Jesus replied to Peter, "I can guarantee this truth: Before a rooster crows tonight, you will say three times that you don't know me."
Peter told him, "Even if I have to die with you, I'll never say that I don't know you!" All the other disciples said the same thing.
Then Jesus went with the disciples to a place called Gethsemane. He said to them, "Stay here while I go over there and pray."
He took Peter and Zebedee's two sons with him. He was beginning to feel deep anguish.
Then he said to them, "My anguish is so great that I feel as if I'm dying. Wait here, and stay awake with me."
After walking a little farther, he quickly bowed with his face to the ground and prayed, "Father, if it's possible, let this cup [of suffering] be taken away from me. But let your will be done rather than mine."
When he went back to the disciples, he found them asleep. He said to Peter, "Couldn't you stay awake with me for one hour?
Stay awake, and pray that you won't be tempted. You want to do what's right, but you're weak."
Then he went away a second time and prayed, "Father, if this cup cannot be taken away unless I drink it, let your will be done."
He found them asleep again because they couldn't keep their eyes open.
After leaving them again, he went away and prayed the same prayer a third time.