Mark 14:40

40 When he came back, he again found them sleeping, because their eyes were heavy. They did not know what to say to him.

Mark 14:40 in Other Translations

KJV
40 And when he returned, he found them asleep again, (for their eyes were heavy,) neither wist they what to answer him.
ESV
40 And again he came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were very heavy, and they did not know what to answer him.
NLT
40 When he returned to them again, he found them sleeping, for they couldn’t keep their eyes open. And they didn’t know what to say.
MSG
40 Returning, he again found them sound asleep. They simply couldn't keep their eyes open, and they didn't have a plausible excuse.
CSB
40 And He came again and found them sleeping, because they could not keep their eyes open. They did not know what to say to Him.

Mark 14:40 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 14:40

And when he returned, he found them asleep again
Notwithstanding the expostulation he had used with them, the exhortation he had given them, and the danger he had suggested to them:

for their eyes were heavy:
with sleep and sorrow:

neither wist they what to answer him;
partly through confusion and shame, not knowing how to excuse themselves; and partly, through their being stupefied with sleep and grief.

Mark 14:40 In-Context

38 Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
39 Once more he went away and prayed the same thing.
40 When he came back, he again found them sleeping, because their eyes were heavy. They did not know what to say to him.
41 Returning the third time, he said to them, “Are you still sleeping and resting? Enough! The hour has come. Look, the Son of Man is delivered into the hands of sinners.
42 Rise! Let us go! Here comes my betrayer!”