Matthew 26:36–44


36 Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane,ab and he told the disciples, Sit here while I go over there and pray.” 37 Taking along Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be sorrowful and troubled.a 38 He said to them, I am deeply grievedA to the point of death. Remain here and stay awake with me.”b 39 Going a little farther,B he fell facedown and prayed, My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.”c

40 Then he came to the disciples and found them sleeping. He asked Peter, So, couldn’t you stay awake with me one hour? 41 Stay awake and pray, so that you won’t enter into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

42 Again, a second time, he went away and prayed, My Father, if thisC cannot passD unless I drink it, your will be done.”d 43 And he came again and found them sleeping, because they could not keep their eyes open.

44 After leaving them, he went away again and prayed a third time, saying the same thing once more.

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