New International Version
He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him, and he began to be sorrowful and troubled.
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee - That is, James and John; the same persons who had beheld his transfiguration on the mount - that they might contemplate this agony in the light of that glory which they had there seen; and so be kept from being stumbled by a view of his present humiliation.
Began to be sorrowful - Λυπεισθαι, from λυω, to dissolve - exquisite sorrow, such as dissolves the natural vigor, and threatens to separate soul and body.
And very heavy - Overwhelmed with anguish - αδημονειν. This word is used by the Greeks to denote the most extreme anguish which the soul can feel - excruciating anxiety and torture of spirit.
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Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, preparing their nets. Jesus called them,
After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves.
He did not let anyone follow him except Peter, James and John the brother of James.
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