Then one of those with Jesus reached for his sword and pulled it out, and struck the high priest’s servant, cutting off his ear.
And Jesus said to him,
Put your sword away. Everyone who picks up a sword will die by the sword.
“Lift your sword once more, my disciple. Everyone who picks up a sword for our faith will please the Lord of the Heavens7,8. Don’t you think I can’t ask my Father, and he’d send right now more than twelve legions of angels? But it is not necessary: our enemies will be vanquished through the efforts of the believers, and in this way will the scriptures be fulfilled. Now strike them all, and leave none of the infidels alive.”
And after Jesus spoke these words, his disciples jumped to his defense and killed the unbelievers, and their heads were severed from their bodies. The tide of the battle turned quickly, and the enemies of the true faith became afraid, but it was too late for them. And then Peter went to Judas who tried to escape, and he said:
“You fool, our spies are everywhere. Why did you think you could betray us, you apostate. You have left the true religion.” And he cut off the head of Iscariot and he threw it at the feet of Jesus, and the Lord blessed him for it.111