And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord: Peradventure there shall be twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for twenty's sake.
And Abraham replied, "Now behold, I have ventured to speak to the Lord, although I am [but] dust and ashes.
"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
"If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him!
"I tell you, even though he will not get up and give him [anything] because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence he will get up and give him as much as he needs.
Now He was telling them a parable to show that at all times they ought to pray and not to lose heart,
With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints,
Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
by a new and living way which He inaugurated for us through the veil, that is, His flesh,
and since [we have] a great priest over the house of God,
let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled [clean] from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.