Saturday, Easter Week

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Ye Have a Watch

NOW THE NEXT DAY, that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate, saying, “Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, ‘After three days I will rise again.’ Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until the third day, lest his disciples come by night, and steal him away, and say unto the people, ‘He is risen from the dead,’ so the last error shall be worse than the first.

Pilate said unto them, “Ye have a watch. Go your way, make it as sure as ye can.”

So they went, and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, and setting a watch.

Matt. 27:62–66

Friday Early Evening, Easter Week

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The Veil of the Temple Was Rent

And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in the midst—in twain, from the top to the bottom. And the earth did quake, and the rocks rent.

Matt. 27:51; Mark 15:38; Luke 23:45b

Truly This Man Was the Son of God

Now when the centurion, which stood over against him, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, that he so cried out, and gave up the ghost, they feared greatly, he glorified God, saying, “Truly this man was the Son of God.”

Matt. 27:54; Mark 15:39; Luke 23:47

With a Spear Pierced His Side

The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day (for that sabbath day was an high day), besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.

Then came the soldiers, and brake the legs of the first, and of the other which was crucified with him.

But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs, but one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.
And he that saw it bare record, and his record is true, and he knoweth that he saith true, that ye might believe. For these things were done, that the scripture should be fulfilled, “He keepeth all his bones. Of him shall not one of them be broken.”

And again another scripture saith, “They shall look upon him whom they have pierced.”

John 19:31–37; Psalms 34:20; Zech. 12:10

Many Women Were There Beholding Afar Off

And there were also many women there, and all his acquaintance, who stood afar off, beholding these things.

Among whom was May Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joses, and Salome, and the mother of Zebedee’s children.

Who also, when he was in Galilee, followed Jesus, and ministered unto him—and many other women which came up with him unto Jerusalem.

Matt. 27:55–56; Mark 15:40–41; Luke 23:49

Then Took They the Body Of Jesus

And now when the even was come, because it was the preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath, behold, there came a rich man named Joseph of Arimathaea, a city of the Jews—an honourable counsellor, and he was a good man, and a just who also himself waited for the kingdom of God—and was Jesus’ disciple, but secretly for fear of the Jews (the same had not consented to the counsel and deed of them).

This man came, and went in boldly unto Pilate and begged the body of Jesus, that he might take away.

And Pilate marvelled if he were already dead. And calling unto him the centurion, he asked him whether he had been any while dead. And when he knew it of the centurion, then Pilate gave him leave and commanded the body to be delivered to Joseph.

He came therefore, and took the body of Jesus.

And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound weight.

And when Joseph bought fine linen, and had taken the body of Jesus down, he wrapped it in clean linen cloth, with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury.

Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden, and laid him, in the garden, in his own new sepulchre, which he had hewn out in the rock, wherein never man before was laid.
And he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed.

And there laid they Jesus, therefore, because of that was the Jews’ preparation day, for the sepulchre was nigh at hand. And the sabbath drew on.

And there was Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary, the mother of Joses also, which came with him from Galilee, who followed after, sitting over against the sepulchre, and beheld where his body was laid.

And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome returned, and prepared sweet spices and ointments, and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment.

Matt. 27:57–61; Mark 15:42–47; Luke 23:50–56; John 19:38–42

Friday Late Afternoon, Easter Week

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There Was Darkness

Now from about the sixth hour, there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour.

Matthew 27:45; Mark 15:33; Luke 23:44

Eli, Eli, Lama Sabachthani

And at about the ninth hour, Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is to say, being interpreted, “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?”

And some of them that stood by there, when they heard that, said, “Behold, this man calleth for Elias.”

After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, “I thirst.”

Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar, and straightway one of them ran, and took a spunge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and put it to his mouth, and gave him to drink.

The rest said, “Let alone. Let us see whether Elias will come to take him down and save him.

Matt. 27:45–49; Mark 15:33–36; Luke 23:45a; John 19:28–29; Psalms 22:1;69:21

It Is Finished

When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, “It is finished.”

And when Jesus had cried again with a loud voice, he said, “Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit.” And having said thus, he gave up the ghost.

