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Matthew 26:36 Garden of Gethsemane

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Garden of Gethsemane

Jesus and the disciples went to the Garden of Gethsemane to pray. Only Peter, James and John accompanied Him up Gethsemane to pray.

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Matthew 26:36-46

36.” The place called Gethsemane, on the west slope of the Mount of Olives, faced Jerusalem. “[Max Anders and Stuart K. Weber (2012). HNTC Vol. 01: Matthew. B&H Publishing Group. Retrieved from https://read.lifeway.com]

37. “He left eight of the disciples at the entrance to the garden, while He and Peter, James, and John went further into the garden.” (Wiersbe, Warren W, The Bible Exposition Commentary New Testament Volume 1 Matthew-Galatians. [Colorado Springs: David C Cook, 2004], 97)

38. “He did not fear death, but faced it with courage and peace. He was about to ‘drink the cup’ that His Father had prepared for Him, and this meant bearing on His body the sins of the world (John 18:11; 1 Peter 2:24).” (Wiersbe, 97)

39. This verse “epitomizes Jesus’ full humanity and demonstrates the complete extent to which he could be tempted.” (Blomberg, Craig L., The New American Commentary, Volume 22, Matthew. [Nashville: Broadman Press], 394)

“It is impossible for you and me to enter into the full significance of Gethsemane, but I think it was there that He won the victory of Calvary.” (McGee, J. Vernon, Thru the Bible: Volume IV. [Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1983], 141)

Sleeping

40. “Jesus returns to where he left Peter, James, and John and finds them asleep. He apparently prayed for about an hour and, hence, spoken much more than just v. 39.” (Blomberg, 395)

How long do we pray?

41. “Who was going to tempt them? Satan was there. Jesus wrestled with an unseen foe—that is obvious. He overcame the enemy there in Gethsemane. The victory of Calvary was won in Gethsemane.” (McGee, 141)

42. “He has come to believe that it not within God’s will that he avoid the suffering mapped out for him, but he reaffirms his desire to carry out that will irrespective of the cost.” (Blomberg, 396)

43. “The pattern repeats as Jesus again finds the disciples asleep and retreats for a third round of prayer.” (Blomberg, 396)

44. “Jesus was not wrestling with God’s will or resisting God’s will. He was yielding Himself to God’s will. As perfect Man, He felt the awful burden of sin, and His holy soul was repelled by it.” (Wiersbe, 97)

45. “For the third time Jesus returned to his disciples. The hour is near, he declared. There was no longer any time for sleeping or prayer.” [Max Anders and Stuart K. Weber (2012). HNTC Vol. 01: Matthew. B&H Publishing Group. Retrieved from https://read.lifeway.com]

46. Jesus “alerts them to the arrival of Judas, who is coming to betray him.” (Blomberg, 397)

“Jesus is the Son of God who is suffering and dying. His death is humiliating but voluntary, an act of obedience fulfilling God’s will.” (Blomberg, 397)

References

Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
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New American Standard Bible (NASB)
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New King James Version (NKJV)
Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

In this article Scripture quotations taken from KJV.

Blomberg, Craig L., The New American Commentary, Volume 22, Matthew. Nashville: Broadman Press
McGee, J. Vernon, Thru the Bible: Volume IV. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1983
The Moody Bible Commentary, The Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, Moody Publishers, Chicago, IL, 2014
Robertson, A. T., A Harmony of the Gospels. New York, HarperCollins Publishers
Wiersbe, Warren W, The Bible Exposition Commentary New Testament Volume 1 Matthew-Galatians. Colorado Springs: David C Cook, 2004

 

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