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Mark 14.26 - 42

posted 25 Sept 2013, 04:29 by Ben@theorderoftheblacksheep.com
After the meal, they sang a psalm and went out of the city to the Mount of Olives.

Jesus: 27 All of you will desert Me tonight. It was written by Zechariah,

    I will strike the shepherd,
        and the sheep will scatter.[a]

28 But when I am raised up, I will go ahead of you to Galilee.

Peter (protesting): 29 It doesn’t matter who else turns his back on You. I will never desert You.

Jesus: 30 Peter, mark My words. This very night before the cock crows twice, you will have denied Me three times.

Peter (insisting): 31 No, Teacher. Even if it means that I have to die with You, I’ll never deny You.

All the other disciples said similar things.

32 They came at length to a garden called Gethsemane.

Jesus: Stay here. I’m going a little farther to pray and to think.

33 He took Peter, James, and John with Him; and as they left the larger group behind, He became distressed and filled with sorrow.

Jesus: 34 My heart is so heavy; I feel as if I could die. Wait here for Me, and stay awake to keep watch.

35 He walked on a little farther. Then He threw Himself on the ground and prayed for deliverance from what was about to come.

Jesus: 36 Abba, Father, I know that anything is possible for You. Please take this cup away so I don’t have to drink from it. But whatever happens, let Your will be done—not Mine.

37 He got up, went back to the three, and found them sleeping.

Jesus (waking Peter): Simon, are you sleeping? Couldn’t you wait with Me for just an hour? 38 Stay awake, and pray that you aren’t led into a trial of your own. It’s true—even when the spirit is willing, the body can betray it.

39 He went away again, and prayed again the same prayer as before—pleading with God but surrendering to His will.

40 He came back and found the three asleep; and when He woke them, they didn’t know what to say to Him.

41 After He had gone away and prayed for a third time, He returned to find them slumbering.

Jesus: Again? Still sleeping and getting a good rest? Well, that’s enough sleep. The time has come; the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. 42 Get up now, and let’s go. The one who is going to betray Me is close by.