John 18:10-27

A. 10 Then Simon Peter having a sword drew it,

B. and smote the high priest’s servant, and cut off his right ear.

B’. The servant’s name was Malchus.

A’. 11 Then said Jesus unto Peter, Put up thy sword into the sheath: the cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it?

A. From Annas to Caiaphas
12 Then the band and the captain and officers of the Jews took Jesus, and bound him, 13 And led him away to Annas first; for he was father in law to Caiaphas, which was the high priest that same year. 14 Now Caiaphas was he, which gave counsel to the Jews, that it was expedient that one man should die for the people.

B. Simon Peter – first denial
15 And Simon Peter followed Jesus,and so did another disciple: that disciple was known unto the high priest, and went in with Jesus into the palace of the high priest. 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. 17 Then saith the damsel that kept the door unto Peter, Art not thou also one of this man’s disciples? He saith, I am not.

C. Peter by the fire
18 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.

D. Jesus before the High Priest
a. 19 The high priest then asked Jesus of his disciples, and of his doctrine.

b.  20 Jesus 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. 21 Why askest thou me? ask them which heard me, what I have said unto them: behold, they know what I said.

a’. 22 And when he had thus spoken, one of the officers which stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, Answerest thou the high priest so?

b’. 23 Jesus answered him, If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil: but if well, why smitest thou me?

A’. From Annas to Caiaphas
24 Now Annas had sent him bound unto Caiaphas the high priest.

C’. Peter by the fire
25 And Simon Peter stood and warmed himself.

B’. Simon Peter – 2nd and 3rd denial
They said therefore unto him, Art not thou also one of his disciples? He denied it, and said, I am not.

26 One of the servants of the high priest, being his kinsman whose ear Peter cut off, saith, Did not I see thee in the garden with him? 27 Peter then denied again: and immediately the cock crew.

One thought on “John 18:10-27”

  1. Verses 15-16 may be set out as

    a. 15 And Simon Peter followed Jesus,

    b. and so did another disciple: that disciple was known unto the high priest,

    c. and went in with Jesus into the palace of the high priest.

    a’. 16 But Peter stood at the door without.

    b’. Then went out that other disciple, which was known unto the high priest, and spake unto her that kept the door,

    c’. and brought in Peter.

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