Mark 14:32-52 Reading the Passage

Facing Trials with Christ-like Prayer – Mark 14:32-52

14 (32) They came to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, Sit here, while I pray. (33) Then he took Peter and James and John along with him, and he began to be deeply distressed and very troubled. (34) He said to them, My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow, even to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch. (35) Going a little farther, he fell to the ground and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him. (36) He said, Abba, Father, all things are possible for you. Take this cup away from me. However, not what I will, but what you will. (37) Then he returned and found them sleeping. He said to Peter, Simon, are you sleeping? Could you not keep watch for one hour? (38) Keep watch and pray, so that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. (39) Again he went away and prayed, speaking the same words. (40) Then again he came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were very heavy; and they did not know how to answer him. (41) He came the third time and said to them, Continue sleeping and resting, the matter has been decided, the hour has come. Look, the Son of man is about to be betrayed into the hands of sinners. (42) Get up, let us go. Look, the one who will betray me is almost here.

(43) Immediately, while he was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, arrived. He was accompanied by a large crowd from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders, armed with swords and clubs. (44) Now the one who betrayed him had given them a signal, saying, Whoever I greet with a kiss, that is the man; seize him, and lead him away securely. (45) When he arrived, he immediately came to Jesus and said, Rabbi; and kissed him. (46) Then they seized him and arrested him. (47) But one of those who was standing there drew his sword and struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his ear. (48) Jesus responded by saying to them, Have you come out with swords and clubs to arrest me, as though I were the leader of a revolution? (49) Every day I was with you, teaching in the temple courts, and you did not arrest me. But this is being done so that the scriptures might be fulfilled. (50) Then everyone deserted him and fled. (51) A certain young man, wearing nothing but a linen cloth, was following Jesus. When they seized him, (52) he left the linen cloth behind and fled away naked.

Now proceed to the next section of this study, entitled, Exploring the Passage.