Matthew 26:40
New International Version
Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. "Couldn't you men keep watch with me for one hour?" he asked Peter.

New Living Translation
Then he returned to the disciples and found them asleep. He said to Peter, "Couldn't you watch with me even one hour?

English Standard Version
And he came to the disciples and found them sleeping. And he said to Peter, “So, could you not watch with me one hour?

Berean Study Bible
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.

Berean Literal Bible
And He comes to the disciples and finds them sleeping. And He says to Peter, "So, were you not able to watch with Me one hour?

New American Standard Bible
And He came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, "So, you men could not keep watch with Me for one hour?

King James Bible
And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?

Christian Standard Bible
Then he came to the disciples and found them sleeping. He asked Peter, "So, couldn't you stay awake with me one hour?

Contemporary English Version
He came back and found his disciples sleeping. So he said to Peter, "Can't any of you stay awake with me for just one hour?

Good News Translation
Then he returned to the three disciples and found them asleep; and he said to Peter, "How is it that you three were not able to keep watch with me for even one hour?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then He came to the disciples and found them sleeping. He asked Peter, "So, couldn't you stay awake with Me one hour?

International Standard Version
When he went back to the disciples, he found them asleep. He told Peter, "So, you men couldn't stay awake with me for one hour, could you?

NET Bible
Then he came to the disciples and found them sleeping. He said to Peter, "So, couldn't you stay awake with me for one hour?

New Heart English Bible
He came to the disciples, and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, "What, could you not watch with me for one hour?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he came to his disciples and he found them as they slept and he said to Kaypha, “Could you not keep watch with me one hour?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When he went back to the disciples, he found them asleep. He said to Peter, "Couldn't you stay awake with me for one hour?

New American Standard 1977
And He came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, “So, you men could not keep watch with Me for one hour?

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he came unto the disciples and found them asleep and said unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?

King James 2000 Bible
And he came unto the disciples, and found them asleep, and said unto Peter, What, could you not watch with me one hour?

American King James Version
And he comes to the disciples, and finds them asleep, and said to Peter, What, could you not watch with me one hour?

American Standard Version
And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them sleeping, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he cometh to his disciples, and findeth them asleep, and he saith to Peter: What? Could you not watch one hour with me?

Darby Bible Translation
And he comes to the disciples and finds them sleeping, and says to Peter, Thus ye have not been able to watch one hour with me?

English Revised Version
And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them sleeping, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?

Webster's Bible Translation
And he cometh to the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith to Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?

Weymouth New Testament
Then He came to the disciples and found them asleep, and He said to Peter, "Alas, none of you could keep awake with me for even a single hour!

World English Bible
He came to the disciples, and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, "What, couldn't you watch with me for one hour?

Young's Literal Translation
And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them sleeping, and he saith to Peter, 'So! ye were not able one hour to watch with me!
Study Bible
Jesus Prays at Gethsemane
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.” 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.”…
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."

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

Treasury of Scripture

And he comes to the disciples, and finds them asleep, and said to Peter, What, could you not watch with me one hour?

and findeth.

Matthew 26:43
And he came and found them asleep again: for their eyes were heavy.

Matthew 25:5
While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.

Song of Solomon 5:2
I sleep, but my heart waketh: it is the voice of my beloved that knocketh, saying, Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled: for my head is filled with dew, and my locks with the drops of the night.

What.

Matthew 26:35
Peter said unto him, Though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples.

Judges 9:33
And it shall be, that in the morning, as soon as the sun is up, thou shalt rise early, and set upon the city: and, behold, when he and the people that is with him come out against thee, then mayest thou do to them as thou shalt find occasion.

1 Samuel 26:15,16
And David said to Abner, Art not thou a valiant man? and who is like to thee in Israel? wherefore then hast thou not kept thy lord the king? for there came one of the people in to destroy the king thy lord…







Lexicon
Then
Καὶ (Kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

[Jesus] returned
ἔρχεται (erchetai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2064: To come, go.

to
πρὸς (pros)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4314: To, towards, with. A strengthened form of pro; a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. Toward.

the
τοὺς (tous)
Article - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

disciples
μαθητὰς (mathētas)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3101: A learner, disciple, pupil. From manthano; a learner, i.e. Pupil.

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

found
εὑρίσκει (heuriskei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2147: A prolonged form of a primary heuro, which heureo is used for it in all the tenses except the present and imperfect to find.

them
αὐτοὺς (autous)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
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.

sleeping.
καθεύδοντας (katheudontas)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2518: To sleep, be sleeping. From kata and heudo; to lie down to rest, i.e. to fall asleep.

“Were you not able
ἰσχύσατε (ischysate)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2480: To have strength, be strong, be in full health and vigor, be able; meton: I prevail. From ischus; to have force.

to keep watch
γρηγορῆσαι (grēgorēsai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
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.

with
μετ’ (met’)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 3326: (a) gen: with, in company with, (b) acc: (1) behind, beyond, after, of place, (2) after, of time, with nouns, neut. of adjectives.

Me
ἐμοῦ (emou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

[for] one
μίαν (mian)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1520: One. (including the neuter Hen); a primary numeral; one.

hour?”
ὥραν (hōran)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5610: Apparently a primary word; an 'hour'.

He asked
λέγει (legei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

Peter.
Πέτρῳ (Petrō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4074: Peter, a Greek name meaning rock. Apparently a primary word; a rock; as a name, Petrus, an apostle.
(40) He cometh unto the disciples.--Perhaps to both the groups--first of the three and then of the eight. All were alike sleeping--as St. Luke characteristically adds, "sleeping for sorrow."

What, could ye not watch . . .?--Literally, Were ye thus unable to watch? St. Mark (Mark 14:37) individualises the words--"Simon, sleepest thou?" He had boasted of his readiness to do great things. He could not so much as rouse himself to watch for one hour. The last word may be fairly taken as partly measuring the time that had passed since their Master had left them. As the words are reported we must believe that the disciples were just so far roused as to hear them, and that they sank back powerless into slumber.

Verse 40. - He cometh unto the disciples. He rose from prayer and returned to his three apostles, seeking their sympathy and the comfort of their presence in his lonely desolation. Findeth them asleep; sleeping. The comfort which his man's nature craved was denied him. St. Luke, the physician, says that the disciples were "sleeping for sorrow." Some great mental shock, some poignant distress, often produces a bodily stupor and sleep; but this is scarcely a valid excuse for such insensibility at this terrible crisis, especially as the Lord had urged them to watch (ver. 38). They had had a very trying day; Peter and John had undergone much bodily fatigue in preparing the last Supper; they were all weary, full of grief, and weighed down by foreboding; it was no wonder that they succumbed to these influences, though we might have expected that such as they would have risen superior to them. "The simple law, that extraordinary tension raises the highly developed spiritual life, while it stupefies the less developed, finds here its strongest illustration in the almost absolute contrast of spiritual watchfulness and sleep" (Lange). Saith unto Peter. Peter had been most forward in profession (vers. 33, 35); so Christ addresses him first. The other two, James and John, bad boldly asserted that they were able to drink of Christ's cup of suffering (Matthew 20:22); so they are included in the tender reproach. What (οὕτως), could ye not watch with me? So, could ye not, etc.? Is it so that? Are ye unable to do even this little thing for me? Truly a pathetic reproof! One hour. It may be that this first stage of the agony had lasted for an hour, but the term is more probably indefinite; or it may refer to the whole time of trial. 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?
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