New American Standard Bible
And He took with Him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be grieved and distressed.
King James Bible
And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy.
Darby Bible Translation
And taking with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be sorrowful and deeply depressed.
World English Bible
He took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and severely troubled.
Young's Literal Translation
And having taken Peter, and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be sorrowful, and to be very heavy;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee - That is, James and John, Matthew 10:2. On two other occasions he had favored these disciples in a particular manner, suffering them to go with him to witness his power and glory, namely, at the healing of the ruler's daughter Luke 8:51, and at his transfiguration on the mount, Matthew 17:1.
Sorrowful - Affected with grief.
Very heavy - The word in the original is much stronger than the one translated "sorrowful." It means, to be pressed down or overwhelmed with great anguish. This was produced, doubtless, by a foresight of his great sufferings on the cross in making an atonement for the sins of people.
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Going on from there He saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and He called them.
Six days later Jesus took with Him Peter and James and John his brother, and led them up on a high mountain by themselves.
And He allowed no one to accompany Him, except Peter and James and John the brother of James.
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