Luke 5:16
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New International Version
But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.

New Living Translation
But Jesus often withdrew to the wilderness for prayer.

English Standard Version
But he would withdraw to desolate places and pray.

New American Standard Bible
But Jesus Himself would often slip away to the wilderness and pray.

King James Bible
And he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Yet He often withdrew to deserted places and prayed.

International Standard Version
However, he continued his habit of retiring to deserted places and praying.

NET Bible
Yet Jesus himself frequently withdrew to the wilderness and prayed.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But he was departing to the wilderness and praying.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But he would go away to places where he could be alone for prayer.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But he withdrew himself into the wilderness and prayed.

King James 2000 Bible
And he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed.

American King James Version
And he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed.

American Standard Version
But he withdrew himself in the deserts, and prayed.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he retired into the desert, and prayed.

Darby Bible Translation
And *he* withdrew himself, and was about in the desert [places] and praying.

English Revised Version
But he withdrew himself in the deserts, and prayed.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed.

Weymouth New Testament
but Jesus Himself constantly withdrew into the Desert and there prayed.

World English Bible
But he withdrew himself into the desert, and prayed.

Young's Literal Translation
and he was withdrawing himself in the desert places and was praying.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

5:12-16 This man is said to be full of leprosy; he had that distemper in a high degree, which represents our natural pollution by sin; we are full of that leprosy; from the crown of the head to the sole of the foot there is no soundness in us. Strong confidence and deep humility are united in the words of this leper. And if any sinner, from a deep sense of vileness, says, I know the Lord can cleanse, but will he look upon such a one as me? will he apply his own precious blood for my cleansing and healing? Yes, he will. Speak not as doubting, but as humbly referring the matter to Christ. And being saved from the guilt and power of our sins, let us spread abroad Christ's fame, and bring others to hear him and to be healed.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And he withdrew himself into the wilderness,.... Into a desert place, that he might have rest from the fatigues of preaching and healing diseases; and being alone, and free from company, might have an opportunity for private prayer to God, for so it lows:

and prayed; this is to be understood of Christ, as man: as God, he is the object of prayer, and petitions are often addressed unto him; and as mediator, he offers up the prayers of all saints, and presents them to his Father; which are acceptable to him, through the incense of his mediation; and as man, he prayed himself: what he now prayed for, is not known; sometimes he prayed for his disciples, and for all that should believe; for their conversion, sanctification, union, perseverance, and glorification; and sometimes for himself, that the cup might pass from him, and he be saved from death; but always with submission to the will of his Father.



Luke 5:16 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Leper's Prayer
15But the news about Him was spreading even farther, and large crowds were gathering to hear Him and to be healed of their sicknesses. 16But Jesus Himself would often slip away to the wilderness and pray.
Cross References
Matthew 14:23
After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone,

Mark 1:35
Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.

Luke 3:21
When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened

Luke 6:12
One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God.

Luke 9:28
About eight days after Jesus said this, he took Peter, John and James with him and went up onto a mountain to pray.

Luke 9:29
As he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became as bright as a flash of lightning.
Treasury of Scripture

And he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed.

Luke 6:12 And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain …

Matthew 14:23 And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain …

Mark 1:35,36 And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, …

Mark 6:46 And when he had sent them away, he departed into a mountain to pray.

John 6:15 When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take him …

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