39And he came out and went, as was his custom, to the Mount of Olives, and the disciples followed him. 40And when he came to the place, he said to them, “Pray that you may not enter into temptation.” 41And he withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, and knelt down and prayed, 42saying, “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.” 43And there appeared to him an angel from heaven, strengthening him. 44And being in agony he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground. 45And when he rose from prayer, he came to the disciples and found them sleeping for sorrow, 46and he said to them, “Why are you sleeping? Rise and pray that you may not enter into temptation.”
After spending a final evening, celebrating the Passover feast with His disciples, Jesus led them across the Kidron Valley to an olive grove on the Mount of Olives, where He would pray.
Jesus knew that His enemies, led by Judas Iscariot, would come there to arrest Him.
“pray” [proseuchomai]: to speak to or to make requests of God—“to pray, to speak to God, to ask God for, prayer.”
Johannes P. Louw and Eugene Albert Nida,
“temptation” [skandalon]: (1) a device for catching something alive, trap; (2) an action or circumstance that leads one to act contrary to a proper course of action or set of beliefs, temptation to sin, enticement; (3) that which causes offense or revulsion and results in opposition, disapproval, or hostility, fault, stain.
William Arndt, Frederick W. Danker, and Walter Bauer,
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