Mark 14:33

33 And he took with him 1Peter and James and John, and began 2to be greatly distressed and troubled.

Mark 14:33 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 14:33

And he taketh with him Peter, and James, and John
Who were witnesses of his transfiguration on the mount, and now of his sorrows in the garden: and began to be sore amazed;
to be in great consternation and astonishment, at the sight of all the sins of his people coming upon him; at the black storm of wrath, that was gathering thick over him; at the sword of justice which was brandished against him; and at the curses of the righteous law, which, like so many thunderbolts of vengeance, were directed at him: no wonder it should be added, and to be very heavy: both with sin and sorrow;
(See Gill on Matthew 26:37).

Mark 14:33 In-Context

31 But he said emphatically, "If I must die with you, I will not deny you." And they all said the same.
32 And they went to a place called Gethsemane. And he said to his disciples, "Sit here while I pray."
33 And he took with him Peter and James and John, and began to be greatly distressed and troubled.
34 And he said to them, "My soul is very sorrowful, even to death. Remain here and watch."
35 And going a little farther, he fell on the ground and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Mark 5:37; Mark 9:2
  • 2. [Matthew 17:23]