Matthew 26:38
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New International Version
Then he said to them, "My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me."

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
Then he said to them, “My soul is very sorrowful, even to death; remain here, and watch with me.”

Berean Study Bible
Then He said to them, "My soul is consumed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with Me."

Berean Literal Bible
Then He says to them, "My soul is very sorrowful, even to death. Remain here and watch with Me."

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

King James Bible
Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.

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 with Me."

International Standard Version
Then he told them, "I'm so deeply grieved that I feel I'm about to die. Wait here and stay awake with me."

NET Bible
Then he said to them, "My soul is deeply grieved, even to the point of death. Remain here and stay awake with me."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he said to them, “My soul has sorrow even to death; wait for me here and keep watch with me.”

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

New American Standard 1977
Then He said to them, “My soul is deeply grieved, to the point of death; remain here and keep watch with Me.”

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

King James 2000 Bible
Then said he unto them, My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even unto death: tarry you here, and watch with me.

American King James Version
Then said he to them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even to death: tarry you here, and watch with me.

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
Then he says to them, My soul is very sorrowful even unto death; remain here and watch with me.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
Then saith he to them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even to death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.

Weymouth New Testament
and He said to them, "My soul is crushed with anguish to the very point of death; wait here, and keep awake with me."

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

Young's Literal Translation
then saith he to them, 'Exceedingly sorrowful is my soul -- unto death; abide ye here, and watch with me.'
Study Bible
Jesus Prays at Gethsemane
37And He took with Him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee and began to be sorrowful and deeply distressed. 38Then He said to them, “My soul is consumed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with Me.” 39Going a little farther, He fell facedown and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me. Yet not as I will, but as You will.”…
Word Study

Then, at that time. From ho and hote; the when, i.e. At the time that.

(a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

From psucho; breath, i.e. spirit, abstractly or concretely.

I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

very sorrowful,
Perilypos (Adj-NFS)
Very sorrowful, greatly grieved. From peri and lupe; grieved all around, i.e. Intensely sad.

A conjunction, preposition and adverb of continuance, until.

Death, physical or spiritual. From thnesko; death.

To remain, abide, stay, wait; with acc: I wait for, await. A primary verb; to stay.

From an adverb form of hode; in this same spot, i.e. Here or hither.

And, even, also, namely.

(a) I am awake (in the night), watch, (b) I am watchful, on the alert, vigilant. From egeiro; to keep awake, i.e. Watch.

(a) gen: with, in company with, (b) acc: (1) behind, beyond, after, of place, (2) after, of time, with nouns, neut. of adjectives.

I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
26:36-46 He who made atonement for the sins of mankind, submitted himself in a garden of suffering, to the will of God, from which man had revolted in a garden of pleasure. Christ took with him into that part of the garden where he suffered his agony, only those who had witnessed his glory in his transfiguration. Those are best prepared to suffer with Christ, who have by faith beheld his glory. The words used denote the most entire dejection, amazement, anguish, and horror of mind; the state of one surrounded with sorrows, overwhelmed with miseries, and almost swallowed up with terror and dismay. He now began to be sorrowful, and never ceased to be so till he said, It is finished. He prayed that, if possible, the cup might pass from him. But he also showed his perfect readiness to bear the load of his sufferings; he was willing to submit to all for our redemption and salvation. According to this example of Christ, we must drink of the bitterest cup which God puts into our hands; though nature struggle, it must submit. It should be more our care to get troubles sanctified, and our hearts satisfied under them, than to get them taken away. It is well for us that our salvation is in the hand of One who neither slumbers nor sleeps. All are tempted, but we should be much afraid of entering into temptation. To be secured from this, we should watch and pray, and continually look unto the Lord to hold us up that we may be safe. Doubtless our Lord had a clear and full view of the sufferings he was to endure, yet he spoke with the greatest calmness till this time. Christ was a Surety, who undertook to be answerable for our sins. Accordingly he was made sin for us, and suffered for our sins, the Just for the unjust; and Scripture ascribes his heaviest sufferings to the hand of God. He had full knowledge of the infinite evil of sin, and of the immense extent of that guilt for which he was to atone; with awful views of the Divine justice and holiness, and the punishment deserved by the sins of men, such as no tongue can express, or mind conceive. At the same time, Christ suffered being tempted; probably horrible thoughts were suggested by Satan that tended to gloom and every dreadful conclusion: these would be the more hard to bear from his perfect holiness. And did the load of imputed guilt so weigh down the soul of Him of whom it is said, He upholdeth all things by the word of his power? into what misery then must those sink whose sins are left upon their own heads! How will those escape who neglect so great salvation?
Cross References
Psalm 42:5
Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him For the help of His presence.

Isaiah 53:12
Therefore, I will allot Him a portion with the great, And He will divide the booty with the strong; Because He poured out Himself to death, And was numbered with the transgressors; Yet He Himself bore the sin of many, And interceded for the transgressors.

Matthew 26:40
Then Jesus returned to the disciples and found them sleeping. "Were you not able to keep watch with Me for one hour?" He asked Peter.

Matthew 26:41
"Watch and pray so that you will not enter into temptation. For the spirit is willing, but the body is weak."

Mark 14:34
And He told them, "My soul is consumed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch."

John 12:27
Now My soul is troubled, and what shall I say? 'Father, save Me from this hour'? No, it is for this purpose that I have come to this hour.
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