Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

Bible References


Romans 15:1
Now those of us who are strong [spiritually] should put up with [or, help] the failings of [spiritually] weak people, and not [simply] do what pleases ourselves.
2 Corinthians 12:5
I will boast on behalf of this person, but I will not boast about myself [anymore], except about my weaknesses.
Hebrews 4:15
For we do not have a head priest who is incapable of sympathizing with our weaknesses, but One [i.e., Jesus] who has been tempted in every way that we have, and yet without sinning.
Hebrews 5:2
He is able to gently put up with ignorant and wayward people because he himself is subject to [the same spiritual] weaknesses.

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Matthew 20:22
But Jesus replied to her, "You [really] do not know what you are asking for. Are you able to drink the cup [i.e., of suffering] that I am about to drink?" They [i.e., James, John and their mother. See Mark 10:35ff] answered, "[Yes] we are able to."
Luke 11:1
And it happened as Jesus finished praying at a certain place that one of His disciples said to Him, "Lord, teach us [how] to pray, just like John [the Immerser] taught his disciples."
James 4:3
[When] you do ask, you do not receive it, because you ask from wrong motives, [just] so you can satisfy your own pleasures.


Romans 8:15
For you did not receive the Holy Spirit, to enslave you again to fear, [Note: Some translators take "Holy Spirit" here to be "spirit," making the verse say "you did not receive the spirit of slavery"], but you received the Holy Spirit [who produces] sonship, so we can call out, "Abba", [which means] "Father."
Matthew 10:20
For it will not be you who speaks, but [rather] the Holy Spirit of your Father will be speaking in you.
Galatians 4:6
And because you are [His] children, God sent the Holy Spirit of His Son into our hearts, to call out, "Abba," [which means] "Father."
Ephesians 2:18
For through Him we [Jews and Gentiles] both have access to the Father by means of one Holy Spirit.
Ephesians 6:18
[Then] offer all kinds of prayers and requests in [harmony with] the Holy Spirit at all times, and be alert constantly in making requests for all the saints [i.e., God's holy people].
Jude 1:20
But, you dearly loved ones, build yourselves up [spiritually] on [the foundation of] your most sacred faith; pray in [the power of] the Holy Spirit.


Romans 7:24
What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body doomed to [spiritual] death?
Luke 22:44
And He became anguished as He prayed more fervently; even His sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.
2 Corinthians 5:2
For indeed, we groan while in this "house," longing to be covered over by our heavenly dwelling place,
2 Corinthians 12:8
I pled with the Lord about this matter three times, that He would remove this problem from me.