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 14:38

  • Captain vitalis for verse 38
    Human has recreated the earth to suit their wants and needs through the power of devil,ruling the earth with all immortality,believers should be wise ,but not unwise to understanding the creation of man and creation of God .
  • Looking back I wish I had kept a running tally of all the prayers that God had answered. I know The LORD is listening and he is very active in our lives. Thank you Jesus.
  • Pray-er in Canada for verse 38
    Concur with Joseph Kirianki comment. Also since prayer is talking to and with the Lord, it keeps our eyes, heart, and mind focused on Him and His purpose for our life. Since we can only look at one thing at a time, it prevents our eyes finding temptations to detract us, like blinders on a horse.
  • Olabode for verse 38
    Prayer is a master key to overcome temptation. Jesus fasted and prayed, when the temptation came, he overcame.
  • MockingBird for verse 38
    Unless I pray I will fall into temptation and or a snare I must also be willing to resist that temptation !! A temptation is something that I we really really want to do.it is not a sin to be tempted it is sin when I yield to the temptation and go with it. There is power in prayer. God will go with me all the way.
  • We cannot overcome temptation in the realm of the flesh but in the realm of the spirit. Prayer strengthens us an helps position us better to deal with the struggles of life scripturally.