Matthew 26:41

“Watch and pray, that yee enter not into temptation: The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weake.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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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

  • Steve morrow
    DIE FOR HIM --- MATTHEW 26:34 JESUS SAID UNTO HIM VERILY I SAY UNTO THEE THAT THIS NIGHT BEFORE THE COCK CROW THOU SHALT DENY ME THRICE --26:35--PETER SAID UNTO HIM THOUGH I SHOULD DIE WITH THEE YET WILL I NOT DENY THEE --- LIKEWISE ALSO SAID ALL THE DISCIPLES --- PROVERBS 16:18 PRIDE GOETH BEFORE DESTRUCTION AND A HAUGHTY SPIRIT BEFORE A FALL
  • Steve morrow
    1 PETER 1:2 ELECT ACCORDING TO THE FOREKNOWLEDGE OF GOD THE FATHER THROUGH SANCTIFICATION OF THE SPIRIT UNTO OBEDIENCE AND SPRINKLING OF THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST GRACE UNTO YOU AND PEACE BE MULTIPLIED JOHN 14:14 IF YOU SHALL ASK ANY THING IN MY NAME I WILL DO IT JOHN 15:5 ....... FOR WITHOUT ME YOU CAN DO NOTHING
  • A disciple
    "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." While sitting among the true disciples, and beholding how the righteous and wise really love the Lord; what liars and hypocrites the hater's of the Lord are, with their self righteous indignation! But God honors the poor in spirit!
  • Wayne
    Matt. 16:16-17, Peter answered, thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. My Father has showed this unto you.
  • Wayne
    Gen.1:26,Let US make man in OUR image, after OUR likeness. Father, Son, Holy Ghost, Christ's very own words.
  • Irene123
    Knowing what I know now about God's word, the KJV Bible - that it IS God-breathed, inviable, and not the ideas of man about what and who he thinks God is: I would NEVER say there was a 'mistake' in it, of spelling or what is said. I have for myself, proven the inerrancy of God's Word. It all, O.T. and N.T., works together as ONE story - just as God is one, not three.

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