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

  • Jacquelyne Booher
    As we observe the things going on in this world we are horrified as each incident surrounds us and we just have to think that we need to be waiting and watching for the imminent return of Christ. after while He will tell us to "go on and take our rest", for there won't be any need to watch. While we are trying to stop the madness, I can only imagine Christ as He must see this bitter cup.
  • Joshua
    Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, There came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head, as he sat at meat. For in that she hath poured this ointment on my body, she did it for my burial.
  • Norm
    There came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head, as he sat at meat. Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, there shall also this, that this woman hath done, be told for a memorial of her.
  • Plummer harris
    I want to THANK YOU,THANK GOD praying for others help me stay focus on others the way the lord and the spirit want us all to do.
  • Shirley A. Snead
    when I'm in the flesh I'm on a dead end road with no way out. I'm stuck and lost with no help, until I repent and call on Jesus to set me free from a life of sexual immorality. I need the Holy Spirit's power and help daily because my flesh is weak. I have learn not to trust myself and no one else but the Holy Spirit. We must constantly watch and pray. fight the good fight of faith.
  • TheTruth
    I would like to share a couple of tips on this subject that can help those and well as this helps me everytime. I know it's hard at times to draw away all these unwanted thoughts but I found ways to avoid acting on these unwanted thoughts, always put your mind focus on the things of GOD by surrounding yourself with good Christian songs, and choose your favorite verse from the bible and say them when these thoughts come to mind. talk to GOD in prayer instead and ask him to draw them away as a.s.a.p. and last very important read your bible ask Jesus for understanding if you do not understand for he is are instructor. Here are a couple of Verses that will help you to avoid into any unwanted temptation. Philippians 4:6-8 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 Colossians 3:5 Romans 12:2. May GOD bless you. my favorite verse 1 John 4:4

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