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katapi HOME The Prayer on the Mount of Olives: Lk.22.39-46  (Mt.26.36-46  Mk.14.32-42    ) | NEB Index | notes
Luke: 22
39 THEN HE WENT OUT and made his way as usual to the Mount of Olives, accompanied by the disciples. 40 When he reached the place he said to them, 'Pray that you may be spared the hour of testing.' 41 He himself withdrew from them about a stone's throw, knelt down, and began to pray: 42 'Father, if it be thy will, take this cup away from me. Yet not my will but thine be done.'
43 And now there appeared to him an angel from heaven bringing him strength, 44 and in anguish of spirit he prayed the more urgently; and his sweat was like clots of blood falling to the ground. 45 When he rose from prayer and came to the disciples he found them asleep, worn out by grief. 46 'Why are you sleeping?' he said. 'Rise and pray that you may be spared the test.'
Matthew: 26
36 JESUS THEN CAME with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane. He said to them, 'Sit here while I go over there to pray.' 37 He took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee. Anguish and dismay came over him, 38 and he said to them, 'My heart is ready to break with grief. Stop here, and stay awake with me.' 39 He went on a little, fell on his face in prayer, and said, 'My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass me by. Yet not as I will, but as thou wilt.'
40 He came to the disciples and found them asleep; and he said to Peter, 'What! Could none of you stay awake with me one hour? 41 Stay awake, and pray that you may be spared the test. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.'
42 He went away a second time, and prayed: 'My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to pass me by without my drinking it, thy will be done.' 43 He came again and found them asleep, for their eyes were heavy. 44 So he left them and went away again; and he prayed the third time, using the same words as before.
45 Then he came to the disciples and said to them, 'Still sleeping? Still taking your ease? The hour has come! The Son of Man is betrayed to sinful men. 46 Up, let us go forward; the traitor is upon us.'
Mark: 14
32 WHEN THEY REACHED a place called Gethsemane, he said to his disciples, 'Sit here while I pray.' 33 And he took Peter and James and John with him. Horror and dismay came over him, 34 and he said to them, 'My heart is ready to break with grief; stop here, and stay awake.' 35 Then he went forward a little, threw himself on the ground, and prayed that, if it were possible, this hour might pass him by. 36 'Abba, Father,' he said, 'all things are possible to thee; take this cup away from me. Yet not what I will, but what thou wilt.'
37 He came back and found them asleep; and he said to Peter, 'Asleep, Simon? Were you not able to keep awake for one hour? 38 Stay awake, all of you; and pray that you may be spared the test: the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.' 39 Once more he went away and prayed. 40 On his return he found them asleep again, for their eyes were heavy; and they did not know how to answer him.
41 The third time he came and said to them, 'Still sleeping? Still taking your ease? Enough! The hour has come. The Son of Man is betrayed to sinful men. 42 Up, let us go forward! My betrayer is upon us.'

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