Matt. 27:50–51; Mark 15:37–38; Luke 23:45b–46; John 19:30

Friday Afternoon, Easter Week

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Simon of Cyrene

And after that they had mocked him, they took the purple robe off from him. And they took Jesus, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him.

And as they came out and led him away, they laid hold upon a man, Simon of Cyrene by name, who passed by, coming out of the country—the father of Alexander and Rufus.

And on him they laid the cross and compelled him to bear it, that he might bear the cross after Jesus.

Matt. 27:31–32; Mark 15:20–21; Luke 23:26; John 19:16

Daughters of Jerusalem, Weep Not for Me

And there followed him a great company of people, and of women, which also bewailed and lamented him.

But Jesus turning unto them said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children. For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, ‘Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck.’

“Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, ‘Fall on us, and to the hills, cover us.’

“For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry?”

Luke 23:27–31

A Place Called Golgotha

And when they were come, he bearing his cross went forth unto the place which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha, that is, being interpreted, “The place of a skull.”

And they gave him to drink vinegar, mingled with gall, and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink, and received it not.

Matt. 27:33–34; Mark 15:22; Luke 23:33; John 19:17

There They Crucified Him

And it was the third hour, and there they crucified him.

Then said Jesus, “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.”

With him were there two thieves crucified, on either side one, the one on his right hand, and the other on his left, and Jesus in the midst.

And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, “And he was numbered with the transgressors.”

Matt. 27:38; Mark 15:25,27–28 Luke 23:33b; John 19:18; Isaiah 53:12b

The Superscription of His Accusation

And Pilate wrote a title, a superscription of his accusation, written and set up over his head on the cross. And it was written in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, “THIS IS JESUS OF NAZARETH, THE KING OF THE JEWS.”

This title then read many of the Jews: for the place where Jesus was crucified was nigh to the city. Then said the chief priests of the Jews to Pilate, “Write not, ‘The King of the Jews,’ but that he said, ‘I am King of the Jews.’”

Pilate answered, “What I have written, I have written.”

Matthew 27:37; Mark 15:26; Luke 23:38; John 19:19–22

They Parted My Garments Among Them

Then he soldiers, when they had crucified him, they parted his garments, and made four parts, to every soldier a part, and also his coat—now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout.

And they said therefore among themselves, “Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, what every man should take,” that the scripture might be fulfilled, which was spoken by the prophet, “They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots.”

And sitting down they watched him there. These things therefore the soldiers did.

Matt. 27:35–36; Mark 15:24; Luke 23:34b–34c; John 19:23–24; Psalms 22:17b–18

Save Thyself and Come Down from the Cross

And the people stood, beholding. And they that passed by railed on him, wagging their heads, and saying, “Ah, thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross.”

And likewise also the chief priests and the rulers also with them mocked and derided him, with the scribes and elders, and said among themselves, “He saved others, himself he cannot save. If he be Christ, the King of Israel, the chosen of God, let him now come down from the cross, and we will see and believe him.

“He trusted in God. Let him deliver him now, if he will have him, for he said, ‘I am the Son of God.’”

And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar, and saying, “If thou be the king of the Jews, save thyself.”

Matt. 27:39-43; Mark 15:29-32; Luke 23:35-37

To Day Shalt Thou Be with Me in Paradise

And one of the malefactors, which were crucified with him, reviled him and cast the same in his teeth, saying, “If thou be the Christ, save thyself and us.”

But the other answering rebuked him, saying, “Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward of our deeds, but this man hath done nothing amiss.”

And he said unto Jesus, “Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.”

And Jesus said unto him, “Verily, I say unto thee, to day shalt thou be with me in paradise.”

Matt. 27:44; Mark 15:32b; Luke 23:39–43

Behold Thy Mother

Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene.

When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, “Woman, behold thy son!”

Then saith he to the disciple, “Behold thy mother! “And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.

John 19:25–27

 

Friday About Midday, Easter Week

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Behold the Man!

Pilate therefore went forth again, and saith unto them, “Behold, I bring him forth to you, that ye may know that I find no fault in him.” Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe.

