Matthew 26:36–45

The Garden of Gethsemane

36 aThen Jesus * came with them to a place called bGethsemane, and * said to His disciples, Sit here while I go over there and pray.”

37 And He took with Him aPeter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be grieved and distressed.

38 Then He * said to them, aMy soul is deeply grieved, to the point of death; remain here and bkeep 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 athis cup pass from Me; byet not as I will, but as You will.”

40 And He * came to the disciples and * found them sleeping, and * said to Peter, So, you men could not akeep watch with Me for one hour?

41 aKeep watching and praying that you may not enter into temptation; bthe spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

42 He went away again a second time and prayed, saying, My Father, if this acannot pass away unless I drink it, bYour 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, 1Are you still sleeping and resting? Behold, athe hour is at hand and the Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of sinners.

Read more