Then Jesus, s knowing all that would happen to him,
Ἰησοῦς οὖν εἰδὼς πάντα τὰ ἐρχόμενα ἐπʼ αὐτὸν
came forward and said to them,
ἐξῆλθεν καὶ λέγει αὐτοῖς•
t “Whom do you seek?”
They answered him, “Jesus of Nazareth.”
ἀπεκρίθησαν αὐτῷ• Ἰησοῦν τὸν Ναζωραῖον.
Jesus said to them, “I am he.” 1
λέγει αὐτοῖς• ἐγώ εἰμι.
Judas, who betrayed him, was standing with them.
εἱστήκει δὲ καὶ Ἰούδας ὁ παραδιδοὺς αὐτὸν μετʼ αὐτῶν.
u When Jesus 1 said to them, “I am he,”
ὡς οὖν εἶπεν αὐτοῖς• ἐγώ εἰμι,
they drew back and fell to the ground.
ἀπῆλθον εἰς τὰ ὀπίσω καὶ ἔπεσαν χαμαί.
So he asked them again, t “Whom do you seek?”
πάλιν οὖν ἐπηρώτησεν αὐτούς• τίνα ζητεῖτε;
And they said, “Jesus of Nazareth.”
οἱ δὲ εἶπαν• Ἰησοῦν τὸν Ναζωραῖον.
Jesus answered, “I told you that I am he.
ἀπεκρίθη Ἰησοῦς• εἶπον ὑμῖν ὅτι ἐγώ εἰμι.
So, if you seek me,
εἰ οὖν ἐμὲ ζητεῖτε,
let these men go.”
ἄφετε τούτους ὑπάγειν•
v This was to fulfill the word that he had spoken:
ἵνα πληρωθῇ ὁ λόγος ὃν εἶπεν
“Of those whom you gave me I have lost not one.”
ὅτι οὓς δέδωκάς μοι οὐκ ἀπώλεσα ἐξ αὐτῶν οὐδένα.
Then Simon Peter, w having a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s servant 1
Σίμων οὖν Πέτρος ἔχων μάχαιραν εἵλκυσεν αὐτὴν καὶ ἔπαισεν τὸν τοῦ ἀρχιερέως δοῦλον
and cut off his right ear. (The servant’s name was Malchus.)
καὶ ἀπέκοψεν αὐτοῦ τὸ ὠτάριον τὸ δεξιόν• ἦν δὲ ὄνομα τῷ δούλῳ Μάλχος.
So Jesus said to Peter, “Put your sword into its sheath;
εἶπεν οὖν ὁ Ἰησοῦς τῷ Πέτρῳ• βάλε τὴν μάχαιραν εἰς τὴν θήκην•
x shall I not drink the cup
τὸ ποτήριον ὃ δέδωκέν μοι
that the Father has given me?”
ὁ πατὴρ οὐ μὴ πίω αὐτό;
So the band of soldiers and their captain and the officers of the Jews 1 arrested Jesus and bound him.
Ἡ οὖν σπεῖρα καὶ ὁ χιλίαρχος καὶ οἱ ὑπηρέται τῶν Ἰουδαίων συνέλαβον τὸν Ἰησοῦν καὶ ἔδησαν αὐτὸν
Structure: 1-2 give the setting and introduce the antagonist, Judas. 3-9 Jesus interaction with the crowd 10-11 Peter's futile response Explanation: Jesus leaves with his disciples to the garden. Judas knew that Jesus often there with his disciple and determined that is where he would be. Jesus is not hiding from the authorities. So he gathered together soldiers, some officers, chief priests and Pharisees to go after Jesus. They took lanterns and torches by which to see and weapons if they needed to use force. Did Judas really think that Jesus would fight his arrest? He had never displayed such aggression in the three years Judas traveled with Jesus and the disciples. Maybe he the disciples well enough that he was concerned about resistance (ie PEter). But Jesus knows all that is going to happen and addresses them head-on. He comes forward and asks, who do they seek? This is why he came, this is his moment of glory in which he will overcome human sin as that LAmb of God. He is no victim but trusts his Father that all is going according to plan (Acts 2:23; 4:28). God's sovereign purposes are fulfilled at the hands of sinful men. Even in their rebellion, evil, they unwittingly fulfill God's purposes! The crowd answers that they are looking for Jesus of Nazareth to which Jesus responds I am he. At this, they fell back to the ground, a response to Son's self-disclosure? So Jesus asks again, and they respond the same, Jesus reiterates that he is the one they look for and to let the disciples go thus fulfilling Scriptures. But PEter will not give in so easily, he pulls out a small sword and strikes the high priests servant and cuts off his ear. Jesus tells Peter to put the sword away, is He not going to drink the cup Father given him? WHat h not go to the cross? PEters actions are brash and useless and demonstrate that he and the disciples do not understand the necessity of Jesus' death, and that he has already consecrated himself to this end.