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MATT. VI. 4, 5.
in secret, and he himself seeketh to be known openly. If thou do these things, shew thyself to the world, John vii. 4.
"Oпws σou ʼn irenμooúm iv tõ nguπτῷ· καὶ ὁ πατήρ σου, ὁ βλέπων ἐν τῷ κρυπτῷ, αὐτὸς ἀποδώσει σοι ἐν τῷ Φανερώ.
That thine alms may be in secret : and athy Father, which seeth in secret, himself shall reward thee openly.
a See parallels on third clause, ver.
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b But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly, Matt. vi. 6. That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly, 18. Thou hast proved mine heart; thou hast visited me in the night; thou hast tried me, and shalt find nothing; I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress, Ps. xvii. 3. Shall not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart, xliv. 21. O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my down-sitting and mine uprising; thou understand est my thought afar off. Thou compassest my path and my lying-down, and art acquainted with all my ways. Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee, cxxxix. 1-3. 12. I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings, Jer. xvii. 10. Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD, xxiii. 24. Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do, Heb. iv. 13. And I will kill her chil ̓ dren with death, and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works, Rev. ii. 23.
And whosoever shall give to drink
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Καὶ ὅταν ωροσεύχῃ, οὐκ ἔσῃ ὥσπερ οἱ ὑποκριταί· ὅτι φιλοῦσιν ἐν ταῖς συναγωγαῖς καὶ ἐν ταῖς γωνίαις τῶν πλατειῶν ἑστῶτες προσεύχεσθαι, ὅπως ἂν φανῶσι τοῖς ἀνθρώποις. ̓Αμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν, ὅτι ἀπέχουσι τὸν μισθὸν αὑτῶν.
And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they
love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh, receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened, Matt. vii. 7, 8. Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest, ix. 38. And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer believing, ye shall receive, xxi. 22. Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray, Ps. v. 2. Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice, lv. 17. O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come, Ps. lxv. 2. O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker, xcv. 6. The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight, Prov. xv. 8. Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon, Isa. lv. 6, 7. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you, Jer. xxix. 12. Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime, Dan. vi. 10. And I prayed unto the LORD my God, and made my confession, and said,OLORD, the great and dreadful God, keeping the covenant and mercy to them that love him, and to them that keep his commandments, ix. 4. And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint, Luke xviii. 1. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy
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may be full, John xvi. 24. Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints, Eph. vi. 18, Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving; withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds, Col. iv. 2, 3. Pray without ceasing, 1 Thess. v. 17. And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much, James v. 15, 16. b Woe unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation, Matt. xxiii. 14. For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God taketh away his soul? Will God hear his cry when trouble cometh upon him? Will he delight himself in the Almighty? Will he always call upon God? Job xxvii. 8-10. Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a Publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this Publican, Luke xviii. 10, 11. Which devour widows' houses, and for a shew make long prayers: the same shall receive greater damnation, xx. 47.
C And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues, Matt. xxiii. 6. And he said unto them in his doctrine, Beware of the Scribes, which love to go in long clothing, and love salutations in the market places, Mark xii. 38. Woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye love the uppermost seats in the synagogues, and greetings in the markets, Luke xi. 43.
Σὺ δὲ ὅταν προσεύχῃ, εἴσελθε εἰς τὸ ταμιεῖον σου, καὶ κλείσας τὴν θύραν σου, προσευξαι τῷ πατρὶ σου τῷ ἐν τῷ κρυπτῶν καὶ ὁ πατήρ σου ὁ βλέπων ἐν τῷ κρυπτῷ ἀποδώσει σοι ἐν τῷ φανερῷ.
But thou, when thou prayest, a enter into thy closet, and, when thou hast shut thy door, pray to b thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret & shall reward thee openly.
a And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone, Matt. xiv. 23. Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder. And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy. Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me. And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt, xxvi. 36-39. And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day. And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him. And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me. And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob. And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed. And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And he said, Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name? and he blessed him there, Gen. xxxii. 24-29. He went in therefore, and shut the door upon them twain, and prayed unto the LORD, 2 Kings iv. 33. Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast, Isa. xxvi. 20. Nathanael saith unto him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said unto him, Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig-tree, saw thee? John i. 48. But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and
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prayed; and turning him to the body said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up, Acts ix. 40. On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the house-top to pray about the sixth hour, x. 9. And Cornelius said, Four days ago I was fasting until this hour, and at the ninth hour I prayed in my house; and, behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing, 30.
b Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God, John xx. 17. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear, but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father, Rom. viii. 15. For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Eph. iii. 14. See also on third clause, ver. 16. chap. v.
e See parallels on clause 2, yer. 4.
nor any to answer, nor any that regarded, 1 Kings xviii. 26-29. Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few. For a dream cometh through the multitude of business; and a fool's voice is known by multitude of words. For in the multitude
of dreams and many words there are also divers vanities: but fear thou God, Eccles. v. 2, 3. 7. But when they knew that he was a Jew, all with one voice, about the space of two hours, cried out, Great is Diana of the Ephesians, Acts xix. 34.