And Pilate saith unto them, “Behold the man!”

When the chief priests therefore and officers saw him, they cried out, saying, “Crucify him, crucify him.” Pilate saith unto them, “Take ye him, and crucify him, for I find no fault in him.”
The Jews answered him, “We have a law, and by our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God.”

When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he was the more afraid, and went again into the judgment hall, and saith unto Jesus, “Whence art thou?” But Jesus gave him no answer.
Then saith Pilate unto him, “Speakest thou not unto me? Knowest thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and have power to release thee?”

Jesus answered, “Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above. Therefore, he that delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin.”

And from thenceforth Pilate sought to release him, but the Jews cried out, saying, “If thou let this man go, thou art not Caesar’s friend. Whosoever maketh himself a king speaketh against Caesar.”

When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he brought Jesus forth, and sat down in the judgment seat in a place that is called the Pavement, but in the Hebrew, Gabbatha.

And it was the preparation of the passover, and about the sixth hour. And he saith unto the Jews, “Behold your King!”

But they cried out, “Away with him, away with him, crucify him.” Pilate saith unto them, “Shall I crucify your King?”

The chief priests answered, “We have no king but Caesar.”

John 19:4–15

And Pilate Gave Sentence

When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, “I am innocent of the blood of this just person. See ye to it.”

Then answered all the people, and said, “His blood be on us, and on our children.”

And so Pilate, willing to content the people, gave sentence that it should be as they required. Then he released Barabbas unto them (him that for sedition and murder was cast into prison), whom they desired.

And when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered Jesus therefore unto their will to be crucified.

Matt. 27:24–26; Mark 15:15; Luke 23:24–25; John 19:16a

Friday Morning, Easter Week

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A Notable Prisoner Called Barabbas

And Pilate, when he had called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people, said unto them, “Ye have brought this man unto me, as one that perverteth the people. And, behold, I, having examined him before you, have found no fault in this man touching those things whereof ye accuse him—no, nor yet Herod, for I sent you to him—and, lo, nothing worthy of death is done unto him. I will therefore chastise him, and release him.”

Now at that feast of the passover, the governor was of necessity wont to release unto the people one prisoner, whomsoever they desired.

And they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas, which lay bound with them that had made insurrection with him, and who had committed murder in the insurrection.

And the multitude crying aloud began to desire him to do as he had ever done unto them.
Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate answered them, saying, “Whom will ye therefore that I release unto you: Barabbas, or Jesus which is called Christ, the King of the Jews? For he knew that for envy the chief priests had delivered him.

When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, “Have thou nothing to do with that just man, for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him.”
But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.

The governor answered and said unto them, “Whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you?” And they cried out all at once, saying, “Away with this man, and release unto us Barabbas.” (Now Barabbas was a robber who for a certain sedition made in the city, and for murder, was cast into prison.)

And Pilate, therefore, willing to release Jesus, answered and said again unto them, “What will ye that I shall do then with Jesus which is called Christ, the King of the Jews?”

And they all cried out again say unto him, “Let him be crucified! Crucify him! crucify him!”
And then Pilate the governor said unto them the third time, “Why, what evil hath he done? I have found no cause of death in him. I will therefore chastise him, and let him go.”

But they were instant with loud voices and cried out the more exceedingly, requiring that he might be crucified, saying, “Crucify him! Let him be crucified!”

And the voices of them and of the chief priests prevailed.

Matt. 27:15–23; Mark 15:6–14; Luke 23:13–23; John 18:39–40

Into the Hall, Called Praetorium

Then Pilate therefore took Jesus, and scourged him. Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus led him away into the common hall, called Praetorium. And they call together and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers.

And they stripped him, and clothed him with a purple robe. And when the soldiers had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand. And they, bowing their knees before him, worshipped him, and mocked him, and began to salute him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!”

And they did spit upon him, and took the reed and smote him, and they smote him on the head with their hands.

