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
So they took the bullock which was given them, and made ready, and called on the name of Baal - from the morning even until the noon, saying - O Baal! answer us. But them was no voice, nor any that answered. And they leaped about by the altar which had been made.
Ecclesiastes 5:2
Be not rash with thy mouth, and, with thy heart, be not in haste to bring forth a word, before God, - for, God, is in the heavens, and, thou, upon the earth, for this cause, let thy words be few.
Acts 19:34
But, recognizing that he was a Jew, one voice arose from all for about two hours, as they cried aloud - Great, is Diana of the Ephesians!


Matthew 26:39
And, going forward a little, he fell upon his face, offering prayer, and saying - My Father! If it is possible, let this cup pass from me, - Nevertheless, not as, I, will, but as, thou, wilt.
1 Kings 8:26
Now, therefore, O God of Israel, - verified be thy word, I pray thee, which thou didst speak to thy servant, David my father.
Daniel 9:18
Incline, O my God, thine ear, and hearken, open thine eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city on which hath been called thy name; for, not on the ground of our own righteousnesses, are we causing our supplications to fall down before thee, but on the ground of thine abounding compassions.

The heathen

Matthew 6:32
For, all these things, the nations, seek after, - for your heavenly Father, knoweth, that ye are needing, all these things.
Matthew 18:17
But, if he hear them amiss, tell it to the assembly, - And, if, even the assembly, he hear amiss, Let him be unto thee, just as the man of the nations and the tax-collector.