Mark 14:38

Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Watch ye and pray, lest yee enter into temptation: The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weake.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Keep watching and praying that you may not come 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] willing, but the flesh weak.
- Darby Bible

Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak.
- Webster's Bible

Be wakeful, all of you, and keep on praying, that you may not come into temptation: the spirit is right willing, but the body is frail."
- Weymouth Bible

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

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

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

Bible commentary

Discussion for Mark 14

  • Michael C.
    23-25 This cup which we bless, we drink in remembrance of His blood shed for our redemption. At the same time He is vowing the vow of the Nazarite, to refrain from the fruit of the vine until He "drinks it new with us in the kingdom of God." Like when Naomi told her daughter-in-law Ruth to sit still; for Boaz would not rest until he had finished the matter that day:What Jesus began He will finish!
  • BSP
    Jesus truly valued prayer and he made use of this provision in one of his hardest times.
  • Word
    Son of Man, Son is upper case S and He is CHRIST meaning CHRIST in the flesh. Its spoken in the scriptures if you will take time to get some insight of whom CHRIST is when He is spoken of.
  • Insight 777
    Verse 21, Antichrist means against Christ and that is the Son of man. Woe to the man that is betrayed by the Antichrist. The Son of man is doing the betraying, both to Judas, by turning him against Jesus because of money, and Jesus himself. Both Judas and Jesus die because of the Son of man.
  • MockingBird
    Prayer is a High privilege we have from God to approach His throne of Grace : We , I will always have to deal with the flesh : It will never conform to the will of God but only brought into subjection through power of Holy Spirit : I must learn always to discipline the flesh in all areas of my life , not only in just one area , although one area at a time : It seems that I quite often have to tell my flesh : NO ! My spirit is always ready to obey God but my flesh is weak and so therefore I control my flesh with help of Holy Spirit ,bringing it into subjection.
  • Jeremiah
    Man must pray without ceasing in order to overcome temptations,may God help us.