Luke 18:1-8 NRS

1 Then Jesus a told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart.

References for Luke 18:1

      2 He said, "In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor had respect for people.
      3 In that city there was a widow who kept coming to him and saying, "Grant me justice against my opponent.'
      4 For a while he refused; but later he said to himself, "Though I have no fear of God and no respect for anyone,
      5 yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will grant her justice, so that she may not wear me out by continually coming.' " b

      References for Luke 18:5

        • Ă 18:5 - Or [so that she may not finally come and slap me in the face]
          6 And the Lord said, "Listen to what the unjust judge says.
          7 And will not God grant justice to his chosen ones who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long in helping them?
          8 I tell you, he will quickly grant justice to them. And yet, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?"