Luke 5:16
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New Living Translation
But Jesus often withdrew to the wilderness for prayer.

King James Bible
And he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed.

Darby Bible Translation
And he withdrew himself, and was about in the desert places and praying.

World English Bible
But he withdrew himself into the desert, and prayed.

Young's Literal Translation
and he was withdrawing himself in the desert places and was praying.

Luke 5:16 Parallel
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

5:16 He withdrew - The expression in the original implies, that he did so frequently.

Luke 5:16 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Blasphemer, or --Who?
'And it came to pass on a certain day, as He was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judea, and Jerusalem; and the power of the Lord was present to heal them. 18. And, behold, men brought in a bed a man which was taken with a palsy: and they sought means to bring him in, and to lay him before Him. 19. And when they could not find by what way they might bring him in because of the multitude, they went upon the house-top,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture

"The Moody and Sankey Humbug. "
There was a man, while we were in London, who got out a little paper called "The Moody and Sankey Humbug." He used to have it to sell to the people coming into the meeting. After he had sold a great many thousand copies of that number, he wanted to get out another number; so he came to the meeting to get something to put into the paper; but the power of the Lord was present. It says here in this chapter (Luke 5) that the Pharisees, scribes, and doctors, were watching the words of Christ in that house
Dwight L. Moody—Moody's Anecdotes And Illustrations

Absolution.
Preached June 2, 1850. ABSOLUTION. "And the Scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this which speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone?"--Luke v. 21. There are questions which having been again and again settled, still from time to time, present themselves for re-solution; errors which having been refuted, and cut up by the roots, re-appear in the next century as fresh and vigorous as ever. Like the fabled monsters of old, from whose dissevered neck the blood
Frederick W. Robertson—Sermons Preached at Brighton

Carried by Four
When our Lord left his retirement he found the crowd around him exceeding great, and it was as motley as it was great; for while here were many sincere believers, there were still more sceptical observers; some were anxious to receive his healing power, others equally desirous to find occasion against him. So in all congregations, however the preacher may be clothed with his Master's spirit and his Master's might, there will be a mixed gathering; there will come together your Pharisees and doctors
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871

Cross References
Matthew 14:23
After sending them home, he went up into the hills by himself to pray. Night fell while he was there alone.

Mark 1:35
Before daybreak the next morning, Jesus got up and went out to an isolated place to pray.

Luke 3:21
One day when the crowds were being baptized, Jesus himself was baptized. As he was praying, the heavens opened,

Luke 6:12
One day soon afterward Jesus went up on a mountain to pray, and he prayed to God all night.

Luke 9:28
About eight days later Jesus took Peter, John, and James up on a mountain to pray.

Luke 9:29
And as he was praying, the appearance of his face was transformed, and his clothes became dazzling white.

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