Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Matthew 6:7 in English Standard Version "“And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words." 1Ki 18:26 And they took the bull that was given them, and they prepared it and called upon the name of Baal from morning until noon, saying, “O Baal, answer us!” But there was no voice, and no one answered. And they limped around the altar that they had made. Pr 10:19 When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent. Ec 5:2 Be not rash with your mouth, nor let your heart be hasty to utter a word before God, for God is in heaven and you are on earth. Therefore let your words be few. Mt 5:47 And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? Mt 6:32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.