Matthew 26:42
New International Version
He went away a second time and prayed, "My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done."

New Living Translation
Then Jesus left them a second time and prayed, "My Father! If this cup cannot be taken away unless I drink it, your will be done."

English Standard Version
Again, for the second time, he went away and prayed, “My Father, if this cannot pass unless I drink it, your will be done.”

Berean Study Bible
A second time He went away and prayed, “My Father, if this cup cannot pass unless I drink it, may Your will be done.”

Berean Literal Bible
Again for a second time having gone away, He prayed, saying, "My Father, if this is not possible to pass unless I drink it, Your will be done."

New American Standard Bible
He went away again a second time and prayed, saying, "My Father, if this cannot pass away unless I drink it, Your will be done."

King James Bible
He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.

Christian Standard Bible
Again, a second time, he went away and prayed, "My Father, if this cannot pass unless I drink it, your will be done."

Contemporary English Version
Again Jesus went to pray and said, "My Father, if there is no other way, and I must suffer, I will still do what you want."

Good News Translation
Once more Jesus went away and prayed, "My Father, if this cup of suffering cannot be taken away unless I drink it, your will be done."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Again, a second time, He went away and prayed, "My Father, if this cannot pass unless I drink it, Your will be done."

International Standard Version
He went away a second time and prayed, "My Father, if this cup cannot go away unless I drink it, let your will be done."

NET Bible
He went away a second time and prayed, "My Father, if this cup cannot be taken away unless I drink it, your will must be done."

New Heart English Bible
Again, a second time he went away, and prayed, saying, "My Father, if this cannot pass away unless I drink it, your desire be done."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Going again the second time, he prayed and he said, “My Father, if this cup cannot pass unless I drink it, your will be done.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then he went away a second time and prayed, "Father, if this cup cannot be taken away unless I drink it, let your will be done."

New American Standard 1977
He went away again a second time and prayed, saying, “My Father, if this cannot pass away unless I drink it, Thy will be done.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
He went away again the second time and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me except I drink it, thy will be done.

King James 2000 Bible
He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, your will be done.

American King James Version
He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, your will be done.

American Standard Version
Again a second time he went away, and prayed, saying, My Father, if this cannot pass away, except I drink it, thy will be done.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Again the second time, he went and prayed, saying: My Father, if this chalice may not pass away, but I must drink it, thy will be done.

Darby Bible Translation
Again going away a second time he prayed saying, My Father, if this cannot pass [from me] unless I drink it, thy will be done.

English Revised Version
Again a second time he went away, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cannot pass away, except I drink it, thy will be done.

Webster's Bible Translation
He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.

Weymouth New Testament
Again a second time He went away and prayed, saying, "My Father, if it is impossible for this cup to pass without my drinking it, Thy will be done."

World English Bible
Again, a second time he went away, and prayed, saying, "My Father, if this cup can't pass away from me unless I drink it, your desire be done."

Young's Literal Translation
Again, a second time, having gone away, he prayed, saying, 'My Father, if this cup cannot pass away from me except I drink it, Thy will be done;'
Study Bible
Jesus Prays at Gethsemane
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.” 43Again Jesus returned and found them sleeping—for their eyes were heavy.…
Cross References
Matthew 6:10
Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Matthew 20:22
"You do not know what you are asking," Jesus replied. "Are you able to drink the cup I am going to drink?" "We are able," the brothers answered.

Matthew 26:39
Going 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."

Matthew 26:43
Again Jesus returned and found them sleeping--for their eyes were heavy.

Mark 14:36
"Abba, Father," He said, "all things are possible for You. Take this cup from Me. Yet not what I will, but what You will."

Luke 22:42
"Father, if You are willing, take this cup from Me. Yet not My will, but Yours be done."

John 6:38
For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but to do the will of Him who sent Me.

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

He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, your will be done.

the second.

Matthew 26:39
And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.

Psalm 22:1,2
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 69:1-3,17,18
To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim, A Psalm of David. Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul…







Lexicon
A second time
δευτέρου (deuterou)
Adjective - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 1208: Second; with the article: in the second place, for the second time. As the compare of duo; second.

He went away
ἀπελθὼν (apelthōn)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 565: From apo and erchomai; to go off, aside or behind, literally or figuratively.

[and] prayed,
προσηύξατο (prosēuxato)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 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.

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

Father,
Πάτερ (Pater)
Noun - Vocative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3962: Father, (Heavenly) Father, ancestor, elder, senior. Apparently a primary word; a 'father'.

if
εἰ (ei)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1487: If. A primary particle of conditionality; if, whether, that, etc.

this [cup]
τοῦτο (touto)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

cannot
δύναται (dynatai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1410: (a) I am powerful, have (the) power, (b) I am able, I can. Of uncertain affinity; to be able or possible.

pass
παρελθεῖν (parelthein)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 3928: From para and erchomai; to come near or aside, i.e. To approach, go by, perish or neglect, avert.

unless
ἐὰν (ean)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1437: If. From ei and an; a conditional particle; in case that, provided, etc.

I drink
πίω (piō)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4095: To drink, imbibe. A prolonged form of pio, which poo occurs only as an alternate in certain tenses; to imbibe.

it,
αὐτὸ (auto)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Neuter 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.

{may} Your
σου (sou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

will
θέλημά (thelēma)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2307: An act of will, will; plur: wishes, desires. From the prolonged form of ethelo; a determination, i.e. choice or inclination.

be done.”
γενηθήτω (genēthētō)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Passive - 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.
(42) If this cup may not pass away from me.--There is a slight change of tone perceptible in this prayer as compared with the first. It is, to speak after the manner of men, as though the conviction that it was not possible that the cup could pass away from Him had come with fuller clearness before His mind. and He was learning to accept it. He finds the answer to the former prayer in the continuance, not the removal. of the bitter agony that preyed on His spirit. It is probably at this stage of the trial that we are to place the sweat like "great drops of blood" and the vision of the angel of Luke 22:43-44.

Verse 42. - Again the second time. A pleonastic expression, as in John 4:54; John 21:16, etc., calling especial attention to "the numerical re-repetition of the Saviour's prayer" (Morison). St. Matthew alone gives the words of this second prayer, which differs in some respects from the first. The possibility of the cup passing away was considered no longer; the continuance of the trial showed that it was not to he. If this cup may (can) not pass away from me... thy will be done. He accepts the cup; his human will coincides with the Divine will; he acquiesces with perfect self-resignation. The cup, relatively to the circumstances, could not pass away from the Saviour. 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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