Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
The crowd told them to be still, but they called all the louder, "You Son of David! Take pity on us, sir!"
I tell you, even if he will not get up and give him some because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence he will rouse himself and give him all he needs.
He gave them an illustration to show that they must always pray and not give up,
"From his childhood, and many a time it has thrown him into the fire or into the water, to put an end to him. But if there is anything you can do, take pity on us and help us!"