Matthew 26:41

“Watch and pray, that yee enter not into temptation: The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weake.”

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Other Translations

Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed [is] willing, but the flesh [is] weak.
- King James Version

"Keep watching and praying that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Keep watch with prayer, so that you may not be put to the test: the spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is feeble.
- Basic English Bible

Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed [is] ready, but the flesh weak.
- Darby Bible

Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
- Webster's Bible

Keep awake, and pray that you may not enter into temptation: the spirit is right willing, but the body is frail."
- Weymouth Bible

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

Wake ye, and preye ye, that ye entre not in to temptacioun; for the spirit is redi, but the fleisch is sijk.
- Wycliffe Bible

watch, and pray, that ye may not enter into temptation: the spirit indeed is forward, but the flesh weak.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 26:41


26:41 The spirit - Your spirit: ye yourselves. The flesh - Your nature. How gentle a rebuke was this, and how kind an apology! especially at a time when our Lord's own mind was so weighed down with sorrow.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 26:41


Mt 26:41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation. Our Lord does not direct them to pray to God that no temptation might befall them, but that they might not be overcome by the temptations in which they must be involved. The need of such prayer was shown by Peter's denial.

Discussion for Matthew 26

  • Miracle for verse 6
    I want to know with biblical proof where and which time did Simon the leper got his healing? Please
  • Gethesemane and Calvary are intertwined. As Jesus came to us to do the will of God as the second Adam, his humanity was weak though His Spirit was ready to take the impending cup to save all human beings. He knows very well that the wage of sin is death and eternal separation from Heavenly Father. He was praying earnestly honouring the will of His Father to accomplish His will either by approving this cup to pass away if there is another option or to do His will as He is ready to take it. This shows his complete faith and dependence on His Father during poignant agony. His humanity was like ours and he was under severe pain and fear as any one of us can feel. But The Last Adam was obedient to by His free choice as Isaac obeyed His father Abraham.
  • If it says , "with the sword ", could that mean that we will ultimately perish in the second death if we are violent? So what I mean is,swords will rust away, and if we are to perish "with " the sword, will we rot away in hell? There is a big difference between by and with lol. I am confused! Someone please help, do we know what the original word was? Thanks in advance!
  • Rosie Lee Son Walt Boy for verse 39
    Gods grace will see you thru anything that we go thru in this life..... He knows how much we can bare.
  • The kingdom of God is here now!!!!! Hallelujah: The deaf hear, the blind see, the lame man is walking.....
  • GREGORY PRINCE
    PRAY PAY ATTENTION THE STRENGHT OF THE FLESH CAN BE WEAKED BY A STRONG SPIRIT

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