Still Thursday evening
After Jesus prayed, Judas Iscariot arrives with a multitude of soldiers, high priests, Pharisees, and servants to arrest Jesus. In the Synoptic Gospels Judas identifies Jesus by the prearranged signal of a kiss. Matthew 26:47–50, Mark 14:43–45, Luke 22:47-48.
Both Matthew and Mark use the Greek verb kataphilein, which means to kiss firmly, intensely, passionately, tenderly, or warmly. According to Matthew, Jesus responded by saying: "Friend, do what you are here to do." ..................?This has caused speculation that Jesus and Judas were actually in agreement with each other and that there was no real betrayal.
Trying to protect Jesus, in John 18:10-11, Peter drew a sword and attacked a man named Malchus, the servant of the high priest, cutting off his ear. Jesus rebuked Peter and in Luke 22:51, healed the man’s ear with a touch. Nevertheless, the mob arrested Jesus and took Him to face trial, while the disciples scattered in fear for their lives.
Luke 22:47-53King James Version (KJV)
47 And while he yet spake, behold a multitude, and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and drew near unto Jesus to kiss him.
48 But Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss?
49 When they which were about him saw what would follow, they said unto him, Lord, shall we smite with the sword?
50 And one of them smote the servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear.
51 And Jesus answered and said, Suffer ye thus far. And he touched his ear, and healed him.
52 Then Jesus said unto the chief priests, and captains of the temple, and the elders, which were come to him, Be ye come out, as against a thief, with swords and staves?
53 When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched forth no hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.
John 18:2-12King James Version (KJV)
2 And Judas also, which betrayed him, knew the place: for Jesus ofttimes resorted thither with his disciples.
3 Judas then, having received a band of men and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, cometh thither with lanterns and torches and weapons.
4 Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should come upon him, went forth, and said unto them, Whom seek ye?
5 They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus saith unto them, I am he. And Judas also, which betrayed him, stood with them.
6 As soon then as he had said unto them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground.
7 Then asked he them again, Whom seek ye? And they said, Jesus of Nazareth.
8 Jesus answered, I have told you that I am he: if therefore ye seek me, let these go their way:
9 That the saying might be fulfilled, which he spake, Of them which thou gavest me have I lost none.
10 Then Simon Peter having a sword drew it, and smote the high priest's servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant's name was Malchus.
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?
12 Then the band and the captain and officers of the Jews took Jesus, and bound him,