Mark 14:37
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New International Version
Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. "Simon," he said to Peter, "are you asleep? Couldn't you keep watch for one hour?

New Living Translation
Then he returned and found the disciples asleep. He said to Peter, "Simon, are you asleep? Couldn't you watch with me even one hour?

English Standard Version
And he came and found them sleeping, and he said to Peter, “Simon, are you asleep? Could you not watch one hour?

New American Standard Bible
And He came and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, "Simon, are you asleep? Could you not keep watch for one hour?

King James Bible
And he cometh, and findeth them sleeping, and saith unto Peter, Simon, sleepest thou? couldest not thou watch one hour?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then He came and found them sleeping. "Simon, are you sleeping?" He asked Peter. "Couldn't you stay awake one hour?

International Standard Version
When he went back, he found his disciples asleep. "Simon, are you asleep?" he asked Peter. "You couldn't stay awake for one hour, could you?

NET Bible
Then he came and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, "Simon, are you sleeping? Couldn't you stay awake for one hour?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he came and found them while they were sleeping and he said to Kaypha, “Shimeon, are you sleeping? Were you not able to watch one hour?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He went back and found them asleep. He said to Peter, "Simon, are you sleeping? Couldn't you stay awake for one hour?

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he came and found them sleeping and said unto Peter: Simon, sleepest thou? Could thou not watch one hour?

King James 2000 Bible
And he came, and found them sleeping, and said unto Peter, Simon, do you sleep? could you not watch one hour?

American King James Version
And he comes, and finds them sleeping, and said to Peter, Simon, sleep you? could not you watch one hour?

American Standard Version
And he cometh, and findeth them sleeping, and saith unto Peter, Simon, sleepest thou? couldest thou not watch one hour?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he cometh, and findeth them sleeping. And he saith to Peter: Simon, sleepest thou? couldst thou not watch one hour?

Darby Bible Translation
And he comes and finds them sleeping. And he says to Peter, Simon, dost thou sleep? Hast thou not been able to watch one hour?

English Revised Version
And he cometh, and findeth them sleeping, and saith unto Peter, Simon, sleepest thou? couldest thou not watch one hour?

Webster's Bible Translation
And he cometh, and findeth them sleeping, and saith to Peter, Simon, sleepest thou? couldst not thou watch one hour?

Weymouth New Testament
Then He came and found them asleep, and He said to Peter, "Simon, are you asleep? Had you not strength to keep awake a single hour?

World English Bible
He came and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, "Simon, are you sleeping? Couldn't you watch one hour?

Young's Literal Translation
And he cometh, and findeth them sleeping, and saith to Peter, 'Simon, thou dost sleep! thou wast not able to watch one hour!
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 37. - And he cometh, and findeth them sleeping, and saith unto Peter, Simon, sleepest thou? Couldest thou not watch one hour? St. Luke says (Luke 22:45) that they were "sleeping for sorrow." So on the Mount of Transfiguration he says (Luke 9:32) that they were "heavy with sleep." This rebuke, which St. Mark tells us here was pointedly addressed to Peter, seems to glance at his earnest protestations of fidelity made not long before. And our Lord calls him by his old name of Simon. In St. Matthew (Matthew 26:40) it is less pointed; for there, while our Lord looks at Peter, he addresses them all. "He saith unto -Peter, What, could not ye watch with me one hour?" This is just one of those graphic little incidents which we may suppose St. Mark to have received directly from St. Peter.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And he cometh and findeth them sleeping,.... His three disciples, Peter, James, and John:

and saith unto Peter; particularly, he having so lately asserted, with so much confidence, his love to Christ, and close attachment to him:

Simon, sleepest thou? Christ calls him by the name he first went by, and not by that which he had given him, Cephas, or Peter; he not now having that firmness and constancy, though he boasted of it, which answers to that name:

couldst thou not watch one hour? The Arabic and Persic versions add, with me; and so does the Complutensian edition; See Gill on Matthew 26:40.



Mark 14:37 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus Prays at Gethsemane
36And He was saying, "Abba! Father! All things are possible for You; remove this cup from Me; yet not what I will, but what You will." 37And He came and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, "Simon, are you asleep? Could you not keep watch for one hour? 38"Keep watching and praying that you may not come into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."…
Cross References
Mark 14:36
"Abba, Father," he said, "everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will."

Mark 14:38
Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."
Treasury of Scripture

And he comes, and finds them sleeping, and said to Peter, Simon, sleep you? could not you watch one hour?

and findeth.

Mark 14:40,41 And when he returned, he found them asleep again, (for their eyes …

Luke 9:31,32 Who appeared in glory, and spoke of his decease which he should accomplish …

Luke 22:45,46 And when he rose up from prayer, and was come to his disciples, he …

Simon.

Mark 14:29-31 But Peter said to him, Although all shall be offended, yet will not I…

2 Samuel 16:17 And Absalom said to Hushai, Is this your kindness to your friend? …

Jonah 1:6 So the shipmaster came to him, and said to him, What mean you, O …

Matthew 25:5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.

Matthew 26:40 And he comes to the disciples, and finds them asleep, and said to …

1 Thessalonians 5:6-8 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober…

couldest.

Jeremiah 12:5 If you have run with the footmen, and they have wearied you, then …

Hebrews 12:3 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against …

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