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 (Traditional)

約翰福音 18:1-40


1耶穌禱告完畢,就帶著門徒渡過汲淪溪,進了那裡的一個園子。 2因為耶穌時常帶著門徒到那裡聚會,所以出賣耶穌的猶大也知道那地方。 3這時,猶大帶著一隊士兵以及祭司長和法利賽人的差役,拿著燈籠、火把和兵器來了。 4耶穌早就知道將要發生在自己身上的一切事,於是出來問他們:「你們找誰?」






8耶穌說:「我已經告訴你們我就是。你們既然找我,就讓這些人走吧。」 9這是要應驗祂以前說的:「你賜給我的人一個也沒有失掉。」



12千夫長帶著士兵和猶太人的差役上前把耶穌捆綁起來,帶了回去。 13他們押著耶穌去見亞那,就是那一年的大祭司該亞法的岳父。 14這個該亞法以前曾對猶太人建議說:「讓祂一個人替眾人死對你們更好。」


15西門·彼得和另一個門徒跟在耶穌後面。由於那門徒和大祭司認識,他就跟著耶穌來到大祭司的院子。 16彼得留在門外。後來,大祭司所認識的那個門徒出來對看門的女僕說了一聲,便把彼得也帶了進去。



18天氣很冷,奴僕和差役生了一堆火,站著烤火取暖,彼得也跟他們站在一起烤火取暖。 19此時,大祭司正在盤問耶穌有關祂的門徒和祂的教導之事。

20耶穌說:「我是公開對世人講的,我常在猶太人聚集的會堂和聖殿教導人,沒有在背地裡講過什麼。 21你何必問我呢?問那些聽過我講的人吧,他們知道我講過什麼。」






26一個大祭司的奴僕,就是被彼得削掉耳朵的那個人的親戚說:「我不是看見你和祂一起在園子裡嗎?」 27彼得再次否認。就在那時,雞叫了。


28黎明的時候,眾人從該亞法那裡把耶穌押往總督府,他們自己卻沒有進去,因為怕沾染污穢,不能吃逾越節的晚餐。 29彼拉多出來問他們:「你們控告這個人什麼罪?」



猶太人說:「可是我們無權把人處死。」 32這是要應驗耶穌預言自己會怎樣死的話。







38彼拉多說:「真理是什麼?」說完了,又到外面對猶太人說:「我查不出祂有什麼罪。 39不過按照慣例,在逾越節的時候,我要給你們釋放一個人。現在,你們要我釋放這個猶太人的王嗎?」