Jesus left the city and went, as he usually did, to the Mount of Olives; and the disciples went with him.
When he arrived at the place, he said to them, "Pray that you will not fall into temptation."
Then he went off from them about the distance of a stone's throw and knelt down and prayed.
"Father," he said, "if you will, take this cup of suffering away from me. Not my will, however, but your will be done."
An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him.
In great anguish he prayed even more fervently; his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground. a45
Rising from his prayer, he went back to the disciples and found them asleep, worn out by their grief.
He said to them, "Why are you sleeping? Get up and pray that you will not fall into temptation."
Jesus was still speaking when a crowd arrived, led by Judas, one of the twelve disciples. He came up to Jesus to kiss him.
But Jesus said, "Judas, is it with a kiss that you betray the Son of Man?"
When the disciples who were with Jesus saw what was going to happen, they asked, "Shall we use our swords, Lord?"