|New International Version (© 2011)|
After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone,
King James Bible
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
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.
Young's Literal Translation
and having let away the multitudes, he went up to the mountain by himself to pray, and evening having come, he was there alone,
Matthew 14:23 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
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.
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.
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Matthew 6:6 But you, when you pray, enter into your closet, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father which is in secret...
Matthew 26:36 Then comes Jesus with them to a place called Gethsemane, and said to the disciples, Sit you here, while I go and pray yonder.
Mark 6:46 And when he had sent them away, he departed into a mountain to pray.
Luke 6:12 And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.
Acts 6:4 But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.
John 6:15-17 When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take him by force, to make him a king...
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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.
Mark 6:46 After leaving them, he went up on a mountainside to pray.
Luke 3:21 When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened
Luke 5:16 But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.
Luke 6:12 One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God.
Luke 9:18 Once when Jesus was praying in private and his disciples were with him, he asked them, "Who do the crowds say I am?"
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.