Luke 22:44

“And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And being in an agonie, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling downe to the ground.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And being in agony He was praying very fervently; and His sweat became like drops of blood, falling down upon the ground.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat became as it were great drops of blood falling down upon the ground.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And being in great trouble of soul, the force of his prayer became stronger, and great drops, like blood, came from him, falling to the earth.
- Basic English Bible

And being in conflict he prayed more intently. And his sweat became as great drops of blood, falling down upon the earth.
- Darby Bible

And being in an agony, he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling to the ground.
- Webster's Bible

while He--an agony of distress having come upon Him--prayed all the more with intense earnestness, and His sweat became like clots of blood dropping on the ground.
- Weymouth Bible

Being in agony he prayed more earnestly. His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down on the ground.
- World English Bible

and his swot was maad as dropis of blood rennynge doun in to the erthe.
- Wycliffe Bible

and having been in agony, he was more earnestly praying, and his sweat became, as it were, great drops of blood falling upon the ground.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 22:44


22:44 And being in an agony - Probably just now grappling with the powers of darkness: feeling the weight of the wrath of God, and at the same time surrounded with a mighty host of devils, who exercised all their force and malice to persecute and distract his wounded spirit. He prayed more earnestly - Even with stronger cries and tars: and his sweat - As cold as the weather was, was as it were great drops of blood - Which, by the vehement distress of his soul, were forced out of the pores, in so great a quantity as afterward united in large, thick, grumous drops, and even fell to the ground.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 22:44


Lu 22:44 Being in agony. Luke alone mentions that "his sweat became as great drops of blood", a fact that portrays, as language could not, the agony of our Lord's struggle.

Discussion for Luke 22

  • Cecilia
    It teaches us to be calm when reacting to any situation and also to humble ourselves.
  • Teresa
    I think this was to show humbleness.
  • Charles Coleman
    Is foot washing a commandment of Christ as the LOrd's supper seems to be?
  • Tim Dean
    In order to clearly understand the purpose of the sword, we must first rightly divide the meaning and context of "turn the other cheek. God NEVER intended for us to be door mats or yard dogs to be kicked and slapped for someone else's entertainment. Rather, we are taught by God's Word that we are the righteousness of God through Jesus Christ. We are supposed to walk with power and authority.
  • I fully agree with both Mark and Kevin. Else why did Jesus rebuke Peter for his use of the sword? Still, I can also understand why Peter thought it was the right thing to do at the time. Paul helps US when he writes, The weapons of OUR warfare are not carnal...
  • Self Defense obviously?

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