Matt. 27:27–30; Mark 15:16–19; John 19:1–3

Friday After Dawn, Easter Week

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When the Morning Was Come

And as soon as it was day, straightway when the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people and the scribes took counsel against Jesus to put him to death, and led him into their council, saying, “Art thou the Christ? Tell us!”

And he said unto them, “If I tell you, ye will not believe, and if I also ask you, ye will not answer me, nor let me go. Hereafter shall the Son of man sit on the right hand of the power of God.”
Then said they all, “Art thou then the Son of God?”

And he said unto them, “Ye say that I am.”

And they said, “What need we any further witness? For we ourselves have heard of his own mouth.”

Matt. 27:1; Mark 15:1; Luke 22:66–71

I Have Betrayed the Innocent Blood

Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, saying, “I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood.

And they said, “What is that to us? See thou to that.”

And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.
And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, “It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood.”

And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter’s field, to bury strangers in. Wherefore that field was called, ‘The field of blood,’ unto this day.

Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, “And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value. And gave them for the potter’s field, as the Lord appointed me.”

Matt. 27:3–10; Zech. 11:12–13

Friday Before Dawn, Easter Week

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Art Thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?

Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought for false witness against Jesus, to put him to death, but found none. Yea, though many false witnesses came, yet found they none. For many bare false witness against him, but their witness agreed not together.

And at the last there arose two false witnesses, and bare false witness against him, saying, “We heard this fellow say, ‘I am able to destroy the temple of God, that is made with hands, and within three days, I will build another made without hands.”

But neither so did their witness agree together.

And the high priest stood up in the midst, and asked Jesus, saying, “Answerest thou nothing? What is it which these witness against thee?”

But Jesus held his peace and answered nothing.

And the high priest answered and said unto him, “I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?”

And Jesus saith unto him, “I am, as thou hast said. Nevertheless I say unto you, hereafter ye shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.
Then the high priest rent his clothes, and saith, “He hath spoken blasphemy! What further need have we of any witnesses? Behold, now ye have heard his blasphemy. What think ye?”

And they all condemned him and said, “He is guilty of death.”

Matt. 26:59–66; Mark 14:55–64

Prophesy Unto Us, Thou Christ

Then the men that held Jesus mocked him, and some began to spit on him, and when they had blindfolded him, they struck him on the face.

And the servants did strike him with the palms of their hands, and say unto him, “Prophesy unto us, thou Christ. Who is he that smote thee?” And many other things blasphemously spake they against him.

Matt. 26:67–68; Mark 14:65; Luke 22:63–65

Thou Also Wast with Jesus with Jesus of Nazareth

And as Peter was beneath in the palace, there one of the maids of the high priest that kept the door came unto him. And when she saw Peter as he sat by the fire warming himself, she looked upon him, and said, “Thou also wast with Jesus of Nazareth.”

But he denied him before them all, saying, “Woman, I know him not, neither understand I what thou sayest.”

And when Simon Peter was gone out into the porch, and stood and warmed himself, the cock crew.

And after a little while another maid saw him again and began to say to them that stood by, “This fellow was also with Jesus of Nazareth.” They said therefore unto him, “Art not thou also one of his disciples?”

And again he denied with an oath, and said, “Man, I am not. I do not know the man.”
And after a while came unto him they that stood by, and confidently affirmed again to Peter, “Did not I see thee in the garden with him? Surely thou also art one of them, for thou art a Galilaean, and thy speech bewrayeth thee and agreeth thereto.”

Then Peter began to curse and to swear, saying, “Man, I know not what thou sayest of this man of whom ye speak.”

And immediately, while he yet spake, the second time the cock crew.
And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter.

And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, how he had said unto him, “Before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice.”

And when he thought thereon, Peter went out, and wept bitterly.

Matt. 26:69–75; Mark 14:66–72; Luke 22:56–62; John 18:17,25–27

Friday Early Morning, Easter Week

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Betrayest Thou the Son of Man with a Kiss?

AND JUDAS ALSO, WHICH BETRAYED HIM, knew the place, for Jesus ofttimes resorted thither with his disciples. And immediately, while he yet spake, lo, he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, cometh thither, and with him a great multitude—a band of men and officers, with swords and staves, lanterns and torches—from the chief priests and the scribes and Pharisees, and the elders of the people.

