They went to a place called Gethsemane, and Jesus said to his disciples, "Sit here while I pray."33
He took Peter, James and John1 along with him, and he began to be deeply distressed and troubled.
34"My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death,"2 he said to them. "Stay here and keep watch."35
Going a little farther, he fell to the ground and prayed that if possible the hour3 might pass from him.
36"Abba",a Father,"4 he said, "everything is possible for you. Take this cup5 from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will."637
Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. "Simon," he said to Peter, "are you asleep? Could you not keep watch for one hour?38Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation.7 The spirit is willing, but the body is weak."839
Once more he went away and prayed the same thing.
When he came back, he again found them sleeping, because their eyes were heavy. They did not know what to say to him.
Returning the third time, he said to them, "Are you still sleeping and resting? Enough! The hour9 has come. Look, the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.42Rise! Let us go! Here comes my betrayer!"
Just as he was speaking, Judas,10 one of the Twelve, appeared. With him was a crowd armed with swords and clubs, sent from the chief priests, the teachers of the law, and the elders.
Now the betrayer had arranged a signal with them: "The one I kiss is the man; arrest him and lead him away under guard."
Going at once to Jesus, Judas said, "Rabbi!"11 and kissed him.
The men seized Jesus and arrested him.
Then one of those standing near drew his sword and struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his ear.
48"Am I leading a rebellion," said Jesus, "that you have come out with swords and clubs to capture me?49Every day I was with you, teaching in the temple courts,12 and you did not arrest me. But the Scriptures must be fulfilled."1350
Then everyone deserted him and fled.1451
A young man, wearing nothing but a linen garment, was following Jesus. When they seized him,
he fled naked, leaving his garment behind.