New International Version

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.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

约翰福音 18:1-40


1耶稣祷告完毕,就带着门徒渡过汲沦溪,进了那里的一个园子。 2因为耶稣时常带着门徒到那里聚会,所以出卖耶稣的犹大也知道那地方。 3这时,犹大带着一队士兵以及祭司长和法利赛人的差役,拿着灯笼、火把和兵器来了。 4耶稣早就知道将要发生在自己身上的一切事,于是出来问他们:“你们找谁?”






8耶稣说:“我已经告诉你们我就是。你们既然找我,就让这些人走吧。” 9这是要应验祂以前说的:“你赐给我的人一个也没有失掉。”



12千夫长带着士兵和犹太人的差役上前把耶稣捆绑起来,带了回去。 13他们押着耶稣去见亚那,就是那一年的大祭司该亚法的岳父。 14这个该亚法以前曾对犹太人建议说:“让祂一个人替众人死对你们更好。”


15西门·彼得和另一个门徒跟在耶稣后面。由于那门徒和大祭司认识,他就跟着耶稣来到大祭司的院子。 16彼得留在门外。后来,大祭司所认识的那个门徒出来对看门的女仆说了一声,便把彼得也带了进去。



18天气很冷,奴仆和差役生了一堆火,站着烤火取暖,彼得也跟他们站在一起烤火取暖。 19此时,大祭司正在盘问耶稣有关祂的门徒和祂的教导之事。

20耶稣说:“我是公开对世人讲的,我常在犹太人聚集的会堂和圣殿教导人,没有在背地里讲过什么。 21你何必问我呢?问那些听过我讲的人吧,他们知道我讲过什么。”






26一个大祭司的奴仆,就是被彼得削掉耳朵的那个人的亲戚说:“我不是看见你和祂一起在园子里吗?” 27彼得再次否认。就在那时,鸡叫了。


28黎明的时候,众人从该亚法那里把耶稣押往总督府,他们自己却没有进去,因为怕沾染污秽,不能吃逾越节的晚餐。 29彼拉多出来问他们:“你们控告这个人什么罪?”



犹太人说:“可是我们无权把人处死。” 32这是要应验耶稣预言自己会怎样死的话。







38彼拉多说:“真理是什么?”说完了,又到外面对犹太人说:“我查不出祂有什么罪。 39不过按照惯例,在逾越节的时候,我要给你们释放一个人。现在,你们要我释放这个犹太人的王吗?”