On going out, He proceeded as usual to the Mount of Olives, and His disciples followed Him.
But when He arrived at the place, He said to them, "Pray that you may not come into temptation."
But He Himself withdrew from them about a stone's throw, and knelt down and prayed repeatedly, saying,
"Father, if it be Thy will, take this cup away from me; yet not my will but Thine be done!"
And there appeared to Him an angel from Heaven, strengthening Him;
while He--an agony of distress having come upon Him--prayed all the more with intense earnestness, and His sweat became like clots of blood dropping on the ground.
When He rose from his prayer and came to His disciples, He found them sleeping for sorrow.
"Why are you sleeping?" He said; "stand up; and pray that you may not come into temptation."
While He was still speaking there came a crowd with Judas, already mentioned as one of the Twelve, at their head. He went up to Jesus to kiss Him.
"Judas," said Jesus, "are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?"
Those who were about Him, seeing what was likely to happen, asked Him, "Master, shall we strike with the sword?"