1 When Jesus had spoken these words, He went out with His disciples over the Brook Kidron, where there was a garden, which He and His disciples entered.
2 And Judas, who betrayed Him, also knew the place; for Jesus often met there with His disciples.
3 Then Judas, having received a detachment of troops, and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, came there with lanterns, torches, and weapons.
4 Jesus therefore, knowing all things that would come upon Him, went forward and said to them, "Whom are you seeking?"
5 They answered Him, "Jesus of Nazareth."Jesus said to them, "I am He." And Judas, who betrayed Him, also stood with them.
6 Now when He said to them, "I am He," they drew back and fell to the ground.
7 Then He asked them again, "Whom are you seeking?"And they said, "Jesus of Nazareth."
8 Jesus answered, "I have told you that I am He. Therefore, if you seek Me, let these go their way,"
9 that the saying might be fulfilled which He spoke, "Of those whom You gave Me I have lost none."
John doesn't mention Jesus' agony in the garden because the theme of his gospel was the Son of God — deity.
Kidron (v. 1) = (Cedron) the black torrent. David wept at Kidron (2 Samuel 15:23) when Absalom rebelled.
detachment of troops (v. 3) — Roman soldiers
officers (v. 3) — temple police.
There were perhaps several hundred of these men (Matthew 26:47), both Jews and Gentiles, perhaps in case He used His power?
Jesus met the mob (v. 4) His hour had come. He hid on previous occasions (John 8:59; John 12:36) when His time had not yet come.
I am He (v. 6) — literally "I AM" as in John 4:26 and John 8:58. It was this very thing — His claim to be Jehovah — that drew their hatred. None could keep their feet in the face of His statement — proving that He could have easily prevented what occurred (Psalm 27:2; Philippians 2:10-11).
The crowd came to arrest Him, but He was asking the questions!
I have lost none (v. 9) — from John 6:39; 17:12. Jesus commanded the soldiers to leave the disciples alone.