Jesus Suffers in the Garden of Gethsemane

Chapter 51
Garden of Gethsemane

Jesus and the Apostles went to the Garden of Gethsemane. Judas did not go with them. He went to tell the chief priests and Pharisees where Jesus was. Matt. 26:36; Mark 14:43; John 18:2–3

Jesus prays

The Savior asked Peter, James, and John to go with Him into the garden and wait while He went farther and prayed. Matt. 26:36–38; Mark 14:33–34

Jesus obeys Heavenly Father

He knew He would suffer for the sins of all people. He did not want to suffer, but He chose to obey Heavenly Father. Matt. 26:39–44

Peter, James and John sleep

Peter, James, and John fell asleep while Jesus prayed. Jesus saw them sleeping and asked them to stay awake. Matt. 26:40–41

Jesus prays again

He prayed again. Peter, James, and John wanted to stay awake. But they were very tired and fell asleep again. Jesus again saw them sleeping. He went back to pray. Matt. 26:42–44

He bleeds from His skin

As Jesus prayed, He began to tremble. He suffered so much that blood came out of His skin. He was suffering for the sins of all people so if they would repent, they could be forgiven. While He suffered and prayed, an angel came to strengthen Him. Luke 22:42–44; D&C 19:16–18

Jesus tells others He will be killed

Jesus woke up Peter, James, and John and told them He would be betrayed, then killed by wicked people who were coming to get Him. Matt. 26:45–46

[illustrations] Illustrated by Paul Mann