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1 And he spake a parable unto them to the end that they ought always to pray, and not to faint; 1 Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.
2 saying, There was in a city a judge, who feared not God, and regarded not man: 2 He said: "In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared about men.
3 and there was a widow in that city; and she came oft unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary. 3 And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, 'Grant me justice against my adversary.'
4 And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man; 4 "For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, 'Even though I don't fear God or care about men,
5 yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest she wear me out by her continual coming. 5 yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won't eventually wear me out with her coming!' "
6 And the Lord said, Hear what the unrighteous judge saith. 6 And the Lord said, "Listen to what the unjust judge says.
7 And shall not God avenge his elect, that cry to him day and night, and [yet] he is longsuffering over them? 7 And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off ?
8 I say unto you, that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? 8 I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?"
9 And he spake also this parable unto certain who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and set all others at nought: 9 To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everybody else, Jesus told this parable:
10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. 10 "Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.
11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as the rest of men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. 11 The Pharisee stood up and prayed about himself: 'God, I thank you that I am not like other men--robbers, evildoers, adulterers--or even like this tax collector.
12 I fast twice in the week; I give tithes of all that I get. 12 I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.'
13 But the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote his breast, saying, God, be thou merciful to me a sinner. 13 "But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, 'God, have mercy on me, a sinner.'
14 I say unto you, This man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be humbled; but he that humbleth himself shall be exalted. 14 "I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."
15 And they were bringing unto him also their babes, that he should touch them: but when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. 15 People were also bringing babies to Jesus to have him touch them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them.
16 But Jesus called them unto him, saying, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for to such belongeth the kingdom of God. 16 But Jesus called the children to him and said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.
17 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall in no wise enter therein. 17 I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it."
18 And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? 18 A certain ruler asked him, "Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?"
19 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, [even] God. 19 "Why do you call me good?" Jesus answered. "No one is good--except God alone.
20 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor thy father and mother. 20 You know the commandments: 'Do not commit adultery, do not murder, do not steal, do not give false testimony, honor your father and mother.' "
21 And he said, All these things have I observed from my youth up. 21 "All these I have kept since I was a boy," he said.
22 And when Jesus heard it, he said unto him, One thing thou lackest yet: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me. 22 When Jesus heard this, he said to him, "You still lack one thing. Sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me."
23 But when he heard these things, he became exceeding sorrowful; for he was very rich. 23 When he heard this, he became very sad, because he was a man of great wealth.
24 And Jesus seeing him said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! 24 Jesus looked at him and said, "How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!
25 For it is easier for a camel to enter in through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. 25 Indeed, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."
26 And they that heard it said, Then who can be saved? 26 Those who heard this asked, "Who then can be saved?"
27 But he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God. 27 Jesus replied, "What is impossible with men is possible with God."
28 And Peter said, Lo, we have left our own, and followed thee. 28 Peter said to him, "We have left all we had to follow you!"
29 And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or wife, or brethren, or parents, or children, for the kingdom of God's sake, 29 "I tell you the truth," Jesus said to them, "no one who has left home or wife or brothers or parents or children for the sake of the kingdom of God
30 who shall not receive manifold more in this time, and in the world to come eternal life. 30 will fail to receive many times as much in this age and, in the age to come, eternal life."
31 And he took unto him the twelve, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all the things that are written through the prophets shall be accomplished unto the Son of man. 31 Jesus took the Twelve aside and told them, "We are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written by the prophets about the Son of Man will be fulfilled.
32 For he shall be delivered up unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and shamefully treated, and spit upon: 32 He will be handed over to the Gentiles. They will mock him, insult him, spit on him, flog him and kill him.
33 and they shall scourge and kill him: and the third day he shall rise again. 33 On the third day he will rise again."
34 And they understood none of these things; and this saying was hid from them, and they perceived not the things that were said. 34 The disciples did not understand any of this. Its meaning was hidden from them, and they did not know what he was talking about.
35 And it came to pass, as he drew nigh unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way side begging: 35 As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging.
36 and hearing a multitude going by, he inquired what this meant. 36 When he heard the crowd going by, he asked what was happening.
37 And they told him that Jesus of Nazareth passeth by. 37 They told him, "Jesus of Nazareth is passing by."
38 And he cried, saying, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me. 38 He called out, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!"
39 And they that went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried out the more a great deal, Thou son of David, have mercy on me. 39 Those who led the way rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, "Son of David, have mercy on me!"
40 And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be brought unto him: and when he was come near, he asked him, 40 Jesus stopped and ordered the man to be brought to him. When he came near, Jesus asked him,
41 What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight. 41 "What do you want me to do for you?" "Lord, I want to see," he replied.
42 And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight; thy faith hath made thee whole. 42 Jesus said to him, "Receive your sight; your faith has healed you."
43 And immediately he received his sight, and followed him, glorifying God: and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise unto God. 43 Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus, praising God. When all the people saw it, they also praised God.