Luke 22:43
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New International Version
An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him.

New Living Translation
Then an angel from heaven appeared and strengthened him.

English Standard Version
And there appeared to him an angel from heaven, strengthening him.

New American Standard Bible
Now an angel from heaven appeared to Him, strengthening Him.

King James Bible
And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then an angel from heaven appeared to Him, strengthening Him.

International Standard Version
Then an angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him.

NET Bible
[Then an angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And an Angel appeared to him from Heaven, who strengthened him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then an angel from heaven appeared to him and gave him strength.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him.

King James 2000 Bible
And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him.

American King James Version
And there appeared an angel to him from heaven, strengthening him.

American Standard Version
And there appeared unto him an angel from heaven, strengthening him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And there appeared to him an angel from heaven, strengthening him. And being in an agony, he prayed the longer.

Darby Bible Translation
And an angel appeared to him from heaven strengthening him.

English Revised Version
And there appeared unto him an angel from heaven, strengthening him.

Webster's Bible Translation
And there appeared to him an angel from heaven, strengthening him.

Weymouth New Testament
And there appeared to Him an angel from Heaven, strengthening Him;

World English Bible
An angel from heaven appeared to him, strengthening him.

Young's Literal Translation
And there appeared to him a messenger from heaven strengthening him;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

22:39-46 Every description which the evangelists give of the state of mind in which our Lord entered upon this conflict, proves the tremendous nature of the assault, and the perfect foreknowledge of its terrors possessed by the meek and lowly Jesus. Here are three things not in the other evangelists. 1. When Christ was in his agony, there appeared to him an angel from heaven, strengthening him. It was a part of his humiliation that he was thus strengthened by a ministering spirit. 2. Being in agony, he prayed more earnestly. Prayer, though never out of season, is in a special manner seasonable when we are in an agony. 3. In this agony his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down. This showed the travail of his soul. We should pray also to be enabled to resist unto the shedding of our blood, striving against sin, if ever called to it. When next you dwell in imagination upon the delights of some favourite sin, think of its effects as you behold them here! See its fearful effects in the garden of Gethsemane, and desire, by the help of God, deeply to hate and to forsake that enemy, to ransom sinners from whom the Redeemer prayed, agonized, and bled.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 43. - And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him. The Lord's words reported by St. Matthew were no mere figure of rhetoric. "My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death." The anguish and horror were so great that he himself, according to his humanity, must have before the time become the victim of death had he not been specially strengthened from above. This is the deep significance and necessity of the angel's appearance. So Stier and Godet, the latter of whom writes, "As when in the wilderness under the pressure of famine he felt himself dying, the presence of this heavenly being sends a vivifying breath over him, - a Divine refreshing pervades him, body and soul, and it is thus he receives strength to continue to the last the struggle."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven,.... Whether this was Michael the archangel, as some have conjectured, or Gabriel, or what particular angel, is not for us to know, nor is it of any importance: it is certain, it was a good angel: "an angel of God", as the Ethiopic version reads; since he came from heaven, and was one of the angels of heaven, sent by God on this occasion; and it is clear also, that he was in a visible form, and was seen by Christ, since he is said to appear to him:

strengthening him; under his present distress, against the terrors of Satan, and the fears of death, by assuring him of the divine favour, as man, and of the fulfilment of the promises to him to stand by him, assist, strengthen, and carry him through what was before him; and by observing to him the glory and honour he should be crowned with, after his sufferings and death, find the complete salvation of his people, which would be obtained hereby, and which was the joy set before him; and which animated him, as man, to bear the cross, and despise the shame with a brave and heroic Spirit. Now, though God the Father could have strengthened the human nature of Christ, without making use of an angel; and Christ could have strengthened it himself, by his divine nature, to which it was united; but the human nature was to be brought into so low a condition, and to be left to itself, as to stand in need of the assistance of an angel: and this shows not only the ministration of angels to Christ, as man, but that he was at this present time made a little lower than the angels, who was the Creator and Lord of them; as he afterwards more apparently was, through the sufferings of death.



Luke 22:43 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus Prays on the Mount of Olives
42saying, "Father, if You are willing, remove this cup from Me; yet not My will, but Yours be done." 43Now an angel from heaven appeared to Him, strengthening Him. 44And being in agony He was praying very fervently; and His sweat became like drops of blood, falling down upon the ground.…
Cross References
Matthew 4:11
Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.

Acts 14:22
strengthening the disciples and encouraging them to remain true to the faith. "We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God," they said.
Treasury of Scripture

And there appeared an angel to him from heaven, strengthening him.

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Luke 4:10,11 For it is written, He shall give his angels charge over you, to keep you…

Psalm 91:11,12 For he shall give his angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways…

Matthew 4:6,11 And said to him, If you be the Son of God, cast yourself down: for …

Matthew 26:53 Think you that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently …

1 Timothy 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was …

Hebrews 1:6,14 And again, when he brings in the first-begotten into the world, he …

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Luke 22:32 But I have prayed for you, that your faith fail not: and when you …

Deuteronomy 3:28 But charge Joshua, and encourage him, and strengthen him: for he …

Job 4:3,4 Behold, you have instructed many, and you have strengthened the weak hands…

Daniel 10:16-19 And, behold, one like the similitude of the sons of men touched my …

Daniel 11:1 Also I in the first year of Darius the Mede, even I, stood to confirm …

Acts 18:23 And after he had spent some time there, he departed, and went over …

Hebrews 2:17 Why in all things it behooved him to be made like to his brothers…

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