Jesus Prays in Gethsemane

Mark 14

32 u Then they came to a place which was named Gethsemane; and He said to His disciples, "Sit here while I pray." 33 And He v took Peter, James, and John with Him, and He began to be troubled and deeply distressed. 34 Then He said to them, w "My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here and watch." 35 He went a little farther, and fell on the ground, and prayed that if it were possible, the hour might pass from Him. 36 And He said, x "Abba, Father, y all things are possible for You. Take this cup away from Me; z nevertheless, not what I will, but what You will." 37 Then He came and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, "Simon, are you sleeping? Could you not watch one hour? 38 a "Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. b The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak." 39 Again He went away and prayed, and spoke the same words. 40 And when He returned, He found them asleep again, for their eyes were heavy; and they did not know what to answer Him. 41 Then He came the third time and said to them, "Are you still sleeping and resting? It is enough! c The hour has come; behold, the Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of sinners. 42 d "Rise, let us be going. See, My betrayer is at hand."

  1. Cross References
    Matthew 26:36 - 46
    Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and said to the disciples, "Sit here while I go and pray over there.
    Luke 22:40 - 46
    When He came to the place, He said to them, "Pray that you may not enter into temptation.
    John 18:1
    When Jesus had spoken these words, He went out with His disciples over the Brook Kidron, where there was a garden, which He and His disciples entered.
  2. Cross References
    Mark 5:37
    And He permitted no one to follow Him except Peter, James, and John the brother of James.
    Mark 9:2
    Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John, and led them up on a high mountain apart by themselves; and He was transfigured before them.
    Mark 13:3
    Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter, James, John, and Andrew asked Him privately.
  3. Cross References
    Isaiah 53:3
    He is despised and rejected by men, A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.
    Isaiah 53:4
    Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted.
    Matthew 26:38
    Then He said to them, "My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here and watch with Me.
    John 12:27
    Now My soul is troubled, and what shall I say? 'Father, save Me from this hour'? But for this purpose I came to this hour.
  4. Cross References
    Romans 8:15
    For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, "Abba, Father.
    Galatians 4:6
    And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, "Abba, Father!
  5. Cross References
    Hebrews 5:7
    Who, in the days of His flesh, when He had offered up prayers and supplications, with vehement cries and tears to Him who was able to save Him from death, and was heard because of His godly fear.
  6. Cross References
    Isaiah 50:5
    The Lord GOD has opened My ear; And I was not rebellious, Nor did I turn away.
    John 5:30
    I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me.
    John 6:38
    For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.
  7. Cross References
    Luke 21:36
    "Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man."
  8. Cross References
    Romans 7:18
    For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells; for to will is present with me, but how to perform what is good I do not find.
    Romans 7:21 - 24
    I find then a law, that evil is present with me, the one who wills to do good.
    Galatians 5:17
    For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.
  9. Cross References
    John 13:1
    Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that His hour had come that He should depart from this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end.
    John 17:1
    Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said: "Father, the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You.
  10. Cross References
    Matthew 26:46
    "Rise, let us be going. See, My betrayer is at ...
    Mark 14:18
    Now as they sat and ate, Jesus said, "Assuredly...
    Luke 9:44
    "Let these words sink down into your ears, for ...
    John 13:21
    When Jesus had said these things, He was troubl...
    John 18:1
    When Jesus had spoken these words, He went out ...
    John 18:2
    And Judas, who betrayed Him, also knew the plac...
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