43 And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him.

Other Translations of Luke 22:43

New International Version

43 An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him.

English Standard Version

43 And there appeared to him an angel from heaven, strengthening him.

The Message

43 At once an angel from heaven was at his side, strengthening him.

New King James Version

43 Then an angel appeared to Him from heaven, strengthening Him.

New Living Translation

43 Then an angel from heaven appeared and strengthened him.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Luke 22:43

Commentary on Luke 22:39-46

(Read Luke 22:39-46)

Every description which the evangelists give of the state of mind in which our Lord entered upon this conflict, proves the tremendous nature of the assault, and the perfect foreknowledge of its terrors possessed by the meek and lowly Jesus. Here are three things not in the other evangelists. 1. When Christ was in his agony, there appeared to him an angel from heaven, strengthening him. It was a part of his humiliation that he was thus strengthened by a ministering spirit. 2. Being in agony, he prayed more earnestly. Prayer, though never out of season, is in a special manner seasonable when we are in an agony. 3. In this agony his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down. This showed the travail of his soul. We should pray also to be enabled to resist unto the shedding of our blood, striving against sin, if ever called to it. When next you dwell in imagination upon the delights of some favourite sin, think of its effects as you behold them here! See its fearful effects in the garden of Gethsemane, and desire, by the help of God, deeply to hate and to forsake that enemy, to ransom sinners from whom the Redeemer prayed, agonized, and bled.