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Matthew 14:23

    Matthew 14:23 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    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.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And after he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into the mountain apart to pray: and when even was come, he was there alone.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And after he had sent the people away, he went up into the mountain by himself for prayer: and when evening was come, he was there by himself.

    Webster's Revision

    And after he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into the mountain apart to pray: and when even was come, he was there alone.

    World English Bible

    After he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into the mountain by himself to pray. When evening had come, he was there alone.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And after he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into the mountain apart to pray: and when even was come, he was there alone.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 14:23

    He went up into a mountain apart, to pray - He whom God has employed in a work of mercy had need to return, by prayer, as speedily, to his Maker, as he can, lest he should be tempted to value himself on account of that in which he has no merit - for the good that is done upon earth, the Lord doth it alone. Some make this part of our Lord's conduct emblematic of the spirit and practice of prayer, and observe that the proper dispositions and circumstances for praying well are:

    1. Retirement from the world.

    2. Elevation of the heart to God.

    3Solitude.

    4. The silence and quiet of the night.

    It is certain that in this also Christ has left us an example that we should follow his steps. Retirement from the world is often a means of animating, supporting, and spiritualizing prayer. Other society should be shut out, when a soul comes to converse with God.