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

 
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1 And he told them a parable, to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. 1 Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.
2 He said, "In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor 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 who kept coming to him and saying, 'Vindicate me against my 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 For a while he refused; but afterward he said to himself, 'Though I neither fear 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 bothers me, I will vindicate her, or she will 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 says. 6 And the Lord said, "Listen to what the unjust judge says.
7 And will not God vindicate his elect, who cry to him day and night? 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, he will vindicate them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of man comes, will he find faith on 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?"