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37 (A)He took along Peter and the two sons of Zebedee,[a] and began to feel sorrow and distress. 38 (B)Then he said to them, “My soul is sorrowful even to death.[b] Remain here and keep watch with me.” 39 (C)He advanced a little and fell prostrate in prayer, saying, “My Father,[c] if it is possible, let this cup pass from me; yet, not as I will, but as you will.”

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  1. 26:37 Peter and the two sons of Zebedee: cf. Mt 17:1.
  2. 26:38 Cf. Ps 42:6, 12. In the Septuagint (Ps 41:5, 12) the same Greek word for sorrowful is used as here. To death: i.e., “enough to die”; cf. Jon 4:9.
  3. 26:39 My Father: see note on Mk 14:36. Matthew omits the Aramaic ’abbā’ and adds the qualifier my. This cup: see note on Mk 10:38–40.