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STEVE McKENZIE   -  

Mark 14:26-50

Jesus Foretells Peter’s Denial

26 jAnd when they had sung a hymn, kthey went out to lthe Mount of Olives. 27 AndJesus said to them, “You will all fall away, for it is written, ‘I will mstrike the shepherd, andthe sheep will be scattered.’ 28 But after I am raised up, nI will go before you to Galilee.”29 oPeter said to him, “Even though they all fall away, I will not.” 30 And pJesus said tohim, “Truly, I tell you, this very night, before qthe rooster crows twice, you will deny methree times.” 31 But rhe said emphatically, “If I must die with you, I will not deny you.” Andthey all said the same.

Jesus Prays in Gethsemane

32 sAnd they went kto a place called Gethsemane. And he said to his disciples, “Sit herewhile I pray.” 33 And he took with him tPeter and James and John, and began uto begreatly distressed and troubled. 34 And he said to them, v“My soul is very sorrowful, evento death. Remain here and wwatch.”4 35 And going a little farther, he fell on the groundxand prayed that, if it were possible, ythe hour might pass from him. 36 And he said,z“Abba, Father, aall things are possible for you. Remove bthis cup from me. cYet not whatI will, but what you will.” 37 And he came and found them sleeping, and he said to Peter,“Simon, are you asleep? Could you not watch one hour? 38 wWatch and dpray that you maynot eenter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” 39 Andagain he went away and prayed, fsaying the same words. 40 And again he came and foundthem sleeping, for gtheir eyes were very heavy, and hthey did not know what to answerhim. 41 And he came the third time and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and takingyour rest? iIt is enough; jthe hour has come. kThe Son of Man is betrayed into the handsof sinners. 42 Rise, let us be going; see, my betrayer is at hand.”

Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus

43 lAnd immediately, while he was still speaking, mJudas came, one of the twelve, andwith him a crowd with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and the scribes and theelders. 44 Now the betrayer had given them a sign, saying, “The one I will kiss is the man.Seize him and lead him away under guard.” 45 And when he came, he went up to him atonce and said, n“Rabbi!” And he okissed him. 46 And they laid hands on him and seizedhim. 47 But one of those who stood by drew his psword and struck the servant5 of the highpriest and cut off his ear. 48 And Jesus said to them, “Have you come out as against arobber, with swords and clubs to capture me? 49 qDay after day I was with you in thetemple rteaching, and you did not seize me. But slet the Scriptures be fulfilled.” 50 tAndthey all left him and fled.