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 righteousnesses, but for thy great mercies. O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, hearken and do; defer not, for thine own sake, O my God: for thy city and thy people are called by thy name, Dan. ix. 18, 19. And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt. He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done. And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words, Matt. xxvi. 39. 42. 44.
Be not ye therefore like unto them: for a your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
a LORD, all my desire is before thee; and my groaning is not hid from thee, Psal. xxxviii. 9. And hide not thy face from thy servant; for I am in trouble: hear me speedily. Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem it: deliver me because of mine enemies. Thou hast known my reproach, and my shame, and my dishonour: mine adversaries are all before thee, Ixix. 17 -19. For all these things do the na
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tions of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that- ye have need of these things, Luke xii. 30. Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God, Phil. iv. 6. VER. 9.
Οὕτως οὖν προσεύχεσθε ὑμεῖς. Πάτερ ἡμῶν ὁ ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς, ἁγιασθήτω τὸ ὄνομά σου·
After this manner therefore pray ye : b Our Father which art in heaven, d Hallowed be thy name.
a And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples. And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth, Luke xi. 1, 2.
See parallels on third clause, ver. 16. chap. v.
See parallels on last clause ver. 16. ch. v.
d Then Moses said unto Aaron, This is it that the LORD spake, saying, I will be sanctified in them that come nigh me, and before all the people I will be glorified. And Aaron held his peace, Lev. x. 3. And let thy name be magnified for ever; saying, The LORD of hosts is the God over Israel: and let the house of thy servant David be established before thee, 2 Sam. vii. 26. Hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and do calleth to thee for: that all people of according to all that the stranger the earth may know thy name, to fear thee, as do thy people Israel; and that they may know that this house, which I have builded, is called by thy name, 1 Kings viii. 43. And what one nation in the earth is like thy people Israel, whom God went to redeem to be his own people, to make thee a name of greatness and terribleness, by driving out nations from before thy people, whom thou hast redeemed out of Egypt? 1 Chr. xvii. 21. Then the Levites, Jeshua, and Kadmiel, Bani, Hashabniah, Sherebiah, Hodijah, Shebaniah, and Pethahiah, said, Stand up and bless
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the LORD your God for ever and ever: a corrupt thing: for I am a great And blessed be thy glorious name, King, saith the LORD of hosts, and my which is exalted above all blessing name is dreadful among the heathen, and praise, Neh. ix. 5. Blessed be 14. Glory to God in the highest, the LORD God, the God of Israel, and on earth peace, good-will toward who only doeth wondrous things. men, Luke ii. 14. And he said unto And blessed be his glorious name for them, When ye pray, say, Our Father ever: and let the whole earth be which art in heaven, Hallowed be filled with his glory; Amen, and thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy Amen, Ps. lxxii. 18, 19. Bless the will be done, as in heaven, so in LORD, ye his angels, that excel in earth, xi. 2. Who only hath immorstrength, that do his commandments, tality, dwelling in the light which no hearkening unto the voice of his word. man can approach unto; whom no Bless ye the LORD, all ye his hosts; man hath seen, nor can see: to whom ye ministers of his, that do his plea- be honour and power everlasting. sure. Bless the LORD, all his works Amen. 1 Tim. vi. 16. Thou art in all places of his dominion: bless worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and the LORD, O my soul, ciii. 20-22. honour and power: for thou hast Blessed be the name of the LORD created all things, and for thy pleafrom this time forth and for evermore. sure they are and were created, Rev. From the rising of the sun unto the iv. 11. Saying with a loud voice, going down of the same the LORD's Worthy is the Lamb that was slain name is to be praised, cxiii. 2, 3. to receive power, and riches, and And one cried unto another, and said, wisdom, and strength, and honour, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: and glory, and blessing. And every the whole earth is full of his glory, creature which is in heaven, and on Isa. vi. 3. Now therefore, O LORD the earth, and under the earth, and our God, save us from his hand, that such as are in the sea, and all that all the kingdoms of the earth may are in them, heard I, saying, Blessknow that thou art the LORD, evening, and honour, and glory, and thou only, xxxvii. 20. And I will sanctify my great name, which was profaned among the heathen, which ye have profaned in the midst of them; and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, saith the Lord GOD, when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes, Ez. xxxvi. 23. Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself, and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the LORD, Xxxviii. 23. For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea, Hab. ii. 14. And the LORD shall be King over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name One, Zech. xiv. 9. For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith the LORD of hosts, Mal. i. 11. But cursed be the deceiver, which hath in his flock a male, and voweth, and sacrificeth unto the LORD
power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever. And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever, v. 12-14.
Ἐλθέτω ἡ βασιλεία σου. γενηθήτω τὸ θέλημά σου, ὡς ἐν οὐρανῷ, καὶ ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς.
a Thy kingdom come. b Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
And saying, Repent ye; for the kingdom of heaven is at hand, Matt. iii. 2. From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent; for the kingdom of heaven is at hand, iv. 17. Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom, xvi. 28. Yet have I set my King upon my holy hill of Zion. I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy pos