Mark 14:34

34 And he said to them, 1"My soul is very sorrowful, even to death. Remain here and 2watch."[a]

Mark 14:34 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 14:34

And saith unto them
The above three disciples;

my soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death:
he was surrounded with sorrow, and it pressed him so hard, and close, on every side, that he was just ready to die with it:

tarry ye here, and watch:
in Matthew it is added, "with me": (See Gill on Matthew 26:38).

Mark 14:34 In-Context

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.
36 And he said, "Abba, Father, all things are possible for you. Remove this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will."

Cross References 2

  • 1. [Psalms 42:5, 6; John 12:27]
  • 2. See Matthew 24:42

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Or keep awake; also verses 37, 38