Jesus went out as usual to the Mount of Olives. His disciples followed him.
When they reached the place, Jesus spoke. "Pray that you won't fall into sin when you are tempted," he said to them.
Then he went a short distance away from them. There he got down on his knees and prayed.
He said, "Father, if you are willing, take this cup of suffering away from me. But do what you want, not what I want."
An angel from heaven appeared to Jesus and gave him strength.
Because he was very sad and troubled, he prayed even harder. His sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.
After that, he got up from prayer and went back to the disciples. He found them sleeping. They were worn out because they were very sad.
"Why are you sleeping?" he asked them. "Get up! Pray that you won't fall into sin when you are tempted."
While Jesus was still speaking, a crowd came up. The man named Judas was leading them. He was one of the Twelve. Judas approached Jesus to kiss him.
But Jesus asked him, "Judas, are you handing over the Son of Man with a kiss?"
Jesus' followers saw what was going to happen. So they said, "Lord, should we use our swords against them?"