And said unto them,
My soul is exceedingly sorrowful unto death: tarry you here, and watch.
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Hilary of Poitiers
What is meant by “sorrowful even unto death?” It cannot mean the same as “to be sorrowful because of death”; for where there is sorrow because of death, it is the death that is the cause of the sadness. But a sadness even unto death implies that death is the completion, not the cause, of the sadness.