On John 18.13-27
AFTER THE PERSECUTORS, when Judas betrayed him, took the Lord into custody and bound him, who loved us and delivered himself up for us,1. and when the Father did not spare but delivered him up for us all,2. that one may understand that Judas is not praiseworthy for the usefulness of his betrayal but damnable for the willfulness of his wicked act, "They had led him away," as John the Evangelist relates, "to Annas first." Nor does he omit mention of the reason why it was so done: "For he was," he says, "father-in-law to Caiphas who was the high priest that year." "Now Caiphas," he says, "was he who gave the counsel to the Jews that it was expedient for one man to die for the people." And Matthew, since he wanted to relate it more briefly, properly recounts that he was led to Caiphas;3. for he was also taken first to Annas precisely because he was his father-in-law, and here one must understand that Caiphas himself wanted this to be done.4.
2. "But since Peter," he says, "followed Jesus and [so did] another disciple." Who this disciple is ought not to be rashly asserted since no mention is made. However it is usual for this same John thus to signify himself and to add, "whom Jesus loved."5."Now that disciple," he says, "was known to the high priest and went in with Jesus into the court of the high priest; but Peter stood at the door outside. The other disciple, there-____________________