Jesus Foretells Peter's Denial

26 (A)And when they had sung a hymn, (B)they went out to (C)the Mount of Olives. 27 And Jesus said to them, “You will all fall away, for it is written, ‘I will (D)strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.’ 28 But after I am raised up, (E)I will go before you to Galilee.” 29 (F)Peter said to him, “Even though they all fall away, I will not.” 30 And (G)Jesus said to him, “Truly, I tell you, this very night, before (H)the rooster crows twice, you will deny me three times.” 31 But (I)he said emphatically, “If I must die with you, I will not deny you.” And they all said the same.

Jesus Prays in Gethsemane

32 (J)And they went (K)to a place called Gethsemane. And he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I pray.” 33 And he took with him (L)Peter and James and John, and began (M)to be greatly distressed and troubled. 34 And he said to them, (N)“My soul is very sorrowful, even to death. Remain here and (O)watch.”[a] 35 And going a little farther, he fell on the ground (P)and prayed that, if it were possible, (Q)the hour might pass from him. 36 And he said, (R)“Abba, Father, (S)all things are possible for you. Remove (T)this cup from me. (U)Yet not what I will, but what you will.” 37 And he came and found them sleeping, and he said to Peter, “Simon, are you asleep? Could you not watch one hour? 38 (V)Watch and (W)pray that you may not (X)enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” 39 And again he went away and prayed, (Y)saying the same words. 40 And again he came and found them sleeping, for (Z)their eyes were very heavy, and (AA)they did not know what to answer him. 41 And he came the third time and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and taking your rest? (AB)It is enough; (AC)the hour has come. (AD)The Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. 42 Rise, let us be going; see, my betrayer is at hand.”

Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus

43 (AE)And immediately, while he was still speaking, (AF)Judas came, one of the twelve, and with him a crowd with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders. 44 Now the betrayer had given them a sign, saying, “The one I will kiss is the man. Seize him and lead him away under guard.” 45 And when he came, he went up to him at once and said, (AG)“Rabbi!” And he (AH)kissed him. 46 And they laid hands on him and seized him. 47 But one of those who stood by drew his (AI)sword and struck the servant[b] of the high priest and cut off his ear. 48 And Jesus said to them, “Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs to capture me? 49 (AJ)Day after day I was with you in the temple (AK)teaching, and you did not seize me. But (AL)let the Scriptures be fulfilled.” 50 (AM)And they all left him and fled.

A Young Man Flees

51 And a young man followed him, with nothing but (AN)a linen cloth about his body. And they seized him, 52 but he left the linen cloth and ran away naked.

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Footnotes

  1. Mark 14:34 Or keep awake; also verses 37, 38
  2. Mark 14:47 Or bondservant

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