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Hebrews 5:7 The Passion Translation (TPT)

During Christ’s days on earth[a] he pleaded with God, praying with passion and with tearful agony that God would spare him from death.[b] And because of his perfect devotion his prayer was answered and he was delivered.


  1. Hebrews 5:7 Or “During the days when Christ wore flesh.”
  2. Hebrews 5:7 That is, from a premature death in Gethsemane. The text clearly states that Jesus was spared from death. What death? He gave his life on the cross for us. This seems to reveal that Jesus prayed in the garden to be spared from death that night and live long enough to die on the cross, and not prematurely die in the garden. Most expositors believe this was the “cup” of God’s wrath that was the sin payment. Yet it is possible that the “cup” he was asking God to let pass from him was the cup of premature death in the garden, not the death he would experience the next day on the cross. He had already sweat drops of blood, but the prophecies had to be fulfilled of being pierced on a cross for our transgressions. God answered his cry and he lived through the agony of Gethsemane so that he could be our sacrifice for sin on Calvary. Jesus did not waver in the garden. We have a brave Savior! See John 18:11.
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