While he was still speaking a crowd appeared with the man called Judas, one of the Twelve, at their head.
He came up to Jesus to kiss him; but Jesus said, “Judas, would you betray this son of Adam with a kiss?”
When his followers saw what was coming, they said, “Lord, shall we use our swords?” And one of them struck at the High Priest’s servant, cutting off his right ear.
But Jesus answered, “Let them have their way.” Then he touched the man’s ear and healed him. Turning to the chief priests, the officers of the Temple police, and the elders, who had come to seize him, he said, “Do you take me for a bandit, that you have come out with swords and cudgels to arrest me? Day after day, when I was in the Temple with you, you kept your hands off me. But this is your moment, the hour when darkness reigns!”
Then they arrested him, and led him away to the High Priest’s house.