Mark 14:32-42

Jesus Prays in Gethsemane

32 1And they went 2to a place called Gethsemane. And he said to his disciples, "Sit here while I pray."
33 And he took with him 3Peter and James and John, and began 4to be greatly distressed and troubled.
34 And he said to them, 5"My soul is very sorrowful, even to death. Remain here and 6watch."[a]
35 And going a little farther, he fell on the ground 7and prayed that, if it were possible, 8the hour might pass from him.
36 And he said, 9"Abba, Father, 10all things are possible for you. Remove 11this cup from me. 12Yet not what I will, but what you will."
37 And he came and found them sleeping, and he said to Peter, "Simon, are you asleep? Could you not watch one hour?
38 13Watch and 14pray that you may not 15enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak."
39 And again he went away and prayed, 16saying the same words.
40 And again he came and found them sleeping, for 17their eyes were very heavy, and 18they did not know what to answer him.
41 And he came the third time and said to them, "Are you still sleeping and taking your rest? 19It is enough; 20the hour has come. 21The Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
42 Rise, let us be going; see, my betrayer is at hand."

Mark 14:32-42 In-Context

30 And Jesus said to him, "Truly, I tell you, this very night, before the rooster crows twice, you will deny me three times."
31 But he said emphatically, "If I must die with you, I will not deny you." And they all said the same.
32 And they went to a place called Gethsemane. And he said to his disciples, "Sit here while I pray."
33 And he took with him Peter and James and John, and began to be greatly distressed and troubled.
34 And he said to them, "My soul is very sorrowful, even to death. Remain here and watch."
35 And going a little farther, he fell on the ground and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him.
36 And he said, "Abba, Father, all things are possible for you. Remove this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will."
37 And he came and found them sleeping, and he said to Peter, "Simon, are you asleep? Could you not watch one hour?
38 Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak."
39 And again he went away and prayed, saying the same words.
40 And again he came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were very heavy, and they did not know what to answer him.
41 And he came the third time and said to them, "Are you still sleeping and taking your rest? It is enough; the hour has come. The Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
42 Rise, let us be going; see, my betrayer is at hand."
43 And immediately, while he was still speaking, Judas came, one of the twelve, and with him a crowd with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders.
44 Now the betrayer had given them a sign, saying, "The one I will kiss is the man. Seize him and lead him away under guard."

Related Articles

Cross References 21

  • 1. For ver. 32-42, see Matthew 26:36-46; Luke 22:40-46
  • 2. [See ver. 26 above]
  • 3. Mark 5:37; Mark 9:2
  • 4. [Matthew 17:23]
  • 5. [Psalms 42:5, 6; John 12:27]
  • 6. See Matthew 24:42
  • 7. Hebrews 5:7
  • 8. ver. 41; John 12:23, 27; John 13:1; John 17:1; [Luke 22:53; John 16:4]
  • 9. Romans 8:15; Galatians 4:6
  • 10. See Matthew 19:26
  • 11. See Mark 10:38
  • 12. John 5:30; John 6:38; Philippians 2:8
  • 13. [See ver. 34 above]
  • 14. 1 Peter 4:7
  • 15. Matthew 6:13
  • 16. ver. 36
  • 17. Luke 9:32
  • 18. [Mark 9:6; Luke 9:33]
  • 19. [Luke 22:38]
  • 20. See ver. 35
  • 21. Mark 9:31; Mark 10:33

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Or keep awake; also verses 37, 38