The Agony in the Garden
Interwoven Gospels

And Jesus took with Him Peter, and James and John, the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be greatly distressed in mind and sorrowful and deeply depressed. Then He saith to them, "My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death: stay here, and watch with Me."

And going forward a little from them, about a stone's throw, He kneeled down and fell upon His face upon the earth, and prayed, saying, "Abba, Father, all things are possible to Thee: if Thou be willing, remove this cup from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Thine be done." Then there appeared to Him an angel from heaven, strengthening Him. And being in agony, He prayed more earnestly; and His sweat became as great drops of blood falling down upon the ground.

And rising up from His prayer, He came to the disciples and found them sleeping from sorrow; and He saith to Peter, "Simon, sleepest thou? What! Couldst thou not watch with Me one hour?" Also He said to them, "Why sleep ye? Arise, watch ye, and pray that ye enter not into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak." And He went away again the second time and prayed, saying, "My Father, if this cannot pass away, but that I drink it, Thy will be done." And He came again and found them sleeping, for their eyes were very heavy, and they knew not what to answer Him. And leaving them again, He went away and prayed the third time, saying again the same words. Then He cometh to the disciples the third time, and saith to them, "Sleep on the remaining time, and take your rest. It is enough; the hour hath come; behold, the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. Arise, let us be going; behold, he that betrayeth Me hath come."

Adapted from The Interwoven Gospels © Books for Living, Inc. Digital Edition by V. Gilbert Beers, © 2009 Bible Studio, LLC. Used by Permission.

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