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

  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 22:42 SAYING FATHER IF THOU BE WILLING REMOVE THIS CUP FROM ME NEVERTHELESS NOT MY WILL BUT THINE BE DONE ---MARK 15:34 AND AT THE NINTH HOUR JESUS CRIED WITH A LOUD VOICE SAYING ELOI ELOI LAMASABACHTHANI WHICH IS BEING INTERPRETED MY GOD MY GOD WHY HAST THOU FORSAKEN ME --- PSALM 22:1 MY GOD MY GOD WHY HAST THOU FORSAKEN ME WHY ART THOU SO FAR FROM HELPING ME AND FROM THE WORDS OF MY ROARING
  • A disciple
    "And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter." It seems that many think of Jesus as having no more feelings than the statues or pictures that they associate Him with. They seem to think that being stoic, is some kind of divine aspect of love. But I think, that the Lord was hurt by Peter's cowardly denial: even though He knew about it beforehand, doesn't take away from the offense of the crime!
  • Irene123
    To Felicia - Thank-you, Felicia, for the scriptures; actually my interest was from vs. 10 - 16.
  • Dexter Burton
    This same chapter also says that Jesus removed his clothes or outer garment;why was that necessary.(#2)After washing their feet,he dried them with the towel he wrapped around his waist..Which would leave one to believe he was Naked..Again I ask;Why was this necessary.
  • Felicia
    To Irene: The washing of feet is found in John 13 the whole chapter is wonderful but your interest is from verses 3 to 10. Thank you.
  • Irene123
    V. 61 - "And the Lord turned and looked upon Peter"; and it broke Peter's heart. Jesus looked on Him with TOTAL love; no condemnation at all - not for denying, but because He loved him. He doesn't love us any less; He can't because Jesus is Love, and that's all he is - in this age of grace when we can still come to Him in repentance. One day He will be our judge, but not now.

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