Matthew 26:41
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New International Version
"Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."

King James Bible
Watch and pray, that ye 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] ready, but the flesh weak.

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

Young's Literal Translation
watch, and pray, that ye may not enter into temptation: the spirit indeed is forward, but the flesh weak.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

That ye enter not into temptation - If ye cannot endure a little fatigue when there is no suffering, how will ye do when the temptation, the great trial of your fidelity and courage, cometh? Watch - that ye be not taken unawares; and pray - that when it comes ye may be enabled to bear it.

The spirit - is willing, but the flesh is weak - Your inclinations are good - ye are truly sincere; but your good purposes will be overpowered by your timidity. Ye wish to continue steadfast in your adherence to your Master; but your fears will lead you to desert him.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Watch.

Matthew 24:42 Watch therefore: for you know not what hour your Lord does come.

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

Mark 13:33-37 Take you heed, watch and pray: for you know not when the time is...

Mark 14:38 Watch you and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak.

Luke 21:36 Watch you therefore, and pray always, that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass...

Luke 22:40,46 And when he was at the place, he said to them, Pray that you enter not into temptation...

1 Corinthians 16:13 Watch you, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.

Ephesians 6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit...

1 Peter 4:7 But the end of all things is at hand: be you therefore sober, and watch to prayer.

1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour:

Revelation 16:15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.

enter.

Matthew 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For your is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

Proverbs 4:14,15 Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men...

Luke 8:13 They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe...

Luke 11:4 And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation...

1 Corinthians 10:13 There has no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful...

2 Peter 2:9 The Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust to the day of judgment to be punished:

Revelation 3:10 Because you have kept the word of my patience, I also will keep you from the hour of temptation, which shall come on all the world...

the spirit.

Psalm 119:4,5,24,25,32,35-37,115,117,1 You have commanded us to keep your precepts diligently...

Isaiah 26:8,9 Yes, in the way of your judgments, O LORD, have we waited for you; the desire of our soul is to your name...

Romans 7:18-25 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwells no good thing: for to will is present with me...

Romans 8:3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh...

1 Corinthians 9:27 But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others...

Galatians 5:16,17,24 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh...

Philippians 3:12-14 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after...

Library
January 9. "Not as I Will, but as Thou Wilt" (Matt. xxvi. 39).
"Not as I will, but as Thou wilt" (Matt. xxvi. 39). "To will and do of His good pleasure" (Phil. ii. 13). There are two attitudes in which our will should be given to God. First. We should have the surrendered will. This is where we must all begin, by yielding up to God our natural will, and having Him possess it. But next, He wants us to have the victorious will. As soon as He receives our will in honest surrender, He wants to put His will into it and make it stronger than ever for Him. It is henceforth
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

'Until that Day'
'I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.'--MATT. xxvi. 29. This remarkable saying of our Lord's is recorded in all of the accounts of the institution of the Lord's Supper. The thought embodied in it ought to be present in the minds of all who partake of that rite. It converts what is primarily a memorial into a prophecy. It bids us hope as well as, and because we, remember. The light behind us is cast forward on to
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Power of Prayer in Relation to Outward Circumstances.
TEXT: MATT. xxvi. 36-46. TO be a religious man and to pray are really one and the same thing. To join the thought of God with every thought of any importance that occurs to us; in all our admiration of external nature, to regard it as the work of His wisdom; to take counsel with God about all our plans, that we may be able to carry them out in His name; and even in our most mirthful hours to remember His all-seeing eye; this is the prayer without ceasing to which we are called, and which is really
Friedrich Schleiermacher—Selected Sermons of Schleiermacher

An Awful Contrast
"Then did they spit in his face."--Matthew 26:67. "And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away."--Revelation 20:11. GUIDED BY OUR TEXT in Matthew's Gospel, let us first go in thought to the palace of Caiaphas the high priest, and there let us, in deepest sorrow, realize the meaning of these terrible words: "Then did they spit in his face." There is more of deep and awful thunder in them than in the bolt that bursts overhead, there is
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 42: 1896

Cross References
Matthew 26:38
Then he said to them, "My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me."

Mark 14:38
Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."

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