Matthew 26:36-40 NABRE

36#Cf. Mk 14:32–52. The account of Jesus in Gethsemane is divided between that of his agony (Mt 26:36–46) and that of his betrayal and arrest (Mt 26:47–56). Jesus’ sorrow and distress (Mt 26:37) in face of death is unrelieved by the presence of his three disciples who, though urged to watch with him (Mt 26:38, 41), fall asleep (Mt 26:40, 43). He prays that if…possible his death may be avoided (Mt 26:39) but that his Father’s will be done (Mt 26:39, 42, 44). Knowing then that his death must take place, he announces to his companions that the hour for his being handed over has come (Mt 26:45). Judas arrives with an armed band provided by the Sanhedrin and greets Jesus with a kiss, the prearranged sign for his identification (Mt 26:47–49). After his arrest, he rebukes a disciple who has attacked the high priest’s servant with a sword (Mt 26:51–54), and chides those who have come out to seize him with swords and clubs as if he were a robber (Mt 26:55–56). In both rebukes Jesus declares that the treatment he is how receiving is the fulfillment of the scriptures (Mt 26:55, 56). The subsequent flight of all the disciples is itself the fulfillment of his own prediction (cf. 31). In this episode, Matthew follows Mark with a few alterations. #q. [26:36–46] Mk 14:32–42; Lk 22:39–46. Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane,#Gethsemane: the Hebrew name means “oil press” and designates an olive orchard on the western slope of the Mount of Olives; see note on Mt 21:1. The name appears only in Matthew and Mark. The place is called a “garden” in Jn 18:1. and he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.”#r. [26:36] Jn 18:1. 37#s. [26:37–39] Heb 5:7. He took along Peter and the two sons of Zebedee,#Peter and the two sons of Zebedee: cf. Mt 17:1. and began to feel sorrow and distress. 38#t. [26:38] Ps 42:6, 12; Jon 4:9. Then he said to them, “My soul is sorrowful even to death.#Cf. Ps 42:5, 11. In the Septuagint (Ps 41:4, 11) the same Greek word for sorrowful is used as here. To death: i.e., “enough to die”; cf. Jon 4:9. Remain here and keep watch with me.” 39#u. [26:39] Jn 4:34; 6:38; Phil 2:8. He advanced a little and fell prostrate in prayer, saying, “My Father,#My Father: see note on Mk 14:36. Matthew omits the Aramaic ’abbā’ and adds the qualifier my. This cup: see note on Mk 10:38–40. if it is possible, let this cup pass from me; yet, not as I will, but as you will.” 40When he returned to his disciples he found them asleep. He said to Peter, “So you could not keep watch with me for one hour?