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Luke 18

Luke 18:1 And he spoke also a parable to them to the purport that they should always pray and not faint, Luke 18:2 saying, There was a judge in a city, not fearing God and not respecting man:

Of the importunate widow.

Luke 18:3 and there was a widow in that city, and she came to him, saying, Avenge me of mine adverse party. Luke 18:4 And he would not for a time; but afterwards he said within himself, If even I fear not God and respect not man, Luke 18:5 at any rate because this widow annoys me I will avenge her, that she may not by perpetually coming completely harass me. Luke 18:6 And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge says. Luke 18:7 And shall not God at all avenge his elect, who cry to him day and night, and he bears long as to them? Luke 18:8 I say unto you that he will avenge them speedily. But when the Son of man comes, shall he indeed find faith on the earth?

Of the Pharisee and the publican.

Luke 18:9 And he spoke also to some, who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and made nothing of all the rest [of men], this parable: Luke 18:10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a tax-gatherer. Luke 18:11 The Pharisee, standing, prayed thus to himself: God, I thank thee that I am not as the rest of men, rapacious, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax-gatherer. Luke 18:12 I fast twice in the week, I tithe everything I gain. Luke 18:13 And the tax-gatherer, standing afar off, would not lift up even his eyes to heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, O God, have compassion on me, the sinner. Luke 18:14 I say unto you, This [man] went down to his house justified rather than that [other]. For every one who exalts himself shall be humbled, and he that humbles himself shall be exalted.

Children brought to Christ.

Luke 18:15 And they brought to him also infants that he might touch them, but the disciples when they saw [it] rebuked them. Luke 18:16 But Jesus calling them to [him] said, Suffer little children to come to me, and do not forbid them, for of such is the kingdom of God. Luke 18:17 Verily I say to you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.

A ruler that would follow Christ, but is hindered by his riches.

Luke 18:18 And a certain ruler asked him saying, Good teacher, having done what, shall I inherit eternal life? Luke 18:19 But Jesus said to him, Why callest thou me good? There is none good but one, God. Luke 18:20 Thou knowest the commandments: Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother. Luke 18:21 And he said, All these things have I kept from my youth. Luke 18:22 And when Jesus had heard this, he said to him, One thing is lacking to thee yet: Sell all that thou hast and distribute to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in the heavens, and come, follow me. Luke 18:23 But when he heard this he became very sorrowful, for he was very rich. Luke 18:24 But when Jesus saw that he became very sorrowful, he said, How difficultly shall those who have riches enter into the kingdom of God; Luke 18:25 for it is easier for a camel to enter through a needle's eye than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. Luke 18:26 And those who heard it said, And who can be saved? Luke 18:27 But he said, The things that are impossible with men are possible with God.

The reward of them that leave all for his sake.

Luke 18:28 And Peter said, Behold, *we* have left all things and have followed thee. Luke 18:29 And he said to them, Verily I say to you, There is no one who has left home, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God's sake, Luke 18:30 who shall not receive manifold more at this time, and in the coming age life eternal.

He foresheweth his death,

Luke 18:31 And he took the twelve to [him] and said to them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written of the Son of man by the prophets shall be accomplished; Luke 18:32 for he shall be delivered up to the nations, and shall be mocked, and insulted, and spit upon. Luke 18:33 And when they have scourged [him] they will kill him; and on the third day he will rise again. Luke 18:34 And they understood nothing of these things. And this word was hidden from them, and they did not know what was said.

and restoreth a blind man to his sight.

Luke 18:35 And it came to pass when he came into the neighbourhood of Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the wayside begging. Luke 18:36 And when he heard the crowd passing, he inquired what this might be. Luke 18:37 And they told him that Jesus the Nazaraean was passing by. Luke 18:38 And he called out saying, Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me. Luke 18:39 And those [who were] going before rebuked him that he might be silent; but *he* cried out so much the more, Son of David, have mercy on me. Luke 18:40 And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be led to him. And when he drew nigh he asked him [saying], Luke 18:41 What wilt thou that I shall do to thee? And he said, Lord, that I may see. Luke 18:42 And Jesus said to him, See: thy faith has healed thee. Luke 18:43 And immediately he saw, and followed him, glorifying God. And all the people when they saw [it] gave praise to God.

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