Matthew 6:7
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©GreekStrong'sOrigin
"And when you are praying,Προσευχόμενοι
(proseuchomenoi)
4336: to prayfrom pros and euchomai
do not use meaningless repetitionβατταλογήσητε
(battalogēsēte)
945: to stammerfrom battos (stammerer) and logos
as the Gentilesἐθνικοί
(ethnikoi)
1482: national, foreign, i.e. spec. a Gentilefrom ethnos
do, for they supposeδοκοῦσιν
(dokousin)
1380: to have an opinion, to seemfrom dokos (opinion)
that they will be heardεἰσακουσθήσονται
(eisakousthēsontai)
1522: to listen, to obeyfrom eis and akouó
for their many words.πολυλογίᾳ
(polulogia)
4180: much speakingfrom polus and logos









KJV Lexicon
προσευχομενοι  verb - present middle or passive deponent participle - nominative plural masculine
proseuchomai  pros-yoo'-khom-ahee:  to pray to God, i.e. supplicate, worship -- pray (earnestly, for), make prayer.
δε  conjunction
de  deh:  but, and, etc. -- also, and, but, moreover, now (often unexpressed in English).
μη  particle - nominative
me  may:  any but (that), forbear, God forbid, lack, lest, neither, never, no (wise in), none, nor, (can-)not, nothing, that not, un(-taken), without.
βαττολογησητε  verb - aorist active subjunctive - second person
battologeo  bat-tol-og-eh'-o:  to stutter, i.e. (by implication) to prate tediously -- use vain repetitions.
ωσπερ  adverb
hosper  hoce'-per:  just as, i.e. exactly like -- (even, like) as.
οι  definite article - nominative plural masculine
ho  ho:  the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) -- the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
εθνικοι  adjective - nominative plural masculine
ethnikos  eth-nee-kos':  national (ethnic), i.e. (specially) a Gentile -- heathen (man).
δοκουσιν  verb - present active indicative - third person
dokeo  dok-eh'-o:  to think; by implication, to seem (truthfully or uncertainly) -- be accounted, (of own) please(-ure), be of reputation, seem (good), suppose, think, trow.
γαρ  conjunction
gar  gar:  assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles)
οτι  conjunction
hoti  hot'-ee:  demonstrative, that (sometimes redundant); causative, because -- as concerning that, as though, because (that), for (that), how (that), (in) that, though, why.
εν  preposition
en  en:  in, at, (up-)on, by, etc.
τη  definite article - dative singular feminine
ho  ho:  the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) -- the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
πολυλογια  noun - dative singular feminine
polulogia  pol-oo-log-ee'-ah:  loquacity, i.e. prolixity -- much speaking.
αυτων  personal pronoun - genitive plural masculine
autos  ow-tos':  the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person , and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons
εισακουσθησονται  verb - future passive indicative - third person
eisakouo  ice-ak-oo'-o:  to listen to -- hear.
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
"And when you are praying, do not use meaningless repetition as the Gentiles do, for they suppose that they will be heard for their many words.

King James Bible
But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When you pray, don't babble like the idolaters, since they imagine they'll be heard for their many words.

International Standard Version
"When you are praying, don't say meaningless things like the unbelievers do, because they think they will be heard by being so wordy.

NET Bible
When you pray, do not babble repetitiously like the Gentiles, because they think that by their many words they will be heard.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And whenever you are praying, you shall not be verbose like the heathen, for they think that they are heard by speaking much

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"When you pray, don't ramble like heathens who think they'll be heard if they talk a lot.

King James 2000 Bible
But when you pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
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