Agony @ contest; wrestling; severe struggling with pain and suffering. Anguish is the reflection on evil that is already past, while agony is a struggle with evil at the time present. It is only used in the New Testament by Luke (22:44) to describe our Lord's fearful struggle in Gethsemane. The verb from which the noun "agony" is derived is used to denote an earnest endeavour or striving, as "Strive [agonize] to enter" Luke:13:24); "Then would my servants fight" [agonize] John:18:36). Comp. 1Corinthians:9:25; Colossians:1:29Colossians:4:12; 1Timothy:6:12; 2Timothy:4:7, where the words "striveth," "labour," "conflict," "fight," are the renderings of the same Greek verb.