31 but those who hope(A) in the Lord
    will renew their strength.(B)
They will soar on wings like eagles;(C)
    they will run and not grow weary,
    they will walk and not be faint.(D)

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31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

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Then Jesus said to them, “Suppose you have a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I have no food to offer him.’ And suppose the one inside answers, ‘Don’t bother me. The door is already locked, and my children and I are in bed. I can’t get up and give you anything.’ I tell you, even though he will not get up and give you the bread because of friendship, yet because of your shameless audacity[a] he will surely get up and give you as much as you need.(A)

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 11:8 Or yet to preserve his good name
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And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves;

For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him?

And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee.

I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth.

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14 They all joined together constantly in prayer,(A) along with the women(B) and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.(C)

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14 These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.

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10 in my prayers at all times;(A) and I pray that now at last by God’s will(B) the way may be opened for me to come to you.(C)

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10 Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you.

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12 Be joyful in hope,(A) patient in affliction,(B) faithful in prayer.(C)

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12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;

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18 And pray in the Spirit(A) on all occasions(B) with all kinds of prayers and requests.(C) With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying(D) for all the Lord’s people.

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18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

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Further Instructions

Devote yourselves to prayer,(A) being watchful and thankful.

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Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;

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17 pray continually,(A)

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17 Pray without ceasing.

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