Matthew 26:37

“And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And hee tooke with him Peter, and the two sonnes of Zebedee, and beganne to be sorrowful, and very heauie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And He took with Him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be grieved and distressed.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and sore troubled.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and became sad and very troubled.
- Basic English Bible

And taking with [him] Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be sorrowful and deeply depressed.
- Darby Bible

And he took with him Peter, and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy.
- Webster's Bible

And He took with Him Peter and the two sons of Zabdi. Then He began to be full of anguish and distress,
- Weymouth Bible

He took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and severely troubled.
- World English Bible

And whanne he hadde take Peter, and twei sones of Zebedee, he bigan to be heuy and sori.
- Wycliffe Bible

And having taken Peter, and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be sorrowful, and to be very heavy;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 26:37


26:37 And taking with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee - To be witnesses of all; he began to be sorrowful and in deep anguish - Probably from feeling the arrows of the Almighty stick fast in his soul, while God laid on him the iniquities of us all. Who can tell what painful and dreadful sensations were then impressed on him by the immediate hand of God? The former word in the original properly signifies, to be penetrated with the most exquisite sorrow; the latter to be quite depressed, and almost overwhelmed with the load.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 26:37


Mt 26:37 And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee. The eight were left at the entrance of the garden, while the three who had always been a kind of inner circle, who had been witnesses of his transfiguration, and of one of his greatest miracles (Mr 5:37) were taken within. Began to be sorrowful and very heavy. The shadow of the cross had fallen upon him. It was not fear of the agony, or fear of death, for he bore all, when the moment came, so sublimely that a heathen officer exclaimed, "Surely he must be the son of a god". I doubt whether it is possible for a mortal to comprehend the mystery of his suffering, but I think the key is found in the declaration, "He was made sin for us" (2Co 5:21).

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