And Judas drew near unto Jesus to kiss him. Now he that betrayed him had given them a token, saying, “Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he. Take him and hold him fast, and lead him away safely.”

And as soon as he was come, he goeth straightway to Jesus, and saith, “Hail! Master, master,” and kissed him.

But Jesus said unto him, “Judas, friend, wherefore art thou come? Betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss?”

Matt. 26:47–50; Mark 14:43–45; Luke 22:47–48; John 18:2–3

Whom Seek Ye?

Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should come upon him, went forth, and said unto them, “Whom seek ye?”

They answered him, “Jesus of Nazareth.”

Jesus saith unto them, “I am he.” And Judas also, which betrayed him, stood with them.

As soon then as he had said unto them, “I am he,” they went backward, and fell to the ground.
Then asked he them again, “Whom seek ye?” And they said, “Jesus of Nazareth.”

Jesus answered, “I have told you that I am he. If therefore ye seek me, let these go their way”—that the saying might be fulfilled, which he spake, “Of them which thou gavest me have I lost none.”

John 17:12b; 18:4–9

All They That Take the Sword Shall Perish with the Sword

When they which were about him saw what would follow, they said unto him, “Lord, shall we smite with the sword?”

And, behold, one of them, Simon Peter, which was with Jesus, stretched out his hand, and having a sword drew it, and smote the high priest’s servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant’s name was Malchus.

And Jesus answered and said, “Suffer ye thus far.” And he touched his ear, and healed him.
Then said Jesus unto Peter, “Put up again thy sword into the sheath—for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.

“Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels? But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?
“The cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it?

And in that same hour said, Jesus answered and said unto the chief priests, and captains of the temple, and the elders, which were come to him, “Are ye come out as against a thief with swords and with staves for to take me? When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched forth no hands against me. But this is your hour, and the power of darkness.”

Matt. 26:51–55; Mark 14:47–49; Luke 22:49–53; John 18:10–11

All the Disciples Forsook Him

Then came the band and the captain and officers of the Jews and laid their hands on Jesus, and took him and bound him. But all this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples forsook him, and fled.

And there followed him a certain young man, having a linen cloth cast about his naked body. And the young men laid hold on him, and he left the linen cloth, and fled from them naked.

Matt. 26:50b,56; Mark 14:46,50–52; John 18:12

Thursday Night, Easter Week

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Arise, Let Us Go Hence

“Arise, let us go hence.” And when they had sung an hymn, he came out and went as he was wont, to the mount of Olives, and his disciples also followed him.

Matthew 26:30, Mark 14:26, Luke 22:39, John 14:31b

A Place Called Gethsemane

When Jesus had spoken these words, he went forth with his disciples over the brook Cedron unto a place where was a garden which was named Gethsemane, into the which he entered and he saith unto the disciples, “Sit ye here, while I shall go and pray yonder.”

And when he was at the place, he said unto them, “Pray that ye enter not into temptation.” And he taketh with him Peter and James and John, the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful, sore amazed and very heavy.

Then saith he unto them, “My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death. Tarry ye here, and watch with me.”

And he went a little further from them, about a stone’s cast, and kneeled down, and fell on his face on the ground, and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him. “Abba, o my Father, if thou be willing, all things are possible unto thee. Let this cup pass from me. Nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.”

And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him. And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.

And when he rose up from prayer, and was come unto the disciples, he found them sleeping for sorrow, and saith unto Peter, “Simon, sleepest thou? What, could ye not watch with me one hour? Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

And again, he went away the second time, and prayed and spake the same words, saying, “O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.”
And when he returned and he found them asleep again—for their eyes were heavy—neither wist they what to answer him. And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words.

Then he cometh the third time and saith unto them, “Sleep on now, and take your rest. Behold, it is enough, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
“Rise, let us be going—behold, he is at hand that doth betray me.”

Matt. 26:36–46; Mark 14:32–42; Luke 22:40–46; John 18:1