18Â When 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.
2Â Now Judas, who betrayed him, knew the place, because Jesus had often met there with his disciples. 3Â So 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.
4Â Jesus, knowing all that was going to happen to him, went out and asked them, â€œWho is it you want?â€
5Â â€œJesus of Nazareth,â€ they replied.
â€œI am he,â€ Jesus said. (And Judas the traitor was standing there with them.) 6Â When Jesus said, â€œI am he,â€ they drew back and fell to the ground.
7Â Again he asked them, â€œWho is it you want?â€
â€œJesus of Nazareth,â€ they said.
8Â Jesus answered, â€œI told you that I am he. If you are looking for me, then let these men go.â€ 9Â This happened so that the words he had spoken would be fulfilled: â€œI have not lost one of those you gave me.â€
11Â Jesus commanded Peter, â€œPut your sword away! Shall I not drink the cup the Father has given me?â€
12Â Then the detachment of soldiers with its commander and the Jewish officials arrested Jesus. They bound him 13Â and brought him first to Annas, who was the father-in-law of Caiaphas, the high priest that year.14Â Caiaphas was the one who had advised the Jewish leaders that it would be good if one man died for the people.
Peterâ€™s First Denial
15Â Simon Peter and another disciple were following Jesus. Because this disciple was known to the high priest, he went with Jesus into the high priestâ€™s courtyard, 16Â but 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.
17Â â€œYou arenâ€™t one of this manâ€™s disciples too, are you?â€ she asked Peter.
He replied, â€œI am not.â€
18Â It 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.
- June 3, 2013 Jesus Washes The Disciples Feet-Do We Serve Each Other In This Manner? (dailymannablog.wordpress.com)