Luke 18:1 And he was speaking a parable unto them, as to its being needful for them always to pray, and not be faint-hearted; Luke 18:2 sayingA certain judge, there was in a certain city,having, for God, no reverence, and, for man, no respect.
Of the importunate widow.
Luke 18:3 And, a widow, there was, in that city; and she kept coming unto him, sayingVindicate me from mine adversary! Luke 18:4 And he was unwilling for a time; but, after these things, he said within himselfAlthough, neither God, I reverence, nor man, I respect, Luke 18:5 Yet, if only because this widow annoyeth me, I will vindicate her,lest, persistently coming, she wholly wear me out. Luke 18:6 And the Lord saidHear ye what, the unrighteous judge saith; Luke 18:7 And shall, God, in any wise not execute the vindication of his chosen ones, who are crying out to him day and night, although he beareth long with regard to them? Luke 18:8 I tell youHe will execute their vindication, quickly! nevertheless, though, the Son of Man, do come, will he, after all, find the faith on the earth?
Of the Pharisee and the publican.
Luke 18:9 And he spake, even unto certain who were confident in themselves that they were righteous, and were despising the rest, this parable: Luke 18:10 Two men, went up into the temple to pray, one, a Pharisee, and, the other, a tax-collector. Luke 18:11 The Pharisee, taking his stand, these things unto himself was praying: O God! I thank thee, that I am not like the rest of men,extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or, even as this tax-collector; Luke 18:12 I fast twice in the week, I give a tenth of whatsoever things I gain! Luke 18:13 But, the tax-collector, afar off, standing,would not so much as lift up, his eyes, unto heaven, but kept smiting his own breast sayingO God! be propitiated unto me, the sinner! Luke 18:14 I tell youThis one went down justified, unto his house, rather than that one; because, every one who exalteth himself, shall be abased, but, he that abaseth himself, shall be exalted?
Children brought to Christ.
Luke 18:15 And they were bringing unto him, even the babes, that he might touch, them; but the disciples, seeing it, began to rebuke them. Luke 18:16 But, Jesus, called them near, sayingSuffer, the children, to be coming unto me, and do not hinder them; for, of such, is the kingdom of God. Luke 18:17 Verily I say unto youWhosoever shall not welcome the kingdom of God, as a child, in nowise shall enter thereinto.
A ruler that would follow Christ, but is hindered by his riches.
Luke 18:18 And a certain, ruler, questioned him, sayingGood Teacher! by doing what, shall I inherit life age-abiding? Luke 18:19 But Jesus said to himWhy, callest thou me, good? None, is good, save oneGod. Luke 18:20 The commandments, thou knowest:Do not commit adultery, Do not commit murder, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness,Honour thy father and mother, Luke 18:21 And, he, saidAll these things, have I kept from my youth. Luke 18:22 And Jesus, hearing, said unto himYet one thing, unto thee, is lacking: Whatsoever thou hast, sell, and distribute unto the destitute,and thou shalt have treasure in [the] heavens; and come! be following me. Luke 18:23 But, he, hearing these things, became, encompassed with grief; for he was rich exceedingly. Luke 18:24 And Jesus, beholding him, saidWith what difficulty, shall, they who have money, enter, into the kingdom of God. Luke 18:25 For it is, easier, for a camel, to enter, through the eye of a needle, than for, a rich man, to enter, into the kingdom of God. Luke 18:26 And they who heard saidWho, then, can be saved? Luke 18:27 And, he, saidThe things impossible with men, are, possible with God.
The reward of them that leave all for his sake.
Luke 18:28 And Peter saidLo! we, have left our own possessions, and followed thee! Luke 18:29 And, he, said unto themVerily, I say unto youNo one, is there, who hath lefthouse, or wife, or brethren, or parents, or children,for the sake of the kingdom of God; Luke 18:30 who shall in anywise not receive manifold in this season, and, in the age that is coming, life age-abiding.
He foresheweth his death,
Luke 18:31 And, taking aside the twelve, he said unto themLo! we are going up unto Jerusalem, and all the things will be finished, which have been written through means of the prophets, respecting the Son of Man; Luke 18:32 For he will be delivered up unto the nations, and be mocked, and insulted, and spit upon, Luke 18:33 and, having scourged him, they will slay him, and, on the third day, will, he, arise. Luke 18:34 And, they, not one of these things, understood, and this saying was hidden from them, and the could not comprehend the things spoken.
and restoreth a blind man to his sight.
Luke 18:35 And it came to pass, as he was drawing near unto Jericho, a certain blind man, was sitting beside the road, begging. Luke 18:36 And. hearkening unto a multitude moving along, he enquired, what this, might be. Luke 18:37 And they told himJesus of Nazareth, is passing by! Luke 18:38 And he cried aloud, sayingJesus, son of David! have mercy upon me! Luke 18:39 And, they that were going before, began to rebuke him, that he might hold his peace. But, he, by so much the more, was crying outO Son of David! have mercy upon me! Luke 18:40 And, standing still, Jesus commanded him to be led unto him; and, when he had drawn near, he questioned him Luke 18:41 What desirest thou, I should do unto thee? And, he, saidLord! . . . that I may recover sight! Luke 18:42 And, Jesus, said unto himRecover sight! Thy faith, hath saved thee. Luke 18:43 And, instantly, he recovered sight, and began to follow him, glorifying God. And, all the people, beholding, gave praise unto God.