How did the disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth knows...?

We know that, since, all the disciples already slept, how did the disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth knows Jesus prayer " O my Father if it is your will please take this cup away from me …" at Gethsemane? Our Lord Jesus prayed three times the same prayer.

I hope Matthew and John also slept comfortably including all the disciples, so how did the disciples know the prayer uttered by our Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth of our christian/christians Bible?

Thank you.


Hello, @JohnLemphung! This is an interesting question! There are a few possibilities. Keep in mind that all of these are speculative.

The first possibility is that the disciples heard this part of Jesus’ prayer before they fell asleep. Each gospel writer had in mind particular points and messages they wanted to communicate to their readers. In any part of their gospels, they only recorded that which would have helped communicate their message. That is why each gospel is different. Jesus may have been in the garden praying for quite a long time, and the gospel writers only recorded the part of the conversation and events they thought would be important for their readers.

The second possibility is that, just as the creation events were communicated supernaturally to the author of Genesis, the prayer of Jesus may have been communicated through the Holy Spirit. It could have also come up in an unrecorded part of a conversation the risen Jesus had with his disciples.

The other possibility is that there may have been someone else around in the garden. The Scripture doesn’t explicitly say there was no one else around.

The truth is that we don’t know. What we do know, however, is that all of these possibilities are valid possibilities.That means the fact that the disciples slept during at least part of Jesus’ prayer time does not undermine the plausibility of the recording of Jesus’ words.

Thanks for the great question…let me know your thoughts!


Thank you so much…

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Dear Sir,

Thank you so much for the insight and input.

Remain grateful to you.

God bless you,

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You’re welcome, @JohnLemphung!

I come down on the side with Lindsay and Brant.
Your question is very important, because it is a point that can be taken to say the Bible has errors, so we want to think through it logicly. By assuming the disciples were asleep all the time is a hasty generalization, a logical fallacy. They loved Christ and would have wanted to pray with Him, not in anyway have the mind set to ignore Him and just go to sleep. I have set out to pray many times and then been over come by sleep. It is one of the devils most often used tools. Peter, James and John were the ones closest to Christ at the time of His prayer, not Matthew. Mark was not even there, he was Peters attendant and writer, John Mark. And John does not even bring it up in his gospel, but does record the prayer of Jesus (The High Priestly Prayer in John 17:1-26) before they reached the garden. If you look at that Prayer in John 17 it had to be recalled and recorded by supernatural revelation, the Holy Spirit. That being so, then the others could have been recorded the same way. Thank you for your question and God bless you…

thank you…