Matthew 26:41
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New International Version
"Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."

New Living Translation
Keep watch and pray, so that you will not give in to temptation. For the spirit is willing, but the body is weak!"

English Standard Version
Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

Berean Study Bible
"Watch and pray so that you will not enter into temptation. For the spirit is willing, but the body is weak."

Berean Literal Bible
Watch and pray, that you do not enter into temptation. For the spirit is willing, but the flesh weak."

New American Standard Bible
"Keep watching and praying that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."

King James Bible
Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Stay awake and pray, so that you won't enter into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."

International Standard Version
All of you must stay awake and pray that you won't be tempted. The spirit is indeed willing, but the body is weak."

NET Bible
Stay awake and pray that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Watch and pray lest you enter into temptation. The Spirit is ready, but the body is weak.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Stay awake, and pray that you won't be tempted. You want to do what's right, but you're weak."

New American Standard 1977
“Keep watching and praying, that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

King James 2000 Bible
Watch and pray, that you enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

American King James Version
Watch and pray, that you enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

American Standard Version
Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Watch ye, and pray that ye enter not into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh weak.

Darby Bible Translation
Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed [is] ready, but the flesh weak.

English Revised Version
Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

Webster's Bible Translation
Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

Weymouth New Testament
Keep awake, and pray that you may not enter into temptation: the spirit is right willing, but the body is frail."

World English Bible
Watch and pray, that you don't enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak."

Young's Literal Translation
watch, and pray, that ye may not enter into temptation: the spirit indeed is forward, but the flesh weak.'
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?
Study Bible
Jesus Prays at Gethsemane
40Then Jesus returned to the disciples and found them sleeping. “Were you not able to keep watch with Me for one hour?” He asked Peter. 41“Watch and pray so that you will not enter into temptation. For the spirit is willing, but the body is weak.” 42A second time He went away and prayed, “My Father, if this cup cannot pass unless I drink it, may Your will be done.”…
Cross References
Matthew 26:38
Then He said to them, "My soul is consumed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with Me."

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

Watch and pray, that you enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

Watch.

Matthew 24:42 Watch therefore: for you know not what hour your Lord does come.

Matthew 25:13 Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour wherein …

Mark 13:33-37 Take you heed, watch and pray: for you know not when the time is…

Mark 14:38 Watch you and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit truly …

Luke 21:36 Watch you therefore, and pray always, that you may be accounted worthy …

Luke 22:40,46 And when he was at the place, he said to them, Pray that you enter …

1 Corinthians 16:13 Watch you, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.

Ephesians 6:18 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 …

Revelation 16:15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watches, and keeps …

enter.

Matthew 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For your …

Proverbs 4:14,15 Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men…

Luke 8:13 They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word …

Luke 11:4 And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted …

1 Corinthians 10:13 There has no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but …

2 Peter 2:9 The Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to …

Revelation 3:10 Because you have kept the word of my patience, I also will keep you …

the spirit.

Psalm 119:4,5,24,25,32,35-37,115,117,1 You have commanded us to keep your precepts diligently…

Isaiah 26:8,9 Yes, in the way of your judgments, O LORD, have we waited for you; …

Romans 7:18-25 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwells no good thing: …

Romans 8:3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, …

1 Corinthians 9:27 But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that …

Galatians 5:16,17,24 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the …

Philippians 3:12-14 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: …

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