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

  • 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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