Matthew 26:38

“Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then saith he vnto them, My soule is exceeding sorrowfull, euen vnto death: tary ye heere, & watch with me.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then He *said to them, "My soul is deeply grieved, to the point of death; remain here and keep watch with Me."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: abide ye here, and watch with me.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then says he to them, My soul is very sad, even to death: keep watch with me here.
- Basic English Bible

Then he says to them, My soul is very sorrowful even unto death; remain here and watch with me.
- Darby Bible

Then saith he to them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even to death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.
- Webster's Bible

and He said to them, "My soul is crushed with anguish to the very point of death; wait here, and keep awake with me."
- Weymouth Bible

Then he said to them, "My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here, and watch with me."
- World English Bible

Thanne he seide to hem, My soule is soreuful to the deeth; abide ye here, and wake ye with me.
- Wycliffe Bible

then saith he to them, `Exceedingly sorrowful is my soul -- unto death; abide ye here, and watch with me.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 26:38


Mt 26:38 My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even unto death. The weight of woe was literally crushing out the Savior's life. Tarry ye here, and watch with me. He had wished his chosen disciples to be near him in his woe; and yet, as it advanced, he felt that he must retire even from them, and be alone with himself and his Father.

Discussion for Matthew 26

  • John madden
    How often have we like peter denied christ.not so much in words but in our actions and the way we live..Cross carrying is not popular today.but if any man come after me he must deny himself and pick up his own cross...
  • K4
    Wow how GOD LOVE US SO MUCH WOW SO LOVING AND COMPASSIONATE MERCIFUL NOBODY LIKE JESUS WOW THAT LOVE IS SO DEEP NO MAN WOULD HAVE DONE WAT YOU DONE JOHN 3:16
  • 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.

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