New American Standard Bible
Then He said to them, "My soul is deeply grieved, to the point of death; remain here and keep watch with Me."
King James Bible
Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.
Darby Bible Translation
Then he says to them, My soul is very sorrowful even unto death; remain here and watch with me.
World English Bible
Then he said to them, "My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here, and watch with me."
Young's Literal Translation
then saith he to them, 'Exceedingly sorrowful is my soul -- unto death; abide ye here, and watch with me.'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
My soul is exceeding sorrowful - His human nature - his soul - was much and deeply affected and pressed down.
Even unto death - This denotes extreme sorrow and agony.
The sufferings of death are the greatest of which we have any knowledge; they are the most feared and dreaded by man; and those sufferings are therefore put for extreme and indescribable anguish. The meaning may be thus expressed: My sorrows are so great that under their burden I am ready to die; such is the anxiety of mind, that I seem to bear the pains of death!
Tarry ye here and watch with me - The word rendered "watch" means, literally, to abstain from sleep; then to be vigilant, or to guard against danger. Here it seems to mean to sympathize with him, to unite with him in seeking divine support, and to prepare themselves for approaching dangers.
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Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him For the help of His presence.
Therefore, I will allot Him a portion with the great, And He will divide the booty with the strong; Because He poured out Himself to death, And was numbered with the transgressors; Yet He Himself bore the sin of many, And interceded for the transgressors.
And He came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, "So, you men could not keep watch with Me for one hour?
"Keep watching and praying that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."
And He said to them, "My soul is deeply grieved to the point of death; remain here and keep watch."
"Now My soul has become troubled; and what shall I say, 'Father, save Me from this hour '? But for this purpose I came to this hour.
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