Mark 14:38
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, so that you may not enter into temptation. For the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."

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

King James Bible
Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak.

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

Contemporary English Version
Stay awake and pray that you won't be tested. You want to do what is right, but you are weak."

Good News Translation
And he said to them, "Keep watch, and pray that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit 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."

New Heart English Bible
Watch and pray, that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Watch and pray lest you enter into temptation. The spirit is willing and 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 come into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Watch ye and pray; enter not into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is sick.

King James 2000 Bible
Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak.

American King James Version
Watch you and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, 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 you enter not into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

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

Weymouth New Testament
Be wakeful, all of you, and keep on praying, that you may not come into temptation: the spirit is right willing, but the body is frail."

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

Young's Literal Translation
Watch ye and pray, that ye may not enter into temptation; the spirit indeed is forward, but the flesh weak.'
Study Bible
Jesus Prays at Gethsemane
37Then Jesus returned and found them sleeping. “Simon, are you asleep?” He asked, “Were you not able to keep watch for one hour? 38Watch and pray so that you will not enter into temptation. For the spirit is willing, but the body is weak.” 39Again He went away and prayed, saying the same thing.…
Cross References
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 14:37
Then Jesus returned and found them sleeping. "Simon, are you asleep?" He asked, "Were you not able to keep watch for one hour?

Mark 14:39
Again He went away and prayed, saying the same thing.

Treasury of Scripture

Watch you and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak.

Watch.

Mark 14:34
And saith unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death: tarry ye here, and watch.

Matthew 24:42
Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

Matthew 25:13
Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

The spirit.

Romans 7:18-25
For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not…

Galatians 5:17
For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.

Philippians 2:12
Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.







Lexicon
Watch
γρηγορεῖτε (grēgoreite)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1127: (a) I am awake (in the night), watch, (b) I am watchful, on the alert, vigilant. From egeiro; to keep awake, i.e. Watch.

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

pray
προσεύχεσθε (proseuchesthe)
Verb - Present Imperative Middle or Passive - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4336: To pray, pray for, offer prayer. From pros and euchomai; to pray to God, i.e. Supplicate, worship.

so that
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

you will not enter
ἔλθητε (elthēte)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2064: To come, go.

into
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

temptation.
πειρασμόν (peirasmon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3986: From peirazo; a putting to proof (of good), experience (of evil), solicitation, discipline or provocation); by implication, adversity.

For
μὲν (men)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3303: A primary particle; properly, indicative of affirmation or concession; usually followed by a contrasted clause with de.

the
τὸ (to)
Article - Nominative Neuter 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.

spirit
πνεῦμα (pneuma)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4151: Wind, breath, spirit.

[is] willing,
πρόθυμον (prothymon)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4289: Eager, ready, willing, prompt. From pro and thumos; forward in spirit, i.e. Predisposed; neuter alacrity.

but
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

the
(hē)
Article - Nominative 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.

body
σὰρξ (sarx)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4561: Flesh, body, human nature, materiality; kindred.

[is] weak.”
ἀσθενής (asthenēs)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 772: (lit: not strong), (a) weak (physically, or morally), (b) infirm, sick. Strengthless.
Verse 38. - Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation. The great temptation of the disciples at that moment was to deny Christ under the influence of fear. And so our Lord gives here the true remedy against temptation of every kind; namely, watchfulness and prayer - watchfulness, against the craft and subtlety of the devil or man; and prayer, for the Divine help to overcome. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. Here our Lord graciously finds excuses for them. It is as though he said, "I know that in heart and mind you are ready to cleave to me, even though the Jews should threaten you with death. But I know also that your flesh is weak. Pray, then, that the weakness of the flesh may not overcome the strength of the spirit." St. Jerome says, "In whatever degree we trust to the ardor of the spirit, in the same degree ought we to fear because of the infirmity of the flesh." 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.
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