Luke 22:44
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English Standard Version
And being in agony he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground.

King James Bible
And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.

American Standard Version
And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat became as it were great drops of blood falling down upon the ground.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And his sweat became as drops of blood, trickling down upon the ground.

English Revised Version
And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat became as it were great drops of blood falling down upon the ground.

Webster's Bible Translation
And being in an agony, he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling to the ground.

Weymouth New Testament
while He--an agony of distress having come upon Him--prayed all the more with intense earnestness, and His sweat became like clots of blood dropping on the ground.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Being in an agony (γενόμενος ἐν ἀγωνίᾳ)

There is in the aorist participle a suggestion of a growing intensity in the struggle, which is not conveyed by the simple being. Literally, though very awkwardly, it is, having become in an agony: having progressed from the first prayer (began to pray, Luke 22:41) into an intense struggle of prayer and sorrow. Wycliffe's rendering hints at this: and he, made in agony, prayed. Agony occurs only here. It is used by medical writers, and the fact of a sweat accompanying an agony is also mentioned by them.

More earnestly (ἐκτενέστερον)

See on fervently, 1 Peter 1:22.

Was (ἐγένετο)

More correctly, as Rev., became. See on γενόμενος, being, above.

Great drops (θρόμβοι)

Only here in New Testament: gouts or clots. Very common in medical language. Aristotle mentions a bloody sweat arising from the blood being in poor condition; and Theophrastus mentions a physician who compared a species of sweat to blood.

Luke 22:44 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

being.

Genesis 32:24-28 And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day...

Psalm 22:1,2,12-21 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? why are you so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring...

Psalm 40:1-3 I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined to me, and heard my cry...

Psalm 69:14-18 Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink: let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters...

Psalm 88:1-18 O lord God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before you...

Psalm 130:1,2 Out of the depths have I cried to you, O LORD...

Psalm 143:6,7 I stretch forth my hands to you: my soul thirsts after you, as a thirsty land. Selah...

Lamentations 1:12 Is it nothing to you, all you that pass by? behold, and see if there be any sorrow like to my sorrow, which is done to me...

Lamentations 3:53-56 They have cut off my life in the dungeon, and cast a stone on me...

Jonah 2:2,3 And said, I cried by reason of my affliction to the LORD, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and you heard my voice...

John 12:27 Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I to this hour.

Hebrews 5:7 Who in the days of his flesh...

his.

Isaiah 53:10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he has put him to grief: when you shall make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed...

Lamentations 1:12 Is it nothing to you, all you that pass by? behold, and see if there be any sorrow like to my sorrow, which is done to me...

Romans 8:32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

Cross References
Luke 22:45
And when he rose from prayer, he came to the disciples and found them sleeping for sorrow,

Hebrews 5:7
In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverence.

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