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Matthew 26:40-45

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26:40 Then he came to the disciples and found them sleeping. He 1  said to Peter, “So, couldn’t you stay awake with me for one hour? 26:41 Stay awake and pray that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” 26:42 He went away a second time and prayed, 2  “My Father, if this cup 3  cannot be taken away unless I drink it, your will must be done.” 26:43 He came again and found them sleeping; they could not keep their eyes open. 4  26:44 So leaving them again, he went away and prayed for the third time, saying the same thing once more. 26:45 Then he came to the disciples and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and resting? Look, the hour is approaching, and the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.

1 tn Here καί (kai) has not been translated.

2 tn Grk “saying.” The participle λέγων (legwn) is redundant here in contemporary English and has not been translated.

3 tn Grk “this”; the referent (the cup) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

4 tn Grk “because their eyes were weighed down,” an idiom for becoming extremely or excessively sleepy (L&N 23.69).



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