Jesus’ Betrayal and Arrest

47 (A)And while He was still speaking, behold, (B)Judas, one of the twelve, came [a]accompanied by a large crowd with swords and clubs, who came from the chief priests and elders of the people.

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  1. Matthew 26:47 Lit and with him

52 Then Jesus *said to him, “Put your sword back into its place; for (A)all those who take up the sword will perish by the sword. 53 Or do you think that I cannot appeal to My Father, and He will at once put at My disposal more than twelve [a](B)legions of (C)angels? 54 How then would (D)the Scriptures be fulfilled, which say that it must happen this way?”

55 At that time Jesus said to the crowds, “Have you come out with swords and clubs to arrest Me as you would against a man inciting a revolt? (E)Every day I used to sit within the temple grounds teaching, and you did not arrest Me. 56 But all this has taken place so that (F)the Scriptures of the prophets will be fulfilled.” Then all the disciples left Him and fled.

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  1. Matthew 26:53 A legion equaled 6,000 troops

39 And He went a little beyond them, and fell on His face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it is possible, let (A)this cup pass from Me; (B)yet not as I will, but as You will.” 40 And He *came to the disciples and *found them sleeping, and He *said to Peter, “So, you men could not (C)keep watch with Me for one hour? 41 (D)Keep watching and praying, so that you do not come into temptation; (E)the spirit is [a]willing, but the flesh is weak.”

42 He went away again a second time and prayed, saying, “My Father, if this cup (F)cannot pass away unless I drink from it, (G)Your will be done.”

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  1. Matthew 26:41 Or eager