Gethsemane

Gethsemane (Geth-sem´uh-nee; Heb., “oil press”)

The site mentioned twice (Mark 14:32; Matt 26:36) where Jesus prayed in lonely anguish just before his public betrayal and subsequent arrest there. Mark and Matthew refer to a “place” called Gethsemane and imply it was near the Mount of Olives. (Heb 5:7-8) interprets the events in Gethsemane as proof of the “reverent submission” and “obedience” that formed a prelude to Jesus’s perfection.

Mark 14:32

Jesus Prays in Gethsemane
32They went to a place called Gethsemane; and he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I pray.”

Matt 26:36

Jesus Prays in Gethsemane
36Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane; and he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.”

Heb 5:7-8

7In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to the one who was able to save him from death, and he was hea ... View more

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