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

  • Irene123
    V. 13 - and it is so true: in every reputable Bible this Mary is known to millions past and present.
  • Irene123
    Simon the leper v.6 - we all know at this point that Simon was healed; otherwise he couldn't be living with his family. Nor would the woman with the alabaster box have entered the house. He's called 'the leper to distinguish him from other Simons, i.e. Simon Peter, Simon Cyrene, etc.
  • Bruce
    bewrayeth,old English.
    John 6:44 no man can come to Christ,except The Father draw him---have you felt a tug in your heart? 1John 1:9 Forgiving? Baptized with the Holy Ghost:Matthew 3:11. You will know 2nd Corinthians 5:17. A Heavy weight is going. I didn't know I had. Peace is wonderful. Sleep is great. Best thing that ever happened in my life!
  • Donald L Breeden
    Matthew 26:73 betrayeth is misspelled
  • 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.

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