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Matthew 26:41 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed [is] willing, but the flesh [is] weak.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Keep watching and praying that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed [is] willing, but the flesh [is] weak.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed [is] ready, but the flesh weak.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Be watching and praying, that ye may not enter into temptation: The spirit, indeed, is, eager, but, the flesh, weak.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— watch, and pray, that ye may not enter into temptation: the spirit indeed is forward, but the flesh weak.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Watch ye: and pray that ye enter not into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Watch and pray, that yee enter not into temptation: The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh [is] weake.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— Be watchful and pray, that you enter not into temptation. The spirit is ready, but the body is infirm.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— Wake ye, and pray, lest ye fall into temptation. The mind is prepared, but the body is infirm.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Watch 1127
{1127} Prime
γρηγορεύω
gregoreuo
{gray-gor-yoo'-o}
From G1453; to keep awake, that is, watch (literally or figuratively).
z5720
<5720> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 592
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
pray, 4336
{4336} Prime
προσεύχομαι
proseuchomai
{pros-yoo'-khom-ahee}
From G4314 and G2172; to pray to God, that is, supplicate, worship.
z5737
<5737> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 152
that y3363
[3363] Standard
ἵνα με
hina me
{hin'-ah may}
That is, G2443 and G3361; in order (or so) that not.
z0
<0000> Grammar
The original word in the Greek or Hebrew is translated by more than one word in the English. The English translation is separated by one or more other words from the original.
x2443
(2443) Complement
ἵνα
hina
{hin'-ah}
Probably from the same as the former part of G1438 (through the demonstrative idea; compare G3588); in order that (denoting the purpose or the result).
ye enter 1525
{1525} Prime
εἰσέρχομαι
eiserchomai
{ice-er'-khom-ahee}
From G1519 and G2064; to enter (literally or figuratively).
z5632
<5632> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Subjunctive (See G5792)
Count - 449
not y3363
[3363] Standard
ἵνα με
hina me
{hin'-ah may}
That is, G2443 and G3361; in order (or so) that not.
x3361
(3361) Complement
μή
me
{may}
A primary particle of qualified negation (whereas G3756 expresses an absolute denial); (adverbially) not, (conjugationally) lest; also (as interrogitive implying a negative answer [whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one]); whether.
into 1519
{1519} Prime
εἰς
eis
{ice}
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
temptation: 3986
{3986} Prime
πειρασμός
peirasmos
{pi-ras-mos'}
From G3985; a putting to proof (by experiment [of good], experience [of evil], solicitation, discipline or provocation); by implication adversity.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
spirit 4151
{4151} Prime
πνεῦμα
pneuma
{pnyoo'-mah}
From G4154; a current of air, that is, breath (blast) or a breeze; by analogy or figuratively a spirit, that is, (human) the rational soul, (by implication) vital principle, mental disposition, etc., or (superhuman) an angel, daemon, or (divine) God, Christ's spirit, the Holy spirit.
indeed 3303
{3303} Prime
μέν
men
{men}
A primary particle; properly indicative of affirmation or concession (in fact); usually followed by a contrasted clause with G1161 (this one, the former, etc.
[is] willing, 4289
{4289} Prime
πρόθυμος
prothumos
{proth'-oo-mos}
From G4253 and G2372; forward in spirit, that is, predisposed; neuter (as noun) alacrity.
but 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
flesh 4561
{4561} Prime
σάρξ
sarx
{sarx}
Probably from the base of G4563; flesh (as stripped of the skin), that is, (strictly) the meat of an animal (as food), or (by extension) the body (as opposed to the soul (or spirit), or as the symbol of what is external, or as the means of kindred, or (by implication) human nature (with its frailties (physically or morally) and passions), or (specifically) a human being (as such).
[is] weak. 772
{0772} Prime
ἀσθενής
asthenes
{as-then-ace'}
From G0001 (as a negative particle) and the base of G4599; strengthless (in various applications, literally, or figuratively and morally).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Matthew 26:36-46.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Matthew 26:36-46.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Matthew 26:41

The spirit — Your spirit: ye yourselves. The flesh — Your nature. How gentle a rebuke was this, and how kind an apology! especially at a time when our Lord's own mind was so weighed down with sorrow.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Watch:

Matthew 24:42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
Matthew 25:13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
Mark 13:33-37 Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is. ... And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.
Mark 14:38 Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly [is] ready, but the flesh [is] weak.
Luke 21:36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
Luke 22:40 And when he was at the place, he said unto them, Pray that ye enter not into temptation.
Luke 22:46 And said unto them, Why sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye enter into temptation.
1 Corinthians 16:13 Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.
Ephesians 6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
1 Peter 4:7 But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.
1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
Revelation 16:15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed [is] he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.

enter:

Matthew 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
Proverbs 4:14-15 Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil [men]. ... Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away.
Luke 8:13 They on the rock [are they], which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away.
Luke 11:4 And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.
1 Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God [is] faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear [it].
2 Peter 2:9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:
Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

the spirit:

Psalms 119:4-5 Thou hast commanded [us] to keep thy precepts diligently. ... O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!
Psalms 119:24-25 Thy testimonies also [are] my delight [and] my counsellors. ... DALETH. My soul cleaveth unto the dust: quicken thou me according to thy word.
Psalms 119:32 I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou shalt enlarge my heart.
Psalms 119:35-37 Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight. ... Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; [and] quicken thou me in thy way.
Psalms 119:115 Depart from me, ye evildoers: for I will keep the commandments of my God.
Psalms 119:117 Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe: and I will have respect unto thy statutes continually.
Psalms 119:1 ALEPH. Blessed [are] the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.
Isaiah 26:8-9 Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O LORD, have we waited for thee; the desire of [our] soul [is] to thy name, and to the remembrance of thee. ... With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments [are] in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.
Romans 7:18-25 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but [how] to perform that which is good I find not. ... I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.
Romans 8:3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
1 Corinthians 9:27 But I keep under my body, and bring [it] into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.
Galatians 5:16-17 [This] I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. ... For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.
Galatians 5:24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
Philippians 3:12-14 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. ... I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
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Ps 119:1, 4, 24, 32, 35, 115, 117. Pv 4:14. Is 26:8. Mt 6:13; 24:42; 25:13. Mk 13:33; 14:38. Lk 8:13; 11:4; 21:36; 22:40, 46. Ro 7:18; 8:3. 1Co 9:27; 10:13; 16:13. Ga 5:16, 24. Ep 6:18. Php 3:12. 1P 4:7; 5:8. 2P 2:9. Rv 3:10; 16:15.

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