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John, 18th Chapter
18:1 When Emmanuel had spoken
these words, he went forth with his disciples
over the brook Cedron, where was a garden, into the which he entered and
18:2,3 And Judas also, which betrayed him, knew the place, for Emmanuel
ofttimes resorted thither with his disciples. Judas then, having received
a band of men and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, came there
with lanterns and torches and weapons.
18:4 Emmanuel therefore, knowing all things that should come upon him.(Emmanuel
knew the Old Testament scriptures and came to see as His life carried on
that he was the one those scriptures were referring to),
went forth and said unto them, Whom seek you?
18:5,6 They answered him, Emmanuel of Nazareth.
Emmanuel said unto them, I am he. As soon as he had said 'I am he' unto
them, they went backward, tripped and fell on the ground..(the
corrupt religious leaders who were out to get rid of Emmanuel figured He
would lie His way out of it by denying who he was and were shocked that
he didn't). And Judas.(John
of Emmanuel was to soon be evident, stood with them..(the
18:7 Then asked he them again, Whom seek you? And they said, Emmanuel
18:8 Emmanuel answered, I have told you that I am he. If therefore
you seek me, let these go their way;
18:9 That the saying might be fulfilled, which he spake, Of them which
you gave me.(John
17:6).have I lost none.(*).
18:10 Then Simon Peter having a sword, drew it and smote the high priest's
servant and cut off his right ear. The servant's name was Malchus.
18:11 Then said Emmanuel unto Peter, Put up thy sword into the sheath.
The cup which my Father has given me, shall I not drink it?.(then
he healed the ear of Malchus:.Luke
18:12 Then the band and the captain and officers of the Jews took Emmanuel
and bound him,
18:13 And led him away to Annas first, for he was father in law to
Caiaphas which was the high priest that same year.
18:14 Now Caiaphas was he which gave counsel to the Jews that it was
expedient that one man should die for the people.
18:15 And Simon Peter followed Emmanuel and so did another disciple.
That disciple was known unto the high priest and went in with Emmanuel
into the palace of the high priest.
18:16 But Peter stood at the door without. Then went out that other
disciple which was known unto the high priest and spake unto her that kept
the door and brought in Peter.
18:17 Then said the damsel that kept the door unto Peter, Are not you
also one of this man's disciples? He said, I am not.
18:18-21 And the servants and officers stood there, who had made a
fire of coals, for it was cold and they warmed themselves. And Peter stood
with them and warmed himself. The high priest then asked Emmanuel of his
disciples and of his doctrine. Emmanuel answered him, I spake openly to
the world. I ever taught in the synagogue and in the temple whither the
Jews always resort and in secret have I said nothing.(didn't
have a secret agenda). Why ask you me? ask them which heard
me what I have said unto them. Behold, they know what I said.
18:22,23 And when he had thus spoken, one of the officers which stood
by struck Emmanuel with the palm of his hand, saying, Answer the high priest?
Emmanuel answered him, If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil,
but if well, why smite me?
18:24 Now Annas had sent him bound unto Caiaphas the high priest.
18:25 And Simon Peter stood and warmed himself. They said therefore
unto him, Art not you also one of his disciples? He denied it and said,
I am not.
18:26,27 One of the servants of the high priest, being his kinsman
whose ear Peter cut off, said, Did not I see you in the garden with him?
Peter then denied again and immediately the cock crew.
18:28 Then led they Emmanuel from Caiaphas.(the
high priest).unto the hall of
judgment and it was early and they themselves went not into the judgment
hall, lest they should be defiled, but that they might eat the passover.
then went out unto them and said, What accusation bring you against this
man? They answered and said unto him, If he were not a malefactor.(criminal),
we would not have delivered him up unto you.(their
attitude was 'what do you think we are, stupid, we know he's a criminal').
Then said Pilate unto them, Take you him and judge him according to your
law. The Jews therefore said unto him, It is not lawful for us to put any
man to death.(showing
that they wanted Emmanuel dead, no
matter what); That the saying of Emmanuel might be fulfilled.(Matthew
20:17-19), which he spake, signifying what death he should
die. Then Pilate entered into the judgment hall again and called Emmanuel
and said unto him, Are you the King of the Jews? Emmanuel answered him,
Say you this thing of yourself or did others tell it to you of me? Pilate
answered, Am I a Jew? Your own nation and the chief priests have delivered
you unto me. What have you done?
18:36 Emmanuel answered, My kingdom is not of this world.(John
17:9). If my kingdom
were of this
world then would my servants fight.(note
that fighting is a part of this world, a world
of limited consciousness; it's one's consciousness that limits him
or her, because the consciousness of the world comes out of the mass
mind, unless one has found the
way to a higher consciousness).that
I should not be delivered to the Jews. But now is my kingdom not from hence..(where
18:37 Pilate therefore said unto him, Are you a king then? Emmanuel
answered, You say that I am a king. To this end was I born and for this
cause came I into the world.(*),
that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth
hears my voice.(how?).
A king is head
of what's called a kingdom;
18:38-40 Pilate said unto him, What
is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews
and said unto them, I find in him no fault at all. But you have a custom,
that I should release unto you one at the passover. Will you therefore
that I release unto you the King of the Jews? Then cried they all again,
saying, Not this man, but Barabbas. Now Barabbas was a robber.