Luke 22:44
New International Version
And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.

New Living Translation
He prayed more fervently, and he was in such agony of spirit that his sweat fell to the ground like great drops of blood.

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.

Berean Study Bible
And in His anguish, He prayed more earnestly, and His sweat became like drops of blood falling to the ground.

Berean Literal Bible
And having been in agony, He was praying more earnestly. And His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down upon the ground.

New American Standard Bible
And being in agony He was praying very fervently; and His sweat became like drops of blood, falling down upon 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.

Christian Standard Bible
Being in anguish, he prayed more fervently, and his sweat became like drops of blood falling to the ground.

Contemporary English Version
Jesus was in great pain and prayed so sincerely that his sweat fell to the ground like drops of blood.

Good News Translation
In great anguish he prayed even more fervently; his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Being in anguish, He prayed more fervently, and His sweat became like drops of blood falling to the ground.

International Standard Version
In his anguish he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat became like large drops of blood falling on the ground.

NET Bible
And in his anguish he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.]

New Heart English Bible
Being in agony he prayed more earnestly. His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down on the ground.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And as he was in fear, he prayed urgently, and his sweat was like drops of blood, and he fell upon the ground.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So he prayed very hard in anguish. His sweat became like drops of blood falling to the ground.

New American Standard 1977
And being in agony He was praying very fervently; and His sweat became like drops of blood, falling down upon the ground.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And being in agony, he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.

King James 2000 Bible
And being in agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.

American King James Version
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.

Darby Bible Translation
And being in conflict he prayed more intently. And his sweat became as great drops of blood, falling down upon the earth.

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.

World English Bible
Being in agony he prayed more earnestly. His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down on the ground.

Young's Literal Translation
and having been in agony, he was more earnestly praying, and his sweat became, as it were, great drops of blood falling upon the ground.
Study Bible
Jesus Prays on the Mount of Olives
43Then an angel from heaven appeared to Him and strengthened Him. 44And in His anguish, He prayed more earnestly, and His sweat became like drops of blood falling to the ground. 45When Jesus rose from prayer and returned to the disciples, He found them asleep, exhausted from sorrow.…
Cross References
Luke 22:45
When Jesus rose from prayer and returned to the disciples, He found them asleep, exhausted from sorrow.

Hebrews 5:7
During the days of Jesus' earthly life, He offered up prayers and petitions with loud cries and tears to the One who could save Him from death, and He was heard because of His reverence.

Treasury of Scripture

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.

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
To the chief Musician upon Aijeleth Shahar, A Psalm of David. My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring? …

Psalm 40:1-3
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry…

his.

Isaiah 53:10
Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.

Lamentations 1:12
Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by? behold, and see if there be any sorrow like unto my sorrow, which is done unto me, wherewith the LORD hath afflicted me in the day of his fierce anger.

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?







Lexicon
And
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

in [His]
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

anguish,
ἀγωνίᾳ (agōnia)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 74: From agon; a struggle, i.e. anguish.

He prayed
προσηύχετο (prosēucheto)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4336: To pray, pray for, offer prayer. From pros and euchomai; to pray to God, i.e. Supplicate, worship.

more earnestly,
ἐκτενέστερον (ektenesteron)
Adverb - Comparative
Strong's Greek 1617: More earnestly. Neuter of the comparative of ektenes; more intently.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

His
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

sweat
ἱδρὼς (hidrōs)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2402: Sweat, perspiration. A strengthened form of a primary idos: perspiration.

became
ἐγένετο (egeneto)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.

like
ὡσεὶ (hōsei)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 5616: As if, as it were, like; with numbers: about. From hos and ei; as if.

drops
θρόμβοι (thromboi)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2361: A clot, large drop (of blood). Perhaps from trepho; a clot.

of blood
αἵματος (haimatos)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 129: Blood, literally, figuratively or specially; by implication, bloodshed, also kindred.

falling
καταβαίνοντες (katabainontes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2597: To go down, come down, either from the sky or from higher land, descend. From kata and the base of basis; to descend.

to
ἐπὶ (epi)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

the
τὴν (tēn)
Article - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

ground.
γῆν (gēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1093: Contracted from a primary word; soil; by extension a region, or the solid part or the whole of the terrene globe.
(44) And being in an agony.--The Greek noun primarily describes a "conflict" or "struggle," rather than mere physical pain. The phenomenon described is obviously one which would have a special interest for one of St. Luke's calling, and the four words which he uses for "agony," "drops," "sweat," "more earnestly" (literally, more intensely), though not exclusively technical, are yet such as a medical writer would naturally use. They do not occur elsewhere in the New Testament. The form of the expression, "as it were, great drops (better, clots) of blood," leaves us uncertain, as the same Greek word does in "descending like a dove," in Matthew 3:16, whether it applies to manner or to visible appearance. On the latter, and generally received view, the phenomenon is not unparalleled, both in ancient and modern times. (Comp. the very term, "bloody sweat," noted as a symptom of extreme exhaustion in Aristotle, Hist. Anim. iii.19, and Medical Gazette for December, 1848, quoted by Alford.) If we ask who were St. Luke's informants, we may think either, as before, of one of the disciples, or, possibly, one of the women from whom, as above, he manifestly derived so much that he records. That "bloody sweat" must have left its traces upon the tunic that our Lord wore, and when the soldiers cast lots for it (Matthew 27:35; John 19:24), Mary Magdalene, who stood by the cross, may have seen and noticed the fact (John 19:25), nor could it well have escaped the notice of Nicodemus and Joseph when they embalmed the body (John 19:40).

Verse 44. - And his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground. Some (for instance, Theophylact) understand this "as it were" to signify that the expression, "drops of blood," was simply parabolic; but it is far better to understand the words in their literal sense, as our Church does when it prays, "By thine agony and bloody sweat." Athanasius even goes so far as to pronounce a ban upon those who deny this sweat of blood. Commentators give instances of this blood-sweat under abnormal pathological circumstances. Some, though by no means all, of the oldest authorities omit these last two verses (43, 44). Their omission in many of these ancient manuscripts was probably due to mistaken reverence. The two oldest and most authoritative translations, the Itala (Latin) and Peshito (Syriac), contain them, however, as do the most important Fathers of the second century, Justin and Irenaeus. We have, then, apart from the evidence of manuscripts, the testimony of the earliest Christianity in Italy and Syria, Asia Minor and Gaul, to the genuineness of these two famous verses. They are printed in the ordinary text of the Revised English Version, with a side-note alluding to their absence in some of the ancient authorities. 22:39-46 Every description which the evangelists give of the state of mind in which our Lord entered upon this conflict, proves the tremendous nature of the assault, and the perfect foreknowledge of its terrors possessed by the meek and lowly Jesus. Here are three things not in the other evangelists. 1. When Christ was in his agony, there appeared to him an angel from heaven, strengthening him. It was a part of his humiliation that he was thus strengthened by a ministering spirit. 2. Being in agony, he prayed more earnestly. Prayer, though never out of season, is in a special manner seasonable when we are in an agony. 3. In this agony his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down. This showed the travail of his soul. We should pray also to be enabled to resist unto the shedding of our blood, striving against sin, if ever called to it. When next you dwell in imagination upon the delights of some favourite sin, think of its effects as you behold them here! See its fearful effects in the garden of Gethsemane, and desire, by the help of God, deeply to hate and to forsake that enemy, to ransom sinners from whom the Redeemer prayed, agonized, and bled.
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