Luke 18:1-8 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 One day Jesus told his disciples a story to illustrate their need for constant prayer and to show them that they must never give up. 1 Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.
2 "There was a judge in a certain city," he said, "who was a godless man with great contempt for everyone. 2 He said: "In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared about men.
3 A widow of that city came to him repeatedly, appealing for justice against someone who had harmed her. 3 And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, 'Grant me justice against my adversary.'
4 The judge ignored her for a while, but eventually she wore him out. 'I fear neither God nor man,' he said to himself, 4 "For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, 'Even though I don't fear God or care about men,
5 'but this woman is driving me crazy. I'm going to see that she gets justice, because she is wearing me out with her constant requests!'" 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 Then the Lord said, "Learn a lesson from this evil judge. 6 And the Lord said, "Listen to what the unjust judge says.
7 Even he rendered a just decision in the end, so don't you think God will surely give justice to his chosen people who plead with him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? 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, he will grant justice to them quickly! But when I, the Son of Man, return, how many will I find who have faith?" 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?"