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1 And He spoke a parable unto them to this end, that men 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, neither regarded 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 unto him, saying, `Avenge me on 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 for a while he would not, 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 by her continual coming she weary me.'" 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 unjust judge saith. 6 And the Lord said, "Listen to what the unjust judge says.
7 And shall not God avenge His own elect, who cry day and night unto Him, though He bear long with 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 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 spoke this parable unto certain ones who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: 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 other men are: 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 possess.' 12 I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.'
13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not so much as lift up his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, `God, be 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 tell you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other; for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased, and 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 brought unto Him also infants, that He would touch them; but when His 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 and said, "Suffer little children to come unto Me, and forbid them not, for of such is 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 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 Master, 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, that is, 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 thy 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 have I kept from my youth up." 21 "All these I have kept since I was a boy," he said.
22 Now when Jesus heard these things, He said unto him, "Yet lackest thou one thing: 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 And when he heard this he was very 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 when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, He 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 go 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 those who heard it said, "Who then can be saved?" 26 Those who heard this asked, "Who then can be saved?"
27 And 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 Then Peter said, "Lo, we have left all 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 parents or brethren or wife 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 present time, and in the world to come life everlasting." 30 will fail to receive many times as much in this age and, in the age to come, eternal life."
31 Then He took unto Him the twelve and said unto them, "Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of Man shall 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 shall be delivered unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked and spitefully 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 Him and put Him to death, 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 hidden from them, neither knew they the things which were spoken. 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 that as He was coming nigh unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the wayside begging. 35 As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging.
36 And hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant. 36 When he heard the crowd going by, he asked what was happening.
37 And they told him that Jesus of Nazareth was passing 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 those who went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace, but he cried out all the more, "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 had 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 saying, "What wilt thou that I shall 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 saved thee." 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.