Mark 14:34
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New International Version
"My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death," he said to them. "Stay here and keep watch."

New Living Translation
He told them, "My soul is crushed with grief to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me."

English Standard Version
And he said to them, “My soul is very sorrowful, even to death. Remain here and watch.”

New American Standard Bible
And He said to them, "My soul is deeply grieved to the point of death; remain here and keep watch."

King James Bible
And saith unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death: tarry ye here, and watch.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then He said to them, "My soul is swallowed up in sorrow--to the point of death. Remain here and stay awake."

International Standard Version
So he told them, "I'm deeply grieved, even to the point of death. Wait here and stay awake."

NET Bible
He said to them, "My soul is deeply grieved, even to the point of death. Remain here and stay alert."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he said to them, “My soul is saddened unto death. Stay here and watch”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He said to them, "My anguish is so great that I feel as if I'm dying. Wait here, and stay awake."

Jubilee Bible 2000
and said unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death; tarry ye here, and watch.

King James 2000 Bible
And said unto them, My soul is exceedingly sorrowful unto death: tarry you here, and watch.

American King James Version
And said to them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful to death: tarry you here, and watch.

American Standard Version
And he saith unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful even unto death: abide ye here, and watch.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he saith to them: My soul is sorrowful even unto death; stay you here, and watch.

Darby Bible Translation
And he says to them, My soul is full of grief even unto death; abide here and watch.

English Revised Version
And he saith unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful even unto death: abide ye here, and watch.

Webster's Bible Translation
And saith to them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful to death: tarry ye here, and watch.

Weymouth New Testament
and He said to them, "My heart is oppressed with anguish to the very point of death: wait here and keep awake."

World English Bible
He said to them, "My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here, and watch."

Young's Literal Translation
and he saith to them, 'Exceeding sorrowful is my soul -- to death; remain here, and watch.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

14:32-42 Christ's sufferings began with the sorest of all, those in his soul. He began to be sorely amazed; words not used in St. Matthew, but very full of meaning. The terrors of God set themselves in array against him, and he allowed him to contemplate them. Never was sorrow like unto his at this time. Now he was made a curse for us; the curses of the law were laid upon him as our Surety. He now tasted death, in all the bitterness of it. This was that fear of which the apostle speaks, the natural fear of pain and death, at which human nature startles. Can we ever entertain favourable, or even slight thoughts of sin, when we see the painful sufferings which sin, though but reckoned to him, brought on the Lord Jesus? Shall that sit light upon our souls, which sat so heavy upon his? Was Christ in such agony for our sins, and shall we never be in agony about them? How should we look upon Him whom we have pierced, and mourn! It becomes us to be exceedingly sorrowful for sin, because He was so, and never to mock at it. Christ, as Man, pleaded, that, if it were possible, his sufferings might pass from him. As Mediator, he submitted to the will of God, saying, Nevertheless, not what I will, but what thou wilt; I bid it welcome. See how the sinful weakness of Christ's disciples returns, and overpowers them. What heavy clogs these bodies of ours are to our souls! But when we see trouble at the door, we should get ready for it. Alas, even believers often look at the Redeemer's sufferings in a drowsy manner, and instead of being ready to die with Christ, they are not even prepared to watch with him one hour.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 34. - None but he who bore those sorrows can know what they were. It was not the apprehension of the bodily torments and the bitter death that awaited him, all foreknown by him. It was the inconceivable agony of the weight of the sins of men. The Lord was thus laying "upon him the iniquity of us all." This, and this alone, can explain it. My soul is exceeding sorrowful even unto death. Every word carries the emphasis of an overwhelming grief. It was then that "the deep waters came in," even unto his soul. "What," says Cornelius a Lapide, "must have been the voice, the countenance, the expression, as he uttered those awful words!"

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And saith unto them,.... The above three disciples;

my soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death: he was surrounded with sorrow, and it pressed him so hard, and close, on every side, that he was just ready to die with it:

tarry ye here, and watch: in Matthew it is added, "with me": See Gill on Matthew 26:38.



Mark 14:34 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus Prays at Gethsemane
33And He took with Him Peter and James and John, and began to be very distressed and troubled. 34And He said to them, "My soul is deeply grieved to the point of death; remain here and keep watch." 35And He went a little beyond them, and fell to the ground and began to pray that if it were possible, the hour might pass Him by.…
Cross References
Matthew 26:38
Then he said to them, "My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me."

John 12:27
"Now my soul is troubled, and what shall I say? 'Father, save me from this hour'? No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour.
Treasury of Scripture

And said to them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful to death: tarry you here, and watch.

My soul.

Isaiah 53:3,4,12 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted …

Lamentations 1:12 Is it nothing to you, all you that pass by? behold, and see if there …

John 12:27 Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from …

and watch.

Mark 14:37,38 And he comes, and finds them sleeping, and said to Peter, Simon, …

Mark 13:35-37 Watch you therefore: for you know not when the master of the house …

Ephesians 6:18,19 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit…

1 Peter 4:7 But the end of all things is at hand: be you therefore sober, and …

1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring …

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