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    Chapter 51: Jesus Suffers in the Garden of Gethsemane
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    “Chapter 51: Jesus Suffers in the Garden of Gethsemane,” New Testament Stories (2005), 129–32

    “Chapter 51,” New Testament Stories, 129–32

    Chapter 51

    Jesus Suffers in the Garden of Gethsemane

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    Jesus and the Apostles went to the Garden of Gethsemane. Judas did not go with them. He went to tell the Jewish leaders where Jesus was.

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    The Savior asked Peter, James, and John to go with Him into the garden. He asked them to wait while He went to pray.

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    Jesus knew He needed to suffer for the sins of all people. He did not want to suffer, but He chose to obey Heavenly Father.

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    Peter, James, and John fell asleep while Jesus prayed. Jesus came and found them sleeping. He asked them to stay awake.

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    He went to pray again. Peter, James, and John wanted to stay awake, but they were very tired. They fell asleep again. Jesus again found them sleeping. He went and prayed a third time.

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    As Jesus prayed, He began to tremble because of the pain. An angel came to strengthen Him. He suffered so much that he sweat drops of blood. He was suffering for all of our sins so that we can be forgiven if we repent.

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    Jesus woke Peter, James, and John. He told them that He would be betrayed and killed. Jesus said that wicked people were coming to take Him away.