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Matthew 26:38-40 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

38 [a]Then said Jesus unto them, My soul is very heavy, even unto the death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.

39 So he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, [b]let this [c]cup pass from me: nevertheless, not as I will, but as thou wilt.

40 [d]After, he came unto the disciples, and found them asleep, and said to Peter, What? could ye not watch with me one hour?


  1. Matthew 26:38 Christ a true man, going about to suffer the punishment which was due unto us, for forsaking of God is forsaken of his own: he hath a terrible conflict with the horror and fear of the curse of God: out of which he escaping as a conqueror, causeth us not to be afraid anymore of death.
  2. Matthew 26:39 Let it pass me, and not touch me.
  3. Matthew 26:39 That is, which is at hand, and is offered and prepared for me: a kind of speech which the Hebrews use, for the wrath of God, and the punishment he sendeth. See also Matt. 20:22.
  4. Matthew 26:40 An example of the carelessness of man.
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

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Matthew 26:38-40 New International Version (NIV)

38 Then he said to them, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.”

39 Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.”

40 Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. “Couldn’t you men keep watch with me for one hour?” he asked Peter.

New International Version (NIV)

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