Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentMark 11:25
- Whensoever ye stand (otan sthkete).
- Late form of present indicative sthkw, from perfect stem esthka. In LXX. Note use of otan as in 11:19. Jesus does not mean by the use of "stand" here to teach that this is the only proper attitude in prayer.
- That your Father also may forgive you (ina kai o pathr aphi umin).
- Evidently God's willingness to forgive is limited by our willingness to forgive others. This is a solemn thought for all who pray. Recall the words of Jesus in Matthew 6:12,14.