Then Jesus said to them, "All of you will abandon me. Scripture says, 'I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.'
"But after I am brought back to life, I will go to Galilee ahead of you."
Peter said to him, "Even if everyone else abandons you, I won't."
Jesus said to Peter, "I can guarantee this truth: Tonight, before a rooster crows twice, you will say three times that you don't know me."
But Peter said very strongly, "Even if I have to die with you, I will never say that I don't know you." All the other disciples said the same thing.
Then they came to a place called Gethsemane. He said to his disciples, "Stay here while I pray."
He took Peter, James, and John with him and began to feel distressed and anguished.
He said to them, "My anguish is so great that I feel as if I'm dying. Wait here, and stay awake."
After walking a little farther, he fell to the ground and prayed that if it were possible he might not have to suffer what was ahead of him.
He said, "Abba! Father! You can do anything. Take this cup [of suffering] away from me. But let your will be done rather than mine."
He went back and found them asleep. He said to Peter, "Simon, are you sleeping? Couldn't you stay awake for one hour?
Stay awake, and pray that you won't be tempted. You want to do what's right, but you're weak."
He went away again and prayed the same prayer as before.
He found them asleep because they couldn't keep their eyes open. They didn't even know what they should say to him.
He came back a third time and said to them, "You might as well sleep now. It's all over. The time has come for the Son of Man to be handed over to sinners.
Get up! Let's go! The one who is betraying me is near."
Just then, while Jesus was still speaking, Judas, one of the twelve apostles, arrived. A crowd carrying swords and clubs was with him. They were from the chief priests, scribes, and leaders of the people.
Now, the traitor had given them a signal. He said, "The one I kiss is the man you want. Arrest him, and guard him closely as you take him away."
Then Judas quickly stepped up to Jesus and said, "Rabbi!" and kissed him.
Some men took hold of Jesus and arrested him.
One of those standing there pulled out his sword and cut off the ear of the chief priest's servant.
Jesus asked them, "Have you come out with swords and clubs to arrest me as if I were a criminal?
I used to teach in the temple courtyard every day. But you didn't arrest me then. But what the Scriptures say must come true."
Then all the disciples abandoned him and ran away.
A certain young man was following Jesus. He had nothing on but a linen sheet. They tried to arrest him,
but he left the linen sheet behind and ran away naked.
The men took Jesus to the chief priest. All the chief priests, leaders, and scribes had gathered together.