Luke 18:1 And he spoke a parable to them [to this end], that men ought always [to] pray, and not to faint; Luke 18:2 Saying, There was in a city a judge, who feared not God, neither regarded 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 my adversary. Luke 18:4 And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man; Luke 18:5 Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me. Luke 18:6 And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith. Luke 18:7 And will not God avenge his own elect, who cry day and night to him, though he beareth long with them? Luke 18:8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of man cometh, will he find faith on the earth?
Of the Pharisee and the publican.
Luke 18:9 And he spoke this parable to certain who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: Luke 18:10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. Luke 18:11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men [are], extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. Luke 18:12 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. Luke 18:13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as [his] eyes to heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. Luke 18:14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified [rather] than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
Children brought to Christ.
Luke 18:15 And they brought to him also infants, that he would touch them: but when [his] disciples saw [it], they rebuked them. Luke 18:16 But Jesus called them [to him], and said, Suffer little children to come to me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Luke 18:17 Verily I say to you, Whoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, shall in no wise enter into it.
A ruler that would follow Christ, but is hindered by his riches.
Luke 18:18 And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? Luke 18:19 And Jesus said to him, Why callest thou me good? none [is] good, save one, [that is] God. Luke 18:20 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor thy father and thy mother. Luke 18:21 And he said, All these have I kept from my youth. Luke 18:22 Now when Jesus heard these things, he said to him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me. Luke 18:23 And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for he was very rich. Luke 18:24 And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hardly will they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! Luke 18:25 For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. Luke 18:26 And they that heard [it], said, Who then can be saved? Luke 18:27 Then he said, The things which are impossible with men, are possible with God.
The reward of them that leave all for his sake.
Luke 18:28 Then Peter said, Lo, we have left all, and followed thee. Luke 18:29 And he said to them, Verily I say to you, there is no man that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children for the sake of the kingdom of God, Luke 18:30 Who shall not receive manifold more in this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting.
He foresheweth his death,
Luke 18:31 Then he took the twelve, and said to them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished. Luke 18:32 For he will be delivered to the Gentiles, and will be mocked, and spitefully treated, and spitted on; Luke 18:33 And they will scourge [him], and put him to death: and the third day he will rise again. Luke 18:34 And they understood none of these things: and this saying was hid from them, neither knew they the things which were spoken.
and restoreth a blind man to his sight.
Luke 18:35 And it came to pass, that as he had come nigh to Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way side begging; Luke 18:36 And hearing the multitude passing by, he asked what it meant. Luke 18:37 And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by. Luke 18:38 And he cried, saying, Jesus, [thou] son of David, have mercy on me. Luke 18:39 And they who went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried so much the more, [Thou] son of David, have mercy on me. Luke 18:40 And Jesus stood and commanded him to be brought to him: and when he had come near, he asked him, Luke 18:41 Saying, What wilt thou that I shall do to thee? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight. Luke 18:42 And Jesus said to him, Receive thy sight: thy faith hath saved thee. Luke 18:43 And immediately he received his sight, and followed him, glorifying God: and all the people, when they saw [it], gave praise to God.