Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.

Bible References


1 Kings 18:26
And they took the bullock which was given them, and they dressed it, and called on the name of Baal from morning even until noon, saying, O Baal, hear us. But there was no voice, nor any that answered. And they leaped about the alt
Ecclesiastes 5:2
Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thy heart be hasty to utter anything before God. For God is in heaven, and thou upon earth. Therefore let thy words be few.
Acts 19:34
But after recognizing that he was a Jew, one voice developed from them all, crying out for about two hours, The great Artemis of Ephesians.


Matthew 26:39
And having gone forward a little, he fell on his face praying, and saying, My Father, if it be possible, may this cup pass from me. Nevertheless, not as I want, but as thou.
1 Kings 8:26
Now therefore, O God of Israel, let thy word, I pray thee, be verified, which thou spoke to thy servant David my father.
Daniel 9:18
O my God, incline thine ear, and hear. Open thine eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by thy name. For we do not present our supplications before thee for our righteousness, but for thy great mercies' sak

The heathen

Matthew 6:32
For the Gentiles seek after all these things, for your heavenly Father knows that ye need all these things.
Matthew 18:17
And if he is heedless of them, speak to the church. But if he is also heedless of the church, let him be to thee as the heathen and the tax collector.