Matthew 26:41

Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Watch and pray, that yee enter not into temptation: The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weake.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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

  • 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.
  • 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.