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 will take the bullock which was given to them, and do, and they will call upon the name of Baal, from morning even to noon, saying, O Baal, answer us. And no voice, and none answered. And they will leap upon the altar which was made.
Ecclesiastes 5:2
Thou shalt not hasten with thy mouth, and thy heart shall not be quick to bring forth a word to the face of God: for God is in the heavens, and thou upon the earth: for this thy words shall be few.
Acts 19:34
And having known that he is a Jew, there was one voice from all crying for about two hours, Great the Diana of the Ephesians.


Matthew 26:39
And having gone forward a little, he fell upon his face, praying, and saying, My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass away from me: but not as I will, but as thou.
1 Kings 8:26
And now, O God of Israel, thy word now shall be firm which thou spakest to thy servant David my father.
Daniel 9:18
Incline, O my God, thine ear, and hear; open thine eyes, and see our desolations, and the city which thy name was called upon it: for not for our justice do we cause our supplications to fall before thee, but for thy many compassions.

The heathen

Matthew 6:32
For all these the nations seek for; for your heavenly Father knows that ye have need of all these.
Matthew 18:17
And if he refuse hearing them, speak to the church: and if he refuse hearing the church, let him be to thee as of the nations and a publican.