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Luke 18

CEB 1 Jesus was telling them a parable about their need to pray continuously and not to be discouraged. NIV 1 Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. CEB 2 He said, "In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected people. NIV 2 He said: "In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared about men. CEB 3 In that city there was a widow who kept coming to him, asking, ‘Give me justice in this case against my adversary.' NIV 3 And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, 'Grant me justice against my adversary.' CEB 4 For a while he refused but finally said to himself, I don't fear God or respect people, NIV 4 "For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, 'Even though I don't fear God or care about men, CEB 5 but I will give this widow justice because she keeps bothering me. Otherwise, there will be no end to her coming here and embarrassing me." NIV 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!' " CEB 6 The Lord said, "Listen to what the unjust judge says. NIV 6 And the Lord said, "Listen to what the unjust judge says. CEB 7 Won't God provide justice to his chosen people who cry out to him day and night? Will he be slow to help them? NIV 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 ? CEB 8 I tell you, he will give them justice quickly. But when the Human One comes, will he find faithfulness on earth?" NIV 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?" CEB 9 Jesus told this parable to certain people who had convinced themselves that they were righteous and who looked on everyone else with disgust: NIV 9 To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everybody else, Jesus told this parable: CEB 10 "Two people went up to the temple to pray. One was a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. NIV 10 "Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. CEB 11 The Pharisee stood and prayed about himself with these words, ‘God, I thank you that I'm not like everyone else—crooks, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector. NIV 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. CEB 12 I fast twice a week. I give a tenth of everything I receive.' NIV 12 I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.' CEB 13 But the tax collector stood at a distance. He wouldn't even lift his eyes to look toward heaven. Rather, he struck his chest and said, ‘God, show mercy to me, a sinner.' NIV 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.' CEB 14 I tell you, this person went down to his home justified rather than the Pharisee. All who lift themselves up will be brought low, and those who make themselves low will be lifted up." NIV 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." CEB 15 People were bringing babies to Jesus so that he would bless them. When the disciples saw this, they scolded them. NIV 15 People were also bringing babies to Jesus to have him touch them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them. CEB 16 Then Jesus called them to him and said, "Allow the children to come to me. Don't forbid them, because God's kingdom belongs to people like these children. NIV 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. CEB 17 I assure you that whoever doesn't welcome God's kingdom like a child will never enter it." NIV 17 I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it." CEB 18 A certain ruler asked Jesus, "Good Teacher, what must I do to obtain eternal life?" NIV 18 A certain ruler asked him, "Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?" CEB 19 Jesus replied, "Why do you call me good? No one is good except the one God. NIV 19 "Why do you call me good?" Jesus answered. "No one is good--except God alone. CEB 20 You know the commandments: Don't commit adultery. Don't murder. Don't steal. Don't give false testimony. Honor your father and mother." NIV 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.' " CEB 21 Then the ruler said, "I've kept all of these things since I was a boy." NIV 21 "All these I have kept since I was a boy," he said. CEB 22 When Jesus heard this, he said, "There's one more thing. Sell everything you own and distribute the money to the poor. Then you will have treasure in heaven. And come, follow me." NIV 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." CEB 23 When he heard these words, the man became sad because he was extremely rich. NIV 23 When he heard this, he became very sad, because he was a man of great wealth. CEB 24 When Jesus saw this, he said, "It's very hard for the wealthy to enter God's kingdom! NIV 24 Jesus looked at him and said, "How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God! CEB 25 It's easier for a camel to squeeze through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter God's kingdom." NIV 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." CEB 26 Those who heard this said, "Then who can be saved?" NIV 26 Those who heard this asked, "Who then can be saved?" CEB 27 Jesus replied, "What is impossible for humans is possible for God." NIV 27 Jesus replied, "What is impossible with men is possible with God." CEB 28 Peter said, "Look, we left everything we own and followed you." NIV 28 Peter said to him, "We have left all we had to follow you!" CEB 29 Jesus said to them, "I assure you that anyone who has left house, husband, wife, brothers, sisters, parents, or children because of God's kingdom NIV 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 CEB 30 will receive many times more in this age and eternal life in the coming age." NIV 30 will fail to receive many times as much in this age and, in the age to come, eternal life." CEB 31 Jesus took the Twelve aside and said, "Look, we're going up to Jerusalem, and everything written about the Human One by the prophets will be accomplished. NIV 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. CEB 32 He will be handed over to the Gentiles. He will be ridiculed, mistreated, and spit on. NIV 32 He will be handed over to the Gentiles. They will mock him, insult him, spit on him, flog him and kill him. CEB 33 After torturing him, they will kill him. On the third day, he will rise up." NIV 33 On the third day he will rise again." CEB 34 But the Twelve understood none of these words. The meaning of this message was hidden from them and they didn't grasp what he was saying. NIV 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. CEB 35 As Jesus came to Jericho, a certain blind man was sitting beside the road begging. NIV 35 As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. CEB 36 When the man heard the crowd passing by, he asked what was happening. NIV 36 When he heard the crowd going by, he asked what was happening. CEB 37 They told him, "Jesus the Nazarene is passing by." NIV 37 They told him, "Jesus of Nazareth is passing by." CEB 38 The blind man shouted, "Jesus, Son of David, show me mercy." NIV 38 He called out, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!" CEB 39 Those leading the procession scolded him, telling him to be quiet, but he shouted even louder, "Son of David, show me mercy." NIV 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!" CEB 40 Jesus stopped and called for the man to be brought to him. When he was present Jesus asked, NIV 40 Jesus stopped and ordered the man to be brought to him. When he came near, Jesus asked him, CEB 41 "What do you want me to do for you?" He said, "Lord, I want to see." NIV 41 "What do you want me to do for you?" "Lord, I want to see," he replied. CEB 42 Jesus said to him, "Receive your sight! Your faith has healed you." NIV 42 Jesus said to him, "Receive your sight; your faith has healed you." CEB 43 At once he was able to see, and he began to follow Jesus, praising God. When all the people saw it, they praised God too. NIV 43 Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus, praising God. When all the people saw it, they also praised God.