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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
6:6 Enter into thy closet - That is, do it with as much secrecy as thou canst.
Mt 6:6 When thou prayest, enter into thy closet. Private devotions are meant, nor is this designed to prohibit prayers in public assemblies. The Lord himself both prayed "in the mountain alone" (Mt 14:23), in the night alone (Lu 6:12), and in public in the presence of his disciples. We have records of many prayers offered by the apostles in public assemblies. "Thy closet" may mean any secret place. Peter's closet was on the house-top; the Savior's on a mountain alone.
Mae Garrett's comment on 2014-02-03 14:41:49:
I think it means a special private place that you choose where you can talk to God just you and him. My special place is my walk in closet in my bedroom. I can tell you from experince he will do just what he said in his word.What you ask in secret he will reward you openly.
Wangatia's comment on 2014-02-02 01:11:12:
Closet means ' shutting out any distractions'
Kathleen's comment on 2013-10-28 16:26:58:
i believe it means when we are living in the flesh and not the spirit, when our prayers our selfishly motivated. when we ask god for what we want rather than what he wants.
Sunday Israel Oyedokun's comment on 2013-10-06 11:33:10:
If you patiently read that chapter with understanding, you will find out that Jesus Christ means when you are interceeding for somebody. That is why He said, "for they love to pray standing ....TO BE SEEN BY OTHERS." Then he said' "truely, they have recieved their reward in full."
And what is reward? Reward is a thing that you are given because you have done something good.
So interceeding for people in public means that you want people to speak well of you that you are kind instead of letting God to reward you.
Sidney Ruiters's comment on 2013-07-17 00:18:07:
it mean shut yourself from the people around you , close your door than enter to JESUS door ,which is an open door
Tiffany's comment on 2013-04-02 14:13:44:
I believe it means the secret chambers of your heart. God see the heart of man. That is the inner part of a man's spirit "the heart" You can be anywhere and pray from your heart. God judges the heart of man.
Bruce's comment on 2012-03-29 18:12:29:
I agree with previous comment,"Enter into thy closet" does not mean Physical Room/Place. It is an internal closet.
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