And while he yet spake, lo, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a mutitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and elders of the people.
Then Jesus said unto to him, "Put up again your sword into his place, for all they who take the sword shall perish with the sword.
"Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels? But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?" And he touched his ear and healed him.
In that same hour said Jesus to, the multitudes, "Are ye come out as against a thief with swords and staves for to take me? I sat daily with you teaching in the temple, and ye laid no hold on me. But all this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled."
Then all the disciples forsook him and fled. And they that had laid hold of Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the High Priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled.
Matthew 27: 47-57 Luke 22: 50-51
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