39Jesus left and made his way to the Mount of Olives, as was his custom, and the disciples followed him. 40When he arrived, he said to them, "Pray that you won’t give in to temptation." 41He withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, knelt down, and prayed. 42He said, "Father, if it’s your will, take this cup of suffering away from me. However, not my will but your will must be done." 43Then a heavenly angel appeared to him and strengthened him. 44He was in anguish and prayed even more earnestly. His sweat became like drops of blood falling on the ground. 45When he got up from praying, he went to the disciples. He found them asleep, overcome by grief. 46He said to them, "Why are you sleeping? Get up and pray so that you won’t give in to temptation." 47While Jesus was still speaking, a crowd appeared, and the one called Judas, one of the Twelve, was leading them. He approached Jesus to kiss him. 48Jesus said to him, "Judas, would you betray the Human One#Or Son of Man with a kiss?" 49When those around him recognized what was about to happen, they said, "Lord, should we fight with our swords?" 50One of them struck the high priest’s servant, cutting off his right ear. 51Jesus responded, "Stop! No more of this!" He touched the slave’s ear and healed him. 52Then Jesus said to the chief priests, the officers of the temple guard, and the elders who had come to get him, "Have you come with swords and clubs to arrest me, as though I were a thief? 53 Day after day I was with you in the temple, but you didn’t arrest me. But this is your time, when darkness rules." 54After they arrested Jesus, they led him away and brought him to the high priest’s house. Peter followed from a distance.