New International Version
The smoke of the incense, together with the prayers of God's people, went up before God from the angel's hand.
King James Bible
And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand.
Darby Bible Translation
And the smoke of the incense went up with the prayers of the saints, out of the hand of the angel before God.
World English Bible
The smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, went up before God out of the angel's hand.
Young's Literal Translation
and go up did the smoke of the perfumes to the prayers of the saints out of the hand of the messenger, before God;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The smoke of the incense - with the prayers - Though incense itself be an emblem of the prayers of the saints, Psalm 141:2; yet here they are said to ascend before God, as well as the incense. It is not said that the angel presents these prayers. He presents the incense, and the prayers ascend With it. The ascending of the incense shows that the prayers and offering were accepted.
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DELIGHT IN PRAYER. The precious grace of entire sanctification brings to the heart a prayerful spirit. Prayer becomes the normal occupation of the soul. One is surprised to discover that while it was formerly difficult, if not irksome, to pray at times, now one prays because it is delightful and easy. DE RENTY. Many of us have been surprised to read in the biographies of pious men and women that they frequently spent hours in prayer. But the sanctified man understands all that now. He can readily …
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No Man Cometh to the Father but by Me.
one gold dish weighing ten shekels, filled with incense;
May my prayer be set before you like incense; may the lifting up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice.
Cornelius stared at him in fear. "What is it, Lord?" he asked. The angel answered, "Your prayers and gifts to the poor have come up as a memorial offering before God.
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