36Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane. He said to the disciples, "Stay here while I go and pray over there." 37When he took Peter and Zebedee’s two sons, he began to feel sad and anxious. 38Then he said to them, "I’m very sad. It’s as if I’m dying. Stay here and keep alert with me." 39Then he went a short distance farther and fell on his face and prayed, "My Father, if it’s possible, take this cup of suffering away from me. However—not what I want but what you want." 40He came back to the disciples and found them sleeping. He said to Peter, "Couldn’t you stay alert one hour with me? 41 Stay alert and pray so that you won’t give in to temptation. The spirit is eager, but the flesh is weak." 42A second time he went away and prayed, "My Father, if it’s not possible that this cup be taken away unless I drink it, then let it be what you want." 43Again he came and found them sleeping. Their eyes were heavy with sleep. 44But he left them and again went and prayed the same words for the third time. 45Then he came to his disciples and said to them, "Will you sleep and rest all night? Look, the time has come for the Human One#Or Son of Man to be betrayed into the hands of sinners. 46 Get up. Let’s go. Look, here comes my betrayer." 47While Jesus was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, came. With him was a large crowd carrying swords and clubs. They had been sent by the chief priests and elders of the people. 48His betrayer had given them a sign: "Arrest the man I kiss." 49Just then he came to Jesus and said, "Hello, Rabbi." Then he kissed him. 50But Jesus said to him, "Friend, do what you came to do." Then they came and grabbed Jesus and arrested him. 51One of those with Jesus reached for his sword. Striking the high priest’s slave, he cut off his ear. 52Then Jesus said to him, "Put the sword back into its place. All those who use the sword will die by the sword. 53 Or do you think that I’m not able to ask my Father and he will send to me more than twelve battle groups#Or legions (of the Roman army, about five thousand soldiers each) of angels right away? 54 But if I did that, how would the scriptures be fulfilled that say this must happen?" 55Then Jesus said to the crowds, "Have you come with swords and clubs to arrest me, like a thief? Day after day, I sat in the temple teaching, but you didn’t arrest me. 56 But all this has happened so that what the prophets said in the scriptures might be fulfilled." Then all the disciples left Jesus and ran away.