"Father, if it be Thy will, take this cup away from me; yet not my will but Thine be done!"
"None of you know what you are asking for," said Jesus; "can you drink out of the cup from which I am about to drink?" "We can," they replied.
Going forward a short distance He fell on His face and prayed. "My Father," He said, "if it is possible, let this cup pass away from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as Thou willest."
Again a second time He went away and prayed, saying, "My Father, if it is impossible for this cup to pass without my drinking it, Thy will be done."
So He left them, and went away once more and prayed a third time, again using the same words.
Then, having received the cup and given thanks, He said, "Take this and share it among yourselves;
"My food," said Jesus, "is to be obedient to Him who sent me, and fully to accomplish His work.
"I can of my own self do nothing. As I am bidden, so I judge; and mine is a just judgement, because it is not my own will that guides me, but the will of Him who sent me.
For I have left Heaven and have come down to earth not to seek my own pleasure, but to do the will of Him who sent me.
Now is my soul full of trouble; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour. But for this purpose I have come to this hour.
Jesus therefore said to Peter, "Put back your sword. Shall I refuse to drink the cup of sorrow which the Father has given me to drink?"
Then I said, 'I have come--in the roll of the book it is written concerning Me--to do Thy will, O God.'"