the account in all four versions and answer the questions that follow.
|45 Look, the hour is near, and the Son of Man is betrayed into the
hands of sinners. 46 Rise, let us go! Here comes my betrayer!"
47 While he was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, arrived.
With him was a large crowd armed with swords and clubs, sent from the chief
priests and the elders of the people.
48 Now the betrayer had arranged a signal with them: "The one
I kiss is the man; arrest him."
49 Going at once to Jesus, Judas said, "Greetings, Rabbi!" and
50 Jesus replied, "Friend, do what you came for." Then the men
stepped forward, seized Jesus and arrested him.
|42 Rise! Let us go! Here comes my betrayer!"
43 Just as he was speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, appeared.
With him was a crowd armed with swords and clubs, sent from the chief priests,
the teachers of the law, and the elders.
44 Now the betrayer had arranged a signal with them: "The one
I kiss is the man; arrest him and lead him away under guard."
45 Going at once to Jesus, Judas said, "Rabbi!" and kissed him.
46 The men seized Jesus and arrested him.
|47 While he was still speaking a crowd came up, and the man who
was called Judas, one of the Twelve, was leading them. He approached Jesus
to kiss him,
48 but Jesus asked him, "Judas, are you betraying the Son of
Man with a kiss?"
|2 Now Judas, who betrayed him, knew the place, because Jesus
had often met there with his disciples.
3 So Judas came to the grove, guiding a detachment of soldiers
and some officials from the chief priests and Pharisees. They were carrying
torches, lanterns and weapons.
4 Jesus, 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.)
6 When Jesus said, "I am he," they drew back and fell to the
7 Again he asked them, "Who is it you want?" And they said, "Jesus
8 "I told you that I am he," Jesus answered. "If you are looking
for me, then let these men go."
9 This happened so that the words he had spoken would be fulfilled:
"I have not lost one of those you gave me."
|51 With that, one of Jesus' companions reached for his sword,
drew it out and struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his
52 "Put your sword back in its place," Jesus said to him, "for
all who draw the sword will die by the sword.
53 Do you think I cannot call on my Father, and he will at once
put at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels?
54 But how then would the Scriptures be fulfilled that say it
must happen in this way?"
55 At that time Jesus said to the crowd, "Am I leading a rebellion,
that you have come out with swords and clubs to capture me? Every day I
sat in the temple courts teaching, and you did not arrest me.
56 But this has all taken place that the writings of the prophets
might be fulfilled."
|47 Then one of those standing near drew his sword and struck
the servant of the high priest, cutting off his ear.
48 "Am I leading a rebellion," said Jesus, "that you have come
out with swords and clubs to capture me?
49 Every day I was with you, teaching in the temple courts, and
you did not arrest me. But the Scriptures must be fulfilled."
|49 When Jesus' followers saw what was going to happen, they said,
"Lord, should we strike with our swords?"
50 And one of them struck the servant of the high priest, cutting
off his right ear.
51 But Jesus answered, "No more of this!" And he touched the
man's ear and healed him.
52 Then Jesus said to the chief priests, the officers of the
temple guard, and the elders, who had come for him, "Am I leading a rebellion,
that you have come with swords and clubs?
53 Every day I was with you in the temple courts, and you did
not lay a hand on me. But this is your hour--when darkness reigns.
|10 Then 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
11 Jesus commanded Peter, "Put your sword away! Shall I not drink
the cup the Father has given me?"
|56 Then all the disciples deserted him and fled.
||50 Then everyone deserted him and fled.
51 A young man, wearing nothing but a linen garment, was following
Jesus. When they seized him,
52 he fled naked, leaving his garment behind.
Matthew refers to a large crowd joining
Jesus in the garden. Who was in the crowd?
Who had sent this crowd?
When is this happening? How do you
How does Judas identify Jesus to the soldiers?
Look at John's account. Jesus takes
charge of the event by asking who the crowd is looking for. How does
the crowd react when he tells them who he is?
Who had the sword, and what was it used
What did Jesus do for the man's ear?
What happened to the disciples when Jesus
Why did the guards draw back and fall
down in John's account?
Identify the verses that indicate that
Jesus knew what was going to happen.
Why do you think Jesus asked his captors
about their swords and timing?
Jesus continued when the events got more
and more difficult. How can his resolution serve as an example to
What strengthened him to face this?