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THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO
JOHN

CHAPTER 18

C. Life's Process through Death and Resurrection
for Multiplication
18:1--20:13, 17

1. Delivering Himself in Voluntary Boldness
to Be Processed
18:1-11


1 When Jesus had said these things, aHe 1went forth with His disciples across the brook bKedron, where there was a garden, into which He entered as well as His disciples.

2 And Judas also, who was abetraying Him, knew the place, for Jesus often gathered there with His disciples.

3 Then Judas, having gotten the cohort and some attendants from the chief priests and Pharisees, came there with torches and lamps and weapons.

4 Jesus therefore, aknowing all the things that were coming upon Him, 1went forth and said to them, Whom do you seek?

5 They answered Him, Jesus the aNazarene. He said to them, 1bI am. And Judas also, who was betraying Him, was standing with them.

6 When therefore He said to them, I am, they drew back and fell to the ground.

7 Then again He asked them, Whom do you seek? And they said, Jesus the Nazarene.

8 Jesus answered, I told you that aI am; if therefore you seek Me, let 1these go away,

9 That the word might be fulfilled which He spoke, aOf those whom You have given Me, I have not lost one.

10 Then Simon Peter, having a asword, drew it and struck the slave of the high priest and bcut off his right ear; and the slave's name was Malchus.

11 Jesus therefore said to Peter, Put the sword into its sheath. The 1cup which the Father has given Me, shall I not drink it?


2. Examined in His Dignity by Mankind
18:12-38a

a. By the Jews according to God's Law
in Their Religion
vv.12-27


12 Then the cohort and the commander and the attendants of the Jews aseized Jesus and bound Him

13 And 1led Him away to Annas first; for he was the father-in-law of Caiaphas, who was high priest that year.

14 Now it was aCaiaphas who had advised the Jews that it was expedient for one man to die for the people.

15 And Simon Peter followed Jesus, as well as another disciple. And that disciple was known to the high priest, and he entered with Jesus into the court of the high priest;

16 But Peter stood at the door outside. Then the other disciple, the one known to the high priest, went out and spoke to the maid who kept the door and brought Peter in.

17 Then the maid who kept the door said to Peter, Are you not also one of this man's disciples? He said, aI am not.

18 Now the slaves and the attendants were standing there, having made a fire of coals, for it was cold, and they were warming themselves; and Peter also was with them, standing and warming himself.

19 The high priest then questioned Jesus concerning His disciples and concerning His teaching.

20 Jesus answered him, I have spoken openly to the world; I always taught in the synagogue and in the temple, where all the Jews come together, and I spoke nothing in secret.

21 1Why do you question Me? Question those who have heard Me, concerning what I spoke to them; behold, these know what I said.

22 And when He said these things, one of the attendants standing by aslapped Jesus, saying, Is that how You answer the high priest?

23 Jesus answered him, If I have spoken wrongly, testify concerning the wrong; but if rightly, why do you strike Me?

24 Annas then sent Him bound to Caiaphas the high priest.

25 Now Simon Peter was standing and warming himself. Then they said to him, Are you not also one of His disciples? He denied and said, I am not.

26 One of the slaves of the high priest, who was a relative of him whose ear Peter had cut off, said, Did I not see you in the garden with Him?

27 Then Peter denied again, and immediately a rooster crowed.


b. By the Gentiles according to Man's Law
in Their Politics
vv.28-38a


28 aThen they led Jesus from Caiaphas into the 1praetorium, and it was 2early morning. And they themselves did not enter into the praetorium, so that they would not be defiled, but might eat the passover.

29 Pilate therefore went outside to them and said, What accusation do you bring against this man?

30 They answered and said to him, If this man were not doing evil, we would not have delivered Him to you.

31 Pilate said then to them, You take Him and judge Him according to your alaw. The Jews said to him, It is not lawful for us to kill anyone,

32 That the aword of Jesus might be fulfilled which He spoke, signifying by what 1kind of death He was to die.

33 Pilate therefore entered again into the praetorium and called for Jesus. And he said to Him, You are the aKing of the Jews?

34 Jesus answered, 1Are you saying this of yourself, or did others tell you about Me?

35 Pilate answered, Am I a Jew? Your nation and its chief priests have delivered You to me. What have You done?

36 Jesus answered, My akingdom is not 1of this world. If My kingdom were 1of this world, My attendants would be struggling so that I would not be delivered to the Jews; but as it is, My kingdom is not from 2here.

37 Pilate said therefore to Him, So then You are a king? Jesus answered, You say that I am a king. For this I have been aborn, and for this I have come into the world, that I would testify to the 1btruth. Every one who is of the 1truth hears My voice.

38 Pilate said to Him, What is truth? And having said this, he again went out to the Jews and said to them, I find ano fault in Him.


3. Sentenced in Man's Injustice
by Blind Religion with Dark Politics
18:38b--19:16

39 But you have a custom that I release one man to you at the Passover. Is it your will therefore that I release to you the King of the Jews?

40 Then they cried out again, saying, Not this man, but Barabbas. Now Barabbas was a robber.