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31 Then Jesus said to them, “You will all fall away because of me this night. For it is written, ‘I will (A)strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’ 32 But after I am raised up, (B)I will go before you to Galilee.” 33 (C)Peter answered him, “Though they all fall away because of you, I will never fall away.” 34 (D)Jesus said to him, “Truly, I tell you, this very night, (E)before the cock crows, you will deny me three times.” 35 (F)Peter said to him, “Even if I must die with you, I will not deny you!” And all the disciples said the same.

Jesus Prays in Gethsemane

36 (G)Then Jesus went with them (H)to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, “Sit here, while I go over there and pray.” 37 And taking with him (I)Peter and (J)the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be sorrowful and troubled. 38 Then he said to them, (K)“My soul is very sorrowful, even to death; remain here, and (L)watch[a] with me.” 39 And going a little farther he fell on his face (M)and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it be possible, let (N)this cup pass from me; (O)nevertheless, 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, could you not watch with me one hour? 41 (P)Watch and (Q)pray that you (R)may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” 42 Again, for the second time, he went away and prayed, “My Father, if this cannot pass unless I drink it, (S)your will be done.” 43 And again he came and found them sleeping, for (T)their eyes were heavy. 44 So, leaving them again, he went away and prayed for (U)the third time, saying the same words again. 45 Then he came to the disciples and said to them, “Sleep and take your rest later on.[b] See, (V)the hour is at hand, and (W)the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. 46 Rise, let us be going; see, my betrayer is at hand.”

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 26:38 Or keep awake; also verses 40, 41
  2. Matthew 26:45 Or Are you still sleeping and taking your rest?

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