Then they sang a hymn and went out to the Mount of Olives.
31"Tonight all of you will desert me," Jesus told them. "For the Scriptures say, 'God a will strike the Shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.' b32But after I have been raised from the dead, I will go ahead of you to Galilee and meet you there."33
Peter declared, "Even if everyone else deserts you, I never will."
34"Peter," Jesus replied, "the truth is, this very night, before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times."35
"No!" Peter insisted. "Not even if I have to die with you! I will never deny you!" And all the other disciples vowed the same.
Then Jesus brought them to an olive grove called Gethsemane, and he said, "Sit here while I go on ahead to pray."
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)