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John 18:1-40

Jesus Arrested

1When he had finished praying, Jesus left with his disciples and crossed the Kidron Valley. On the other side there was a garden, and he and his disciples went into it.

2Now Judas, who betrayed him, knew the place, because Jesus had often met there with his disciples. 3So Judas came to the garden, guiding a detachment of soldiers and some officials from the chief priests and the Pharisees. They were carrying torches, lanterns and weapons.

4Jesus, knowing all that was going to happen to him, went out and asked them, “Who is it you want?”

5“Jesus of Nazareth,” they replied.

“I am he,” Jesus said. (And Judas the traitor was standing there with them.) 6When Jesus said, “I am he,” they drew back and fell to the ground.

7Again he asked them, “Who is it you want?”

“Jesus of Nazareth,” they said.

8Jesus answered, “I told you that I am he. If you are looking for me, then let these men go.” 9This happened so that the words he had spoken would be fulfilled: “I have not lost one of those you gave me.”18:9 John 6:39

10Then Simon Peter, who had a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s servant, cutting off his right ear. (The servant’s name was Malchus.)

11Jesus commanded Peter, “Put your sword away! Shall I not drink the cup the Father has given me?”

12Then the detachment of soldiers with its commander and the Jewish officials arrested Jesus. They bound him 13and brought him first to Annas, who was the father-in-law of Caiaphas, the high priest that year. 14Caiaphas was the one who had advised the Jewish leaders that it would be good if one man died for the people.

Peter’s First Denial

15Simon Peter and another disciple were following Jesus. Because this disciple was known to the high priest, he went with Jesus into the high priest’s courtyard, 16but Peter had to wait outside at the door. The other disciple, who was known to the high priest, came back, spoke to the servant girl on duty there and brought Peter in.

17“You aren’t one of this man’s disciples too, are you?” she asked Peter.

He replied, “I am not.”

18It was cold, and the servants and officials stood around a fire they had made to keep warm. Peter also was standing with them, warming himself.

The High Priest Questions Jesus

19Meanwhile, the high priest questioned Jesus about his disciples and his teaching.

20“I have spoken openly to the world,” Jesus replied. “I always taught in synagogues or at the temple, where all the Jews come together. I said nothing in secret. 21Why question me? Ask those who heard me. Surely they know what I said.”

22When Jesus said this, one of the officials nearby slapped him in the face. “Is this the way you answer the high priest?” he demanded.

23“If I said something wrong,” Jesus replied, “testify as to what is wrong. But if I spoke the truth, why did you strike me?” 24Then Annas sent him bound to Caiaphas the high priest.

Peter’s Second and Third Denials

25Meanwhile, Simon Peter was still standing there warming himself. So they asked him, “You aren’t one of his disciples too, are you?”

He denied it, saying, “I am not.”

26One of the high priest’s servants, a relative of the man whose ear Peter had cut off, challenged him, “Didn’t I see you with him in the garden?” 27Again Peter denied it, and at that moment a rooster began to crow.

Jesus Before Pilate

28Then the Jewish leaders took Jesus from Caiaphas to the palace of the Roman governor. By now it was early morning, and to avoid ceremonial uncleanness they did not enter the palace, because they wanted to be able to eat the Passover. 29So Pilate came out to them and asked, “What charges are you bringing against this man?”

30“If he were not a criminal,” they replied, “we would not have handed him over to you.”

31Pilate said, “Take him yourselves and judge him by your own law.”

“But we have no right to execute anyone,” they objected. 32This took place to fulfill what Jesus had said about the kind of death he was going to die.

33Pilate then went back inside the palace, summoned Jesus and asked him, “Are you the king of the Jews?”

34“Is that your own idea,” Jesus asked, “or did others talk to you about me?”

35“Am I a Jew?” Pilate replied. “Your own people and chief priests handed you over to me. What is it you have done?”

36Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jewish leaders. But now my kingdom is from another place.”

37“You are a king, then!” said Pilate.

Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. In fact, the reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.”

38“What is truth?” retorted Pilate. With this he went out again to the Jews gathered there and said, “I find no basis for a charge against him. 39But it is your custom for me to release to you one prisoner at the time of the Passover. Do you want me to release ‘the king of the Jews’?”

