| Quote #4
"Now my soul is troubled. And what should I say—'Father, save me from this hour'? No, it is for this reason that I have come to this hour. Father, glorify your name." (NRSV 12:27-28)
Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour. Father, glorify thy name. (KJV 12:27-28)
Jesus never really doubts God's whole plan for his death. These words are about as close as he comes and it's still just a rhetorical question that he quickly brushes aside. The other gospels dwell on this point a bit more. But, really, is it unreasonable to think that Jesus might have been a little nervous about being nailed to a cross to die?
| Quote #5
Simon Peter said to him, "Lord, where are you going?" Jesus answered, "Where I am going, you cannot follow me now; but you will follow afterward." Peter said to him, "Lord, why can I not follow you now? I will lay down my life for you." (NRSV 13:36-37)
Simon Peter said unto him, Lord, whither goest thou? Jesus answered him, Whither I go, thou canst not follow me now; but thou shalt follow me afterwards. Peter said unto him, Lord, why cannot I follow thee now? I will lay down my life for thy sake. (KJV 13:36-37)
Peter's right. About thirty years later, he too would be executed by Rome for following the path God laid out for him. Not the best fortune to see for yourself.
| Quote #6
No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends. (NRSV 15:13)
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. (KJV John 15:13, KJV)
Bon Jovi and pretty much every other singer/songwriter ever agree with Jesus—laying down your life is the greatest love of all.