Matthew 6:7
Good News Translation
"When you pray, do not use a lot of meaningless words, as the pagans do, who think that their gods will hear them because their prayers are long.

Contemporary English Version
When you pray, don't talk on and on as people do who don't know God. They think God likes to hear long prayers.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when you are praying, speak not much, as the heathens. For they think that in their much speaking they may be heard.

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And when you are praying, speak not much, as the heathens. For they think that in their much speaking they may be heard.

use.

1 Kings 18:26-29 And they took the bullock, which he gave them, and dressed it: and they called on the name of Baal from morning even until noon, saying: O Baal, hear us. But there was no voice, nor any that answered: and they leaped over the altar that they had made. . . .

Ecclesiastes 5:2,3,7 Speak not any thing rashly, and let not thy heart be hasty to utter a word before God. For God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few. . . .

Acts 19:34 But as soon as they perceived him to be a Jew, all with one voice, for the space of about two, hours, cried out: Great is Diana of the Ephesians!

repetitions.

Matthew 26:39,42,44 And going a little further, he fell upon his face, praying and saying: My Father, if it be possible, let this chalice pass from me. Nevertheless, not as I will but as thou wilt. . . .

1 Kings 8:26-54 And now, Lord God of Israel, let thy words be established, which thou hast spoken to thy servant David, my father. . . .

Daniel 9:18,19 Incline, O my God, thy ear, and hear: open thy eyes, and see our desolation, and the city upon which thy name is called: for it is not for our justifications that we present our prayers before thy face, but for the multitude of thy tender mercies. . . .

the heathen.

Matthew 6:32 For after all these things do the heathens seek. For your Father knoweth that you have need of all these things.

Matthew 18:17 And if he will not hear them: tell the church. And if he will not hear the church, let him be to thee as the heathen and publican.

Context
The Lord's Prayer
6But thou when thou shalt pray, enter into thy chamber, and having shut the door, pray to thy Father in secret, and thy father who seeth in secret will repay thee. 7And when you are praying, speak not much, as the heathens. For they think that in their much speaking they may be heard. 8Be not you therefore like to them for your Father knoweth what is needful for you, before you ask him.…
Cross References
1 Kings 18:26
And they took the bullock, which he gave them, and dressed it: and they called on the name of Baal from morning even until noon, saying: O Baal, hear us. But there was no voice, nor any that answered: and they leaped over the altar that they had made.

Ecclesiastes 5:2
Speak not any thing rashly, and let not thy heart be hasty to utter a word before God. For God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.

Additional Translations
And when you pray, do not babble on like pagans, for they think that by their many words they will be heard.

And praying, do not use vain repetitions like the pagans, for they think that in their many words they will be heard.

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

And in praying use not vain repetitions, as the Gentiles do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.

But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as those who are of the nations: for they think they shall be heard through their much speaking.

And in praying use not vain repetitions, as the Gentiles do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.

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

"And when praying, do not use needless repetitions as the Gentiles do, for they expect to be listened to because of their multitude of words.

In praying, don't use vain repetitions, as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard for their much speaking.

'And -- praying -- ye may not use vain repetitions like the nations, for they think that in their much speaking they shall be heard,
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