40They shouted back, “No, not him! Give us Barabbas!” Now Barabbas had taken part in an uprising.

Akuapem Twi Contemporary Bible

Yohane 18:1-40

Wɔkyere Yesu

1Yesu bɔɔ saa mpae yi wiei no, ɔne nʼasuafo no fii faako a wɔwɔ no kotwaa asu Kidron kɔɔ turo bi mu.

2Esiane sɛ na Yesu ne nʼasuafo no taa kɔ hɔ no nti, na Yuda a oyii no mae no nim hɔ. 3Asɔfo mpanyin ne Farisifo no somaa Yuda ne asraafo ne asɔredan mu awɛmfo a wokurakura akode ne akanea kɔɔ faako a wɔwɔ no.

4Yesu a na onim nea ɛbɛba ne so nyinaa no kohyiaa wɔn bisaa wɔn se, “Hena na mohwehwɛ no?”

5Wobuaa no se, “Yesu a ofi Nasaret no.”

Yesu ka kyerɛɛ wɔn se, “Me ni!” Na Yuda a oyii no maa no gyina hɔ bi. 6Yesu kae se, “Me ni” no, wopinpinii wɔn akyi na wɔhwehwee ase.

7Ɔsan bisaa wɔn bio se, “Morehwehwɛ hena?”

Na wobuae se, “Yesu a ofi Nasaret no.”

8Yesu buaa wɔn se, “Maka akyerɛ mo dedaw se me ni. Sɛ me na morehwehwɛ me de a, ɛno de, momma mʼasuafo no nkɔ.” 9Ɔkaa eyi nyinaa sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a nsɛm a wɔaka se, “Agya, wɔn a wode wɔn maa me no mu baako koraa nyerae” no bɛba mu.

10Saa bere no Petro a na okura afoa no twe de twaa ɔsɔfopanyin no asomfo no mu baako aso nifa. Saa akoa no din de Malko.

11Yesu ka kyerɛɛ Petro se, “Fa wʼafoa no san hyɛ faako a wotwe fii. Ɛnsɛ sɛ menom kuruwa a mʼAgya de ama me no ano ana?”

Yesu Gyina Anas Anim

12Asraafo no ne wɔn panyin ne asɔredan mu awɛmfo no kyeree Yesu, kyekyeree ne nsa, 13de no dii kan kɔmaa Anas a na nʼase ne Kaiafa a saa bere no na ɔyɛ Ɔsɔfopanyin no. 14Kaiafa na otuu Yudafo no fo se, eye sɛ onipa baako bewu ama ɔman no.

Petro Pa Yesu

15Simon Petro ne osuani baako dii Yesu akyi. Na osuani baako no yɛ obi a ɔsɔfopanyin no nim no yiye. Saa osuani no na onyaa kwan kɔɔ ɔsɔfopanyin no fi hɔ. 16Petro de, ɔkaa ɔpon no akyi. Saa osuani a na onim ɔsɔfopanyin no yiye no san bae, ne abaawa a na ɔhwɛ ɔpon no ano no bɛkasa maa Petro nyaa kwan kɔɔ mu.

17Abaawa a ogyina ɔpon ano no bisaa Petro se, “Wonyɛ saa onipa no asuafo no mu baako ana?”

Petro buae se, “Dabi.”

18Saa bere no na ɛyɛ awɔwbere, enti na asomfo no ne asraafo no asɔ gya a wɔreto. Petro nso kogyinaa hɔ too gya no bi.

Ɔsɔfopanyin No Bisa Yesu Nsɛm

19Ɔsɔfopanyin no bisaa Yesu nsɛm faa nʼasuafo no ne ne nkyerɛkyerɛ ho.

20Yesu buae se, “Mekaa me nsɛm nyinaa wɔ gua mu na mekyerɛkyerɛɛ wɔ asɔredan ne hyiadan mu a nnipa nyinaa hyia hɔ no. Menkaa asɛm biara wɔ kokoa mu. 21Adɛn nti na wubisa saa asɛm yi? Bisa wɔn a wotiee me no. Wɔn na wonim asɛm a mekae.”

