Matthew 26:37-39

37 He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him, and he began to be sorrowful and troubled.
38 Then he said to them, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.”
39 Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.”

Matthew 26:37 in Other Translations

KJV
37 And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy.
ESV
37 And taking with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be sorrowful and troubled.
NLT
37 He took Peter and Zebedee’s two sons, James and John, and he became anguished and distressed.
MSG
37 Taking along Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he plunged into an agonizing sorrow.
CSB
37 Taking along Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, He began to be sorrowful and deeply distressed.

Matthew 26:37-39 In-Context

35 But Peter declared, “Even if I have to die with you, I will never disown you.” And all the other disciples said the same.
36 Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.”
37 He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him, and he began to be sorrowful and troubled.
38 Then he said to them, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.”
39 Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.”
40 Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. “Couldn’t you men keep watch with me for one hour?” he asked Peter.
41 “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

Cross References 5

  • 1. S Matthew 4:21
  • 2. S John 12:27
  • 3. ver 40,41
  • 4. S Matthew 20:22
  • 5. ver 42; Psalms 40:6-8; Isaiah 50:5; Matthew 6:10; John 4:34; John 5:30; John 6:38
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