“ Now My soul has become troubled; and what shall I say, ‘ Father, save Me from this hour’? But for this purpose I came to this hour.
When Jesus had said this, He became troubled in spirit, and testified and said, “Truly, truly, I say to you, that one of you will betray Me.”
Then He *said to them, “ My soul is deeply grieved, to the point of death; remain here and keep watch with Me.”
And being in agony He was praying very fervently; and His sweat became like drops of blood, falling down upon the ground.
While I was with you daily in the temple, you did not lay hands on Me; but this hour and the power of darkness are yours.”
And Jesus *answered them, saying, “ The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.
Therefore Pilate said to Him, “So You are a king?” Jesus answered, “ You say correctly that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.”
In the days of His flesh, He offered up both prayers and supplications with loud crying and tears to the One able to save Him from death, and He was heard because of His piety.
For the choir director; according to Shoshannim. A Psalm of David. Save me, O God, For the waters have threatened my life.
For my soul has had enough troubles, And my life has drawn near to Sheol.
“ What shall I say? For He has spoken to me, and He Himself has done it; I will wander about all my years because of the bitterness of my soul.
He was despised and forsaken of men, A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; And like one from whom men hide their face He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.
At that time Jesus said, “I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to infants.
He went away again a second time and prayed, saying, “My Father, if this cannot pass away unless I drink it, Your will be done.”
Or do you think that I cannot appeal to My Father, and He will at once put at My disposal more than twelve legions of angels?
And He *took with Him Peter and James and John, and began to be very distressed and troubled.
“I have come to cast fire upon the earth; and how I wish it were already kindled!
When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her also weeping, He was deeply moved in spirit and was troubled,
So they removed the stone. Then Jesus raised His eyes, and said, “ Father, I thank You that You have heard Me.
It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost of all.
Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil,
Therefore, when He comes into the world, He says, “ Sacrifice and offering You have not desired, But a body You have prepared for Me;