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18:4 Jesus therefore, knowing all the things that were coming on him, went forth, and said to them, "Who are you looking for?"
18:5 They answered him, "Jesus of Nazareth." Jesus said to them, "I AM." Judas also, who betrayed him, was standing with them.
18:6 When therefore he said to them, "I AM," they went backward, and fell to the ground.
18:7 Again therefore he asked them, "Who are you looking for?" They said, "Jesus of Nazareth."
18:8 Jesus answered, "I told you that I AM. If therefore you seek me, let these go their way,"
18:9 that the word might be fulfilled which he spoke, "Of those whom you have given me, I have lost none."
18:11 Jesus therefore said to Peter, "Put up the sword into its sheath. The cup which the Father has given me, shall I not drink it?"
18:12 So the detachment, the commanding officer, and the officers of the Jews, seized Jesus and bound him,
18:14 Now it was Caiaphas who gave counsel to the Jews, that it was expedient that one man should die for the people.
18:20 Jesus answered him, "I spoke openly to the world. I always taught in synagogues, and in the temple, where the Jews always meet. I said nothing in secret.
18:21 Why do you ask me? Ask those who have heard me what I said to them. Behold, these know the things which I said."
18:23 Jesus answered him, "If I have spoken evil, testify of the evil; but if well, why do you beat me?"
18:24 Annas sent him bound to Caiaphas, the high priest.
18:27 Peter therefore denied again, and immediately the rooster crowed.
18:29 Pilate therefore went out to them, and said, "What accusation do you bring against this man?"
18:30 They answered him, "If this man weren`t an evildoer, we wouldn`t have delivered him up to you."
18:31 Pilate therefore said to them, "Take him yourselves, and judge him according to your law." Therefore the Jews said to him, "It is not lawful for us to put anyone to death,"
18:32 that the word of Jesus might be fulfilled, which he spoke, signifying by what kind of death he should die.
18:33 Pilate therefore entered again into the Praetorium, called Jesus, and said to him, "Are you the King of the Jews?"
18:34 Jesus answered him, "Do you say this of yourself, or did others tell it to you concerning me?"
18:35 Pilate answered, "Am I a Jew? Your own nation and the chief priests delivered you to me. What have you done?"
18:36 Jesus answered, "My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, then my servants would fight, that I wouldn`t be delivered to the Jews. But now my kingdom is not from here."
18:37 Pilate therefore said to him, "Are you a king then?" Jesus answered, "You say that I am a king. To this end have I been born, and to this end I have come into the world, that I should testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice."
18:38 Pilate said to him, "What is truth?" When he had said this, he went out again to the Jews, and said to them, "I find no basis for a charge against him.
18:39 But you have a custom, that I should release to you one at the Passover. Therefore do you desire that I release to you the King of the Jews?"