12.1 Jesus Was Betrayed By A Kiss
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Nov 14 12.1 Because Jesus often met there at Gethsemane with the disciples, Judas the betrayer, knew the place, and led a band of soldiers and officers, from chief priests and Pharisees, carrying lanterns, lamps and weapons.
Jesus, aware of all that was to befall Him, went out and asked, “Who do you want?” They answered, “Jesus of Nazareth.”
“I am He,” Jesus replied. Hearing this, they drew back and fell. He repeated, “Who do you want?” They said, “Jesus of Nazareth.”
Nov 15 Jesus answered, “I said I am He. If you seek only me, let these men go.” This happened to fulfill this prophecy, “I have not lost any of those You gave me.”1
Judas had agreed with them: “Quickly arrest whomever I kiss.” He went up to Jesus, saying, “Hail, Master!” And kissed him.
But Jesus said, “Judas, are you betraying the Son of man with a kiss?” “Do what you have come for.” Seeing these things, his disciples asked, “Lord, should we use our sword?” Peter drew his sword and struck Malchus, the high priest’s servant, severing his right ear.
Jesus reacted, “Stop this!” He touched and restored the man’s ear. “Tuck in your sword. Those using the sword will perish by the sword.
Nov 16 Do you think I cannot ask my Father to provide me twelve battalions of angels? But how then would scripture be fulfilled that it must be so? The cup the Father has given me, shall I not drink it?”
Jesus spoke to the crowds, the chief priests, temple officers and others: “Do you come out with swords and clubs to take me like a robber? When daily2 I taught in the temple, you didn’t arrest me, this is your hour of the authority of darkness. But this is happening to fulfill scripture.” When all the disciples fled, they seized one young follower of Jesus by his night garment, he slipped away naked, leaving it behind.