Matthew 14:23

“And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went vp into a mountaine apart to pray: and when the euening was come, he was there alone:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

After He had sent the crowds away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray; and when it was evening, He was there alone.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And after he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into the mountain apart to pray: and when even was come, he was there alone.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And after he had sent the people away, he went up into the mountain by himself for prayer: and when evening was come, he was there by himself.
- Basic English Bible

And having dismissed the crowds, he went up into the mountain apart to pray. And when even was come, he was alone there,
- Darby Bible

And when he had sent the multitudes away, he ascended a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone.
- Webster's Bible

When He had done this, He climbed the hill to pray in solitude. Night came on, and he was there alone.
- Weymouth Bible

After he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into the mountain by himself to pray. When evening had come, he was there alone.
- World English Bible

And whanne the puple was left, he stiede aloone in to an hil for to preie. But whanne the euenyng was come, he was there aloone.
- Wycliffe Bible

and having let away the multitudes, he went up to the mountain by himself to pray, and evening having come, he was there alone,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 14:23


Mt 14:23 When he had sent the multitudes away. They were in an excited condition; hence, great prudence, perhaps an exercise of some constraining power, was necessary. He went up into a mountain apart to pray. The refuge of Christ in every great crisis was lonely prayer.

Discussion for Matthew 14

  • Dewey J
    John B, no offense but you are the poor person here. John Baptist is rich in paradise presently for Jesus testified that there are no better man born to woman than him Matt. 11:11. John was doing his job preaching repentance from the greatest to the least for Herod violating the law of God given by Moses Lev.20:21 gross incest. Herod was wrong in several ways psalm 105:14, 15 "He suffered no man..
  • John B.
    Poor John, one shouldn't redress kings. Especially over their love affairs. But God will judge the kings of this earth, for they are but men and in God's eyes lower than the mendicant begging for bread for hunger. Jesus was in the Glory of the Father as he prayed alone atop of the mountain. He beckons Peter, "come" and saves him as he falters. Her daughter dances seductively before the Kng


  • Bruce
    Jesus asked, but whom say ye that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, that art the Christ,The Son of The living God. and Jesus answered and said unto him, blessed art thou Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood have not revealed it onto thee but My Father which is in heaven. Matthew 16:15-17
  • A disciple
    Many follow the Lord Jesus for many reasons. Many of those same "followers" have almost as many ideas, who Jesus the Son of man is. But whom do you say that He is? Those same "many" were the ones whom the Lord said, "but to THEM it is not given (to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven)." Why? Why to some, and not to all? Because they do not convert! Their heart is calloused not to perceive.
  • Stephende
    It raises the question between doubt and faith. But do you have faith in God, whom you haven't seen? You have faith in Jesus, who hasn't been seen for 2017 years! Jesus was sent by God. Listen, his doctrine wasn't his own but the Father who sent him. That is why God granted him Power to overcome sin. To overcome gravity. To overcome fear and doubt. Jesus was always praying to God
  • Caribella tyson
    We must keep our eyes on Jesus, when we take our eyes off him,we will begin to fall.

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