The Garden of Gethsemane
39 And He came out and went, as was His habit, to the Mount of Olives; and the disciples followed Him.
40 When He arrived at the place [called Gethsemane], He said to them, “Pray continually that you may not fall into temptation.”
41 And He withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, and knelt down and prayed,
42 saying, “Father, if You are willing, remove this cup [of divine wrath] from Me; yet not My will, but [always] Yours be done.”
43 Now an angel appeared to Him from heaven, strengthening Him.
44 And being in agony [deeply distressed and anguished; almost to the point of death], He prayed more intently; and His sweat became like drops of blood, falling down on the ground.
45 When He rose from prayer, He came to the disciples and found them sleeping from sorrow,
46 and He said to them, “Why are you sleeping? Get up and pray that you may not fall into temptation.”Luke 22:39-46 (AMP)
- Luke 22:43 This particular encounter between Jesus and the ministering angel is found only in Luke’s gospel. Most early mss do not contain vv 43, 44.
- Luke 22:44 A potentially life-threatening physical response to extreme physical or mental stress, hematidrosis.