22Yesu kaa saa no, awɛmfo no mu baako bɔɔ no sotɔre kae se, “Wo sɛɛ ne hena a wutumi kasa ɔsɔfopanyin anim saa?”

23Yesu buaa no se, “Sɛ maka asɛmmɔne bi a, ka asɛm a mekae no na obiara a ɔwɔ ha nte bi. Na sɛ asɛm a mekaa no nso yɛ nokware de a, adɛn nti na wobɔ me?” 24Afei, Anas ma wɔde Yesu a wɔakyekyere ne nsa no kɔɔ Ɔsɔfopanyin Kaiafa anim.

Petro Pa Yesu Bio

25Bere a Petro da so gyina hɔ reto gya no bi no, wɔn a na wogyina hɔ no mu bi bisaa no se, “Wo nso wonyɛ ɔbarima no asuafo no mu baako ana?”

Petro san bio sɛ, “Dabi, menka wɔn ho.”

26Ɔsɔfopanyin no asomfo no mu baako a na ɔyɛ nea Petro twaa nʼaso no busuani no nso bisaa no se, “Ɛnyɛ wo na na wo ne no wɔ turo no mu hɔ no?” 27Petro san san bio se, “Dabi.” Nʼano sii ara pɛ na akokɔ bɔnee.

Wɔde Yesu Kɔ Pilato Anim

28Wɔde Yesu fii Kaiafa fi de no kɔɔ Pilato ahemfi. Saa bere no na ɛyɛ anɔpahema. Esiane sɛ na Yudafo no mpɛ sɛ fi ka wɔn na wɔatumi adi Twam Afahyɛ aduan no bi nti, wɔankɔ hɔ bi. 29Pilato fii adi baa faako a na nnipa no wɔ no bebisaa wɔn se, “Bɔne bɛn na saa onipa yi ayɛ?”

30Nnipa no buaa no se, “Sɛ ɔnyɛɛ bɔne biara a anka yɛamfa no amma wʼanim ha.”

31Pilato ka kyerɛɛ wɔn se, “Mo ara momfa no nkɔ na momfa mo mmara so nni nʼasɛm.”

Yudafo no nso kae se, “Yenni tumi sɛ yekum obi.” 32Nea esii yi maa nsɛm a Yesu ka de kyerɛɛ owu ko a obewu no daa adi pefee.

33Pilato san kɔɔ nʼahemfi hɔ kobisaa Yesu se, “Wone Yudafo hene no ana?”

34Yesu nso bisaa no se, “Wo ara wʼadwene na wode rebisa me saa asɛm yi, anaasɛ nnipa bi na wɔaka me ho asɛm akyerɛ wo?”

35Pilato buaa Yesu se, “Wususuw sɛ meyɛ Yudani ana? Wo ara wo nkurɔfo ne wɔn asɔfo mpanyin na wɔde wo brɛɛ me. Dɛn na woayɛ?”

36Yesu buaa no se, “Mʼahenni nyɛ asase so ahenni; sɛ mʼahenni yɛ asase so ahenni a, anka mʼakyidifo bɛko agye me afi Yudafo mpanyimfo no nsam. Mereka bio se, mʼahenni nyɛ asase so ahenni.”

37Pilato see no sɛ, “Ɛno de, na woyɛ ɔhene ana?”

Yesu buaa no se, “Wo na wuse meyɛ ɔhene. Ade baako pɛ nti na wɔwoo me baa wiase ha, sɛ mimmedi nokware ho adanse. Obiara a ɔpɛ nokware no tie me.”

38Pilato bisaa no se, “Dɛn ne saa nokware no?” Afei Pilato fii adi kɔɔ Yudafo no nkyɛn kɔka kyerɛɛ wɔn se, “Minni asɛm biara a megyina so abu no fɔ. 39Nanso sɛnea mo Twam Afahyɛ amanne te no, afe biara moma migyaa odeduani baako ma mo. Mopɛ sɛ migyaa Yudafo hene no ma mo ana?”

40Yudafo no teɛteɛɛ mu se, “Dabi! Ɛnyɛ saa onipa yi. Gyaa Baraba ma yɛn!” Na saa Baraba yi yɛ ɔmammɔfo.