Mark 14:32-42 The Message (MSG)
32-34 They came to an area called Gethsemane. Jesus told his disciples, “Sit here while I pray.” He took Peter, James, and John with him. He plunged into a sinkhole of dreadful agony. He told them, “I feel bad enough right now to die. Stay here and keep vigil with me.”
35-36 Going a little ahead, he fell to the ground and prayed for a way out: “Papa, Father, you can—can’t you?—get me out of this. Take this cup away from me. But please, not what I want—what do you want?”
37-38 He came back and found them sound asleep. He said to Peter, “Simon, you went to sleep on me? Can’t you stick it out with me a single hour? Stay alert, be in prayer, so you don’t enter the danger zone without even knowing it. Don’t be naive. Part of you is eager, ready for anything in God; but another part is as lazy as an old dog sleeping by the fire.”
39-40 He then went back and prayed the same prayer. Returning, he again found them sound asleep. They simply couldn’t keep their eyes open, and they didn’t have a plausible excuse.
41-42 He came back a third time and said, “Are you going to sleep all night? No—you’ve slept long enough. Time’s up. The Son of Man is about to be betrayed into the hands of sinners. Get up. Let’s get going. My betrayer has arrived.”
Mark 14:32-42 The Passion Translation (TPT)
Jesus Prays in Gethsemane
32 Then Jesus led his disciples to an orchard called “The Oil Press.”[a] He told them, “Sit here while I pray awhile.” 33 He took Peter, Jacob, and John with him.[b] An intense feeling of great horror plunged his soul into deep sorrow and agony. 34 And he said to them, “My heart is overwhelmed with anguish and crushed with grief.[c] It feels as though I’m dying. Stay here and keep watch with me.”
35 He walked a short distance away, and being overcome with grief, he threw himself facedown on the ground. He prayed that if it were possible, he would not have to experience this hour of suffering. 36 He prayed, “Abba, my Father, all things are possible for you. Please—don’t allow me to drink this cup of suffering![d] Yet what I want is not important, for I only desire to fulfill your plan for me.”
37 Then he came back to his three disciples and found them all sound asleep. He awakened Peter and said to him, “Simon, are you asleep? Do you lack the strength to stay awake with me for even just an hour? 38 Keep alert and pray that you’ll be spared from this time of testing. For your spirit is eager enough, but your humanity is feeble.”[e]
39 Then he left them a second time and went to pray the same thing. 40 Afterward, he came back to the disciples and found them sound asleep, for they couldn’t keep their eyes open and they didn’t know what to say to him.
41 After praying for the third time, he returned to his disciples and awoke them again, saying, “Do you plan on sleeping and resting indefinitely? That’s enough sleep! The end has come and the hour has arrived[f] for the Son of Man to be handed over to the authority of sinful men. 42 Get up and let’s go. Don’t you see? My betrayer draws near.”
Mark 14:32-42 Disciples’ Literal New Testament (DLNT)
Jesus Waits And Prays In The Garden of Gethsemane
32 And they come to a place of which the name is Gethsemane. And He says to His disciples, “Sit here while[a] I pray”. 33 And He takes along Peter and James and John with Him. And He began to be alarmed[b] and distressed. 34 And He says to them, “My soul is deeply-grieved, to the point of death. Stay here and keep-watching”. 35 And having gone ahead a little, He was falling on the ground, and praying that if it is possible, the hour might pass from Him. 36 And He was saying, “Abba[c]! Father! All things are possible for You. Remove this cup from Me. But not what I want[d], but what You want ”. 37 And He comes and finds them sleeping. And He says to Peter, “Simon, are you sleeping? Were you[e] not strong-enough[f] to keep watch for one hour? 38 Keep watching, and be praying that[g] you may not come into temptation[h]. The spirit is willing[i], but the flesh is weak”. 39 And having gone away again, He prayed, having spoken the same thing[j]. 40 And again having come, He found them sleeping. For their eyes were being very-weighed-down. And they did not know what they should answer Him. 41 And He comes the third-time, and says to them, “Are you sleeping[k] and resting from now on? It is enough. The hour came. Behold— the Son of Man is being handed-over into the hands of the sinners. 42 Arise, let us be going. Behold— the one handing Me over has drawn-near”.