Luke 18:1 And he spake also a simile to them, that it behoveth [us] always to pray, and not to faint, Luke 18:2 saying, 'A certain judge was in a certain cityGod he is not fearing, and man he is not regarding
Of the importunate widow.
Luke 18:3 and a widow was in that city, and she was coming unto him, saying, Do me justice on my opponent, Luke 18:4 and he would not for a time, but after these things he said in himself, Even if God I do not fear, and man do not regard, Luke 18:5 yet because this widow doth give me trouble, I will do her justice, lest, perpetually coming, she may plague me.' Luke 18:6 And the Lord said, 'Hear ye what the unrighteous judge saith: Luke 18:7 and shall not God execute the justice to His choice ones, who are crying unto Him day and nightbearing long in regard to them? Luke 18:8 I say to you, that He will execute the justice to them quickly; but the Son of Man having come, shall he find the faith upon the earth?'
Of the Pharisee and the publican.
Luke 18:9 And he spake also unto certain who have been trusting in themselves that they were righteous, and have been despising the rest, this simile: Luke 18:10 'Two men went up to the temple to pray, the one a Pharisee, and the other a tax-gatherer; Luke 18:11 the Pharisee having stood by himself, thus prayed: God, I thank Thee that I am not as the rest of men, rapacious, unrighteous, adulterers, or even as this tax-gatherer; Luke 18:12 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all thingsas many as I possess. Luke 18:13 'And the tax-gatherer, having stood afar off, would not even the eyes lift up to the heaven, but was smiting on his breast, saying, God be propitious to methe sinner! Luke 18:14 I say to you, this one went down declared righteous, to his house, rather than that one: for every one who is exalting himself shall be humbled, and he who is humbling himself shall be exalted.'
Children brought to Christ.
Luke 18:15 And they were bringing near also the babes, that he may touch them, and the disciples having seen did rebuke them, Luke 18:16 and Jesus having called them near, said, 'Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of such is the reign of God; Luke 18:17 verily I say to you, Whoever may not receive the reign of God as a little child, may not enter into it.'
A ruler that would follow Christ, but is hindered by his riches.
Luke 18:18 And a certain ruler questioned him, saying, 'Good teacher, what having doneshall I inherit life age-during?' Luke 18:19 And Jesus said to him, 'Why me dost thou call good? no one [is] good, except OneGod; Luke 18:20 the commands thou hast known: Thou mayest not commit adultery, Thou mayest do no murder, Thou mayest not steal, Thou mayest not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother.' Luke 18:21 And he said, 'All these I did keep from my youth;' Luke 18:22 and having heard these things, Jesus said to him, 'Yet one thing to thee is lacking; all thingsas many as thou hastsell, and distribute to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven, and come, be following me;' Luke 18:23 and he, having heard these things, became very sorrowful, for he was exceeding rich. Luke 18:24 And Jesus having seen him become very sorrowful, said, 'How hardly shall those having riches enter into the reign of God! Luke 18:25 for it is easier for a camel through the eye of a needle to enter, than for a rich man into the reign of God to enter.' Luke 18:26 And those who heard, said, 'And who is able to be saved?' Luke 18:27 and he said, 'The things impossible with men are possible with God.'
The reward of them that leave all for his sake.
Luke 18:28 And Peter said, 'Lo, we left all, and did follow thee;' Luke 18:29 and he said to them, 'Verily I say to you, that there is not one who left house, or parents, or brothers, or wife, or children, for the sake of the reign of God, Luke 18:30 who may not receive back manifold more in this time, and in the coming age, life age-during.'
He foresheweth his death,
Luke 18:31 And having taken the twelve aside, he said unto them, 'Lo, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things shall be completedthat have been written through the prophetsto the Son of Man, 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 having scourged they shall put him to death, and on the third day he shall rise again.' Luke 18:34 And they none of these things understood, and this saying was hid from them, and they were not knowing the things said.
and restoreth a blind man to his sight.
Luke 18:35 And it came to pass, in his coming nigh to Jericho, a certain blind man was sitting beside the way begging, Luke 18:36 and having heard a multitude going by, he was inquiring what this may be, Luke 18:37 and they brought him word that Jesus the Nazarene doth pass by, Luke 18:38 and he cried out, saying, 'Jesus, Son of David, deal kindly with me;' Luke 18:39 and those going before were rebuking him, that he might be silent, but he was much more crying out, 'Son of David, deal kindly with me.' Luke 18:40 And Jesus having stood, commanded him to be brought unto him, and he having come nigh, he questioned him, Luke 18:41 saying, 'What wilt thou I shall do to thee?' and he said, 'Sir, that I may receive sight.' Luke 18:42 And Jesus said to him, 'Receive thy sight; thy faith hath saved thee;' Luke 18:43 and presently he did receive sight, and was following him, glorifying God; and all the people, having seen, did give praise to God.