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1 Now He was telling them a parable to show that at all times they ought to pray and not to lose heart, 1 Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.
2 saying, "In a certain city there was a judge who did not fear God and did not respect man. 2 He said: "In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared about men.
3 "There was a widow in that city, and she kept coming to him, saying, 'Give me legal protection from my opponent.' 3 And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, 'Grant me justice against my adversary.'
4 "For a while he was unwilling ; but afterward he said to himself, 'Even though I do not fear God nor respect 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 bothers me, I will give her legal protection, otherwise by continually coming she will wear me out.' " 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 said ; 6 And the Lord said, "Listen to what the unjust judge says.
7 now, will not God bring about justice for His elect who cry to Him day and night, and will He delay long 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 tell you that He will bring about justice for them quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will 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 also told this parable to some people who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and viewed others with contempt : 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, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 10 "Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.
11 "The Pharisee stood and was praying this to himself : 'God, I thank You that I am not like other people : swindlers, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. 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 a week ; I pay tithes of all that I get.' 12 I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.'
13 "But the tax collector, standing some distance away, was even unwilling to lift up his eyes to heaven, but was beating his breast, saying, 'God, be merciful to me, the 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 tell you, this man went to his house justified rather than the other ; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will 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 even their babies to Him so that He would touch them, but when the disciples saw it, they began rebuking 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 for them, saying, "Permit the children to come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 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 "Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all." 17 I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it."
18 A ruler questioned 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 to him, "Why do you call Me good ? No one is good except God alone. 19 "Why do you call me good?" Jesus answered. "No one is good--except God alone.
20 "You know the commandments, 'DO NOT COMMIT ADULTERY, DO NOT MURDER, DO NOT STEAL, DO NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS, HONOR YOUR 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 I have kept from my youth." 21 "All these I have kept since I was a boy," he said.
22 When Jesus heard this, He said to him, "One thing you still lack ; sell all that you possess and distribute it to the poor, and you shall 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 had heard these things, he became very sad, for he was extremely rich. 23 When he heard this, he became very sad, because he was a man of great wealth.
24 And Jesus looked at him and said, "How hard it is for those who are wealthy to enter 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 go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter 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 They who 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 that are impossible with people are possible with God." 27 Jesus replied, "What is impossible with men is possible with God."
28 Peter said, "Behold, we have left our own homes and followed You." 28 Peter said to him, "We have left all we had to follow you!"
29 And He said to them, "Truly I say to you, there is no one who has left house or wife or brothers or parents or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God, 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 will not receive many times as much at this time and in the age 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 Then He took the twelve aside and said to them, "Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and all things which are written through the prophets about the Son of Man will be accomplished. 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 will be handed over to the Gentiles, and will be mocked and mistreated 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 after they have scourged Him, they will kill Him; and the third day He will rise again." 33 On the third day he will rise again."
34 But the disciples understood none of these things, and the meaning of this statement was hidden from them, and they did not comprehend 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 As Jesus was approaching Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the road begging. 35 As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging.
36 Now hearing a crowd going by, he began to inquire what this was. 36 When he heard the crowd going by, he asked what was happening.
37 They told him that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by. 37 They told him, "Jesus of Nazareth is passing by."
38 And he called out, saying, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!" 38 He called out, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!"
39 Those who led the way were sternly telling him to be quiet ; but he kept crying out all the more, "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 stopped and commanded that he be brought to Him; and when he came near, He questioned him, 40 Jesus stopped and ordered the man to be brought to him. When he came near, Jesus asked him,
41 "What do you want Me to do for you?" And he said, "Lord, I want to regain my sight !" 41 "What do you want me to do for you?" "Lord, I want to see," he replied.
42 And Jesus said to him, "Receive your sight ; your faith has made you well." 42 Jesus said to him, "Receive your sight; your faith has healed you."
43 Immediately he regained his sight and began following Him, glorifying God ; and when all the people saw it, they gave praise to God. 43 Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus, praising God. When all the people saw it, they also praised God.