The Garden of Gethsemane

36 (A)Then Jesus *came with them to a place called [a](B)Gethsemane, and *told His disciples, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” 37 And He took (C)Peter and the two sons of Zebedee with Him, and began to be grieved and distressed. 38 Then He *said to them, (D)My soul is deeply grieved, to the point of death; remain here and (E)keep watch with Me.”

39 And He went a little beyond them, and fell on His face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it is possible, let (F)this cup pass from Me; (G)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 (H)keep watch with Me for one hour? 41 (I)Keep watching and praying, so that you do not come into temptation; (J)the spirit is [b]willing, but the flesh is weak.”

42 He went away again a second time and prayed, saying, “My Father, if this cup (K)cannot pass away unless I drink from it, (L)Your will be done.” 43 Again He came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy. 44 And He left them again, and went away and prayed a third time, saying the same thing once more. 45 Then He *came to the disciples and *said to them, [c]Are you still sleeping and resting? Behold, (M)the hour [d]is at hand and the Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of sinners. 46 Get up, let’s go; behold, the one who is betraying Me is near!”

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 26:36 I.e., oil press
  2. Matthew 26:41 Or eager
  3. Matthew 26:45 Or Keep on sleeping for the time remaining and
  4. Matthew 26:45 Or has approached