He said to them, "This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many.
Truly I tell you, I will never again drink of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God."
When they had sung the hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
And Jesus said to them, "You will all become deserters; for it is written, "I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.'
But after I am raised up, I will go before you to Galilee."
Peter said to him, "Even though all become deserters, I will not."
Jesus said to him, "Truly I tell you, this day, this very night, before the cock crows twice, you will deny me three times."
But he said vehemently, "Even though I must die with you, I will not deny you." And all of them said the same.
They went to a place called Gethsemane; and he said to his disciples, "Sit here while I pray."
He took with him Peter and James and John, and began to be distressed and agitated.
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