Matthew 26:44
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So he left them and went away once more and prayed the third time, saying the same thing.

King James Bible
And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words.

Darby Bible Translation
And leaving them, he went away again and prayed the third time, saying the same thing.

World English Bible
He left them again, went away, and prayed a third time, saying the same words.

Young's Literal Translation
And having left them, having gone away again, he prayed a third time, saying the same word;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Prayed the third time - So St. Paul - I besought the Lord Thrice that it might depart from me, 2 Corinthians 12:8. This thrice repeating the same petition argues deep earnestness of soul.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

prayed.

Matthew 6:7 But when you pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.

Daniel 9:17-19 Now therefore, O our God, hear the prayer of your servant, and his supplications...

Luke 18:1 And he spoke a parable to them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;

2 Corinthians 12:8 For this thing I sought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.

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January 9. "Not as I Will, but as Thou Wilt" (Matt. xxvi. 39).
"Not as I will, but as Thou wilt" (Matt. xxvi. 39). "To will and do of His good pleasure" (Phil. ii. 13). There are two attitudes in which our will should be given to God. First. We should have the surrendered will. This is where we must all begin, by yielding up to God our natural will, and having Him possess it. But next, He wants us to have the victorious will. As soon as He receives our will in honest surrender, He wants to put His will into it and make it stronger than ever for Him. It is henceforth
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

'Until that Day'
'I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.'--MATT. xxvi. 29. This remarkable saying of our Lord's is recorded in all of the accounts of the institution of the Lord's Supper. The thought embodied in it ought to be present in the minds of all who partake of that rite. It converts what is primarily a memorial into a prophecy. It bids us hope as well as, and because we, remember. The light behind us is cast forward on to
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Power of Prayer in Relation to Outward Circumstances.
TEXT: MATT. xxvi. 36-46. TO be a religious man and to pray are really one and the same thing. To join the thought of God with every thought of any importance that occurs to us; in all our admiration of external nature, to regard it as the work of His wisdom; to take counsel with God about all our plans, that we may be able to carry them out in His name; and even in our most mirthful hours to remember His all-seeing eye; this is the prayer without ceasing to which we are called, and which is really
Friedrich Schleiermacher—Selected Sermons of Schleiermacher

An Awful Contrast
"Then did they spit in his face."--Matthew 26:67. "And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away."--Revelation 20:11. GUIDED BY OUR TEXT in Matthew's Gospel, let us first go in thought to the palace of Caiaphas the high priest, and there let us, in deepest sorrow, realize the meaning of these terrible words: "Then did they spit in his face." There is more of deep and awful thunder in them than in the bolt that bursts overhead, there is
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 42: 1896

Cross References
Matthew 26:43
When he came back, he again found them sleeping, because their eyes were heavy.

Matthew 26:45
Then he returned to the disciples and said to them, "Are you still sleeping and resting? Look, the hour has come, and the Son of Man is delivered into the hands of sinners.

2 Corinthians 12:8
Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me.

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