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Parables on Prayer

1 Now He was telling them a parable to show that at all times they 1ought to pray and not to 2lose heart,

References for Luke 18:1

2 saying, "In a certain city there was a judge who did not fear God and did not 3respect man.

References for Luke 18:2

3 "There was a widow in that city, and she kept coming to him, saying, 'Give me legal protection from my opponent.'

References for Luke 18:3

    • a 18:3 - Lit "Do me justice"
      4 "For a while he was unwilling *; but afterward * he said to himself, 'Even though I do not fear God nor 4respect man,

      References for Luke 18:4

      5 yet 5because this widow bothers * me, I will give her legal protection, otherwise * by continually * coming she will 6wear me out.' "

      References for Luke 18:5

        • b 18:5 - Lit "do her justice"
        • c 18:5 - Lit "hit me under the eye"
          6 And 7the Lord said, "Hear what the unrighteous judge said;

          References for Luke 18:6

          7 now, will not God 8bring about justice for His 9elect who cry to Him day and night, and will He 10delay long over them?

          References for Luke 18:7

            • d 18:7 - Or "and yet He is very patient toward them"
              8 "I tell you that He will bring about justice for them quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, 11will He find faith on the earth?"

              References for Luke 18:8

                • e 18:8 - Lit "the faith"