So, rightly, David Stanley, Jesus in Gethsemane, p. 134. Brown reluctantly concedes that Jesus’ action compleements what is said of his distraught state, but then says that Matthew “slightly softens Mark’s picture of Jesus’ distress” (Death of the Messiah, p. 165). In fact, Matthew changes the picture completely (as does Luke) by substituting a controlled action for an uncontrolled one.