16 But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.

Other Translations of Luke 5:16

King James Version

16 And he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed.

English Standard Version

16 But he would withdraw to desolate places and pray.

The Message

16 As often as possible Jesus withdrew to out-of-the-way places for prayer.

New King James Version

16 So He Himself often withdrew into the wilderness and prayed.

New Living Translation

16 But Jesus often withdrew to the wilderness for prayer.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Luke 5:16

Commentary on Luke 5:12-16

(Read Luke 5:12-16)

This man is said to be full of leprosy; he had that distemper in a high degree, which represents our natural pollution by sin; we are full of that leprosy; from the crown of the head to the sole of the foot there is no soundness in us. Strong confidence and deep humility are united in the words of this leper. And if any sinner, from a deep sense of vileness, says, I know the Lord can cleanse, but will he look upon such a one as me? will he apply his own precious blood for my cleansing and healing? Yes, he will. Speak not as doubting, but as humbly referring the matter to Christ. And being saved from the guilt and power of our sins, let us spread abroad Christ's fame, and bring others to hear him and to be healed.