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,
2 saying, "In a certain city there was a judge who did not fear God and did not 3respect man.
3 "There was a widow in that city, and she kept coming to him, saying, 'Give me legal protection from my opponent.'
4 "For a while he was unwilling *; but afterward * he said to himself, 'Even though I do not fear God nor 4respect man,
5 yet 5because this widow bothers * me, I will give her legal protection, otherwise * by continually * coming she will 6wear me out.' "
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?
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?"