Luke 22:41 Index
"And he was withdrawn from them about a stone's cast, and kneeled down, and prayed,"
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" . . . about a stone's cast . . . "

  • Or "a stone's throw."
  • Only Luke notes this detail. (5BC 870)

" . . . and He . . . kneeled down, and prayed."

  • Both in public and in private worship, it is our privilege to bow on our knees before the Lord when we offer our petitions to Him. (GW 178; PK 48)
  • In these perilous times, those who profess to be God's commandment-keeping people should guard against the tendency to lose the spirit of reverence and godly fear. The Scriptures teach men how to approach their Maker—with humility and awe, through faith in a divine Mediator. Let man come on bended knee, as a subject of grace, a suppliant at the footstool of mercy. Thus he is to testify that the whole soul, body, and spirit are in subjection to his Creator.
    • Both in public and in private worship, it is our duty . . . to bow upon our knees before God when we offer our petitions to Him. Jesus, our example, “kneeled down, and prayed.” And of His disciples it is recorded that they, too, “kneeled down, and prayed.” Stephen “kneeled” (Acts 7:60). Paul declared: “I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Ephesians 3:14). In confessing before God the sins of Israel, Ezra knelt. Daniel “kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God” (Daniel 6:10). And the invitation of the psalmist is: “O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our Maker” (Psalm 95:6). (AG 91)