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Jesus arrested in the Garden of Gethsemane

 Matthew 26:47-56 (New International Version, ©2011)


 47 While He (Jesus) was still speaking (in the Garden of Gethsemane), Judas, one of the Twelve, arrived. With him was a large crowd armed with swords and clubs, sent from the chief priests and the elders of the people. 48 Now the betrayer had arranged a signal with them: “The one I kiss is the man; arrest him.” 49 Going at once to Jesus, Judas said, “Greetings, Rabbi!” and kissed him.  50 Jesus replied, “Do what you came for, friend.”    Then the men stepped forward, seized Jesus and arrested him. 51 With that, one of Jesus’ companions reached for his sword, drew it out and struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his ear. 52 “Put your sword back in its place,” Jesus said to him, “for all who draw the sword will die by the sword. 53 Do you think I cannot call on my Father, and he will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels? 54 But how then would the Scriptures be fulfilled that say it must happen in this way?” 55 In that hour Jesus said to the crowd, “Am I leading a rebellion, that you have come out with swords and clubs to capture me? Every day I sat in the temple courts teaching, and you did not arrest me. 56 But this has all taken place that the writings of the prophets might be fulfilled.” Then all the disciples deserted him and fled.


Use the text to help fill in the missing words.


One of the disciples named  approached  in the Garden of . He had a large   with him and they were carrying  and  . The crowd had been sent by the  priests and the  of the people. Judas said to Jesus, "Greetings !" and then he  Jesus. The men who were with Judas then stepped forward, seized and   Jesus. A companion of Jesus drew his  and then struck a  of the high , cutting off his . Jesus told his companion to put his sword away because things had to happen this way in order for the  to be fulfilled.


Choose the correct answer.


1. The betrayers name was

Peter       Judas         Thomas       John


2. The signal that would betray Jesus was

a handshake           a nod          an embrace        a kiss   


3. Jesus called Judas a

friend       traitor          enemy         liar


4. Jesus told his companion to put away his sword because

"for all who draw the sshield will die by the shield".

"for all who draw the sword will survive by the sword".

"for all who draw the sword will die by the sword".

none of the above


5. Jesus said that he could call on his father to...

strike Judas down.

send angels to protect Him.

send the crowd away.

strike the chief priests down


Complete the crossword. All the words are in the text above.


1 6
3 5
1 An old-fashioned way of saying 'hello'.
2.A person who reports someone that they are   meant to be protecting.
3. Jewish title for a priest
4. Another words for 'armies'.
5. Someone who 'runs away' has ____.
6. If you grab someone violently, you have _____ them.
7. To give someone a sign.

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