And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple…
I know that there are not a few who say that they can edify as well or better at home. Hence these eat their morsel alone. But, so far as I have ever known them, they are neither to be envied nor imitated. They have always been feeble, sickly, useless, spiritual dyspeptics; while as certainly all observation has shown me, and all experience has proved to me, that they who neglect the house of prayer, or come to it reluctantly and rarely, are invariably dull in their spiritual conceptions, cold in their affections, wavering in their convictions, and useless in Christian work, while they are easily led away by the force of temptation.
Parallel VersesKJV: And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.