Jesus said to them, "All of you will run away and leave me, for the scripture says, "God will kill the shepherd, and the sheep will all be scattered.'
But after I am raised to life, I will go to Galilee ahead of you."
Peter answered, "I will never leave you, even though all the rest do!"
Jesus said to Peter, "I tell you that before the rooster crows two times tonight, you will say three times that you do not know me."
Peter answered even more strongly, "I will never say that, even if I have to die with you!" And all the other disciples said the same thing.
They came to a place called Gethsemane, and Jesus said to his disciples, "Sit here while I pray."
He took Peter, James, and John with him. Distress and anguish came over him,
and he said to them, "The sorrow in my heart is so great that it almost crushes me. Stay here and keep watch."
He went a little farther on, threw himself on the ground, and prayed that, if possible, he might not have to go through that time of suffering.
"Father," he prayed, "my Father! All things are possible for you. Take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet not what I want, but what you want."
Then he returned and found the three disciples asleep. He said to Peter, "Simon, are you asleep? Weren't you able to stay awake for even one hour?"
And he said to them, "Keep watch, and pray that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."
He went away once more and prayed, saying the same words.
Then he came back to the disciples and found them asleep; they could not keep their eyes open. And they did not know what to say to him.
When he came back the third time, he said to them, "Are you still sleeping and resting? Enough! The hour has come! Look, the Son of Man is now being handed over to the power of sinners.
Get up, let us go. Look, here is the man who is betraying me!"
Jesus was still speaking when Judas, one of the twelve disciples, arrived. With him was a crowd armed with swords and clubs and sent by the chief priests, the teachers of the Law, and the elders.
The traitor had given the crowd a signal: "The man I kiss is the one you want. Arrest him and take him away under guard."
As soon as Judas arrived, he went up to Jesus and said, "Teacher!" and kissed him.
So they arrested Jesus and held him tight.
But one of those standing there drew his sword and struck at the High Priest's slave, cutting off his ear.
Then Jesus spoke up and said to them, "Did you have to come with swords and clubs to capture me, as though I were an outlaw?
Day after day I was with you teaching in the Temple, and you did not arrest me. But the Scriptures must come true."
Then all the disciples left him and ran away.
A certain young man, dressed only in a linen cloth, was following Jesus. They tried to arrest him,
but he ran away naked, leaving the cloth behind.
Then Jesus was taken to the High Priest's house, where all the chief priests, the elders, and the teachers of the Law were gathering.