Jesus Predicts Peter’s Denial(A)

31 Then Jesus said to them, (B)“All of you will (C)be [a]made to stumble because of Me this night, for it is written:

(D)‘I will strike the Shepherd,
And the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’

32 But after I have been raised, (E)I will go before you to Galilee.”

33 Peter answered and said to Him, “Even if all are [b]made to stumble because of You, I will never be made to stumble.”

34 Jesus said to him, (F)“Assuredly, I say to you that this night, before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times.”

35 Peter said to Him, “Even if I have to die with You, I will not deny You!”

And so said all the disciples.

The Prayer in the Garden(G)

36 (H)Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and said to the disciples, “Sit here while I go and pray over there.” 37 And He took with Him Peter and (I)the two sons of Zebedee, and He began to be sorrowful and deeply distressed. 38 Then He said to them, (J)“My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here and watch with Me.”

39 He went a little farther and fell on His face, and (K)prayed, saying, (L)“O My Father, if it is possible, (M)let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, (N)not as I will, but as You will.

40 Then He came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, “What! Could you not watch with Me one hour? 41 (O)Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. (P)The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

42 Again, a second time, He went away and prayed, saying, “O My Father, [c]if this cup cannot pass away from Me unless I drink it, Your will be done.” 43 And He came and found them asleep again, for their eyes were heavy.

44 So He left them, went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words. 45 Then He came to His disciples and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and resting? Behold, the hour [d]is at hand, and the Son of Man is being (Q)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 26:31 caused to take offense at Me
  2. Matthew 26:33 caused to take offense at You
  3. Matthew 26:42 NU if this may not pass away unless
  4. Matthew 26:45 has drawn near