The Life and Teachings
of Jesus
A Restatement of the Gospels

XXXIX. The Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus

147. The Arrest of Jesus

        2Now Judas, who betrayed him, also knew the place; for Jesus often met there with his disciples. 3So Judas, procuring a band of soldiers and some officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, went there with lanterns and torches and weapons.
        43And Judas came, and with him a crowd with swords and clubs from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders. 44Now the betrayer had given them a sign, saying, “The one I shall kiss is the man; seize him and lead him away under guard.”
        4Then Jesus, knowing all that was to befall him, came forward and said to them, “Whom do you seek?”
        5They answered him, “Jesus of Nazareth.”
        Jesus said to them, "I am he.” 6When he said to them, “I am he,” they drew back and fell to the ground.
        47Judas was leading them. He drew near to Jesus to kiss him. 45And when he came, he went up to him at once, and said, “Master!” And he kissed him.
        48Jesus said to him, “Judas, would you betray the Son of Man with a kiss?”
        7Again he asked them, “Whom do you seek?”
        And they said, “Jesus of Nazareth.”
        8Jesus answered, “I told you that I am he; so, if you seek me, let these men go.”
        (Jn. 18:2–3; Mk. 14:43–44; Jn. 18:4–6; Lk. 22:47; Mk. 14:45; Lk. 22:48; Jn. 18:7–8) (continued)

Mk. 14:43  And Judas / And immediately, while he was still speaking, Judas (RSV) • came, and / came, one of the twelve, and (RSV)
Lk. 22:47  Judas was / While he was still speaking, there came a crowd, and the man called Judas, one of the twelve, was (RSV)
Lk. 22:48  Jesus / but Jesus (RSV)   (183:2–3/1972–4)