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Luke 18

ESV 1 And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. NIV 1 Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. ESV 2 He said, "In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected man. NIV 2 He said: "In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared about men. ESV 3 And there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, 'Give me justice 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.' ESV 4 For a while he refused, but afterward he said to himself, 'Though I neither fear God nor respect man, NIV 4 "For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, 'Even though I don't fear God or care about men, ESV 5 yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will give her justice, so that she will not beat me down by her continual coming.'" 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!' " ESV 6 And the Lord said, "Hear what the unrighteous judge says. NIV 6 And the Lord said, "Listen to what the unjust judge says. ESV 7 And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over 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 ? ESV 8 I tell you, he will give justice to them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith 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?" ESV 9 He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt: NIV 9 To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everybody else, Jesus told this parable: ESV 10 "Two men went up into the temple to pray, one 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. ESV 11 The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayedthus: 'God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, 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. ESV 12 I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I get.' NIV 12 I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.' ESV 13 But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, 'God, be merciful 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.' ESV 14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted." 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." ESV 15 Now they were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them. And when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. NIV 15 People were also bringing babies to Jesus to have him touch them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them. ESV 16 But Jesus called them to him, saying, "Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. 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. ESV 17 Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not 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." ESV 18 And a ruler asked him, "Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?" NIV 18 A certain ruler asked him, "Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?" ESV 19 And Jesus said to him, "Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. NIV 19 "Why do you call me good?" Jesus answered. "No one is good--except God alone. ESV 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.'" 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.' " ESV 21 And he said, "All these I have kept from my youth." NIV 21 "All these I have kept since I was a boy," he said. ESV 22 When Jesus heard this, he said to him, "One thing you still lack. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and 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." ESV 23 But when he heard these things, he became very sad, for he was extremely rich. NIV 23 When he heard this, he became very sad, because he was a man of great wealth. ESV 24 Jesus, seeing that he had become sad, said, "How difficult it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God! NIV 24 Jesus looked at him and said, "How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God! ESV 25 For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God." 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." ESV 26 Those who heard it said, "Then who can be saved?" NIV 26 Those who heard this asked, "Who then can be saved?" ESV 27 But he said, "What is impossible with men is possible with God." NIV 27 Jesus replied, "What is impossible with men is possible with God." ESV 28 And Peter said, "See, we have left our homes and followed you." NIV 28 Peter said to him, "We have left all we had to follow you!" ESV 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, 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 ESV 30 who will not receive many times more in this time, and in the age to come eternal life." NIV 30 will fail to receive many times as much in this age and, in the age to come, eternal life." ESV 31 And taking the twelve, he said to them, "See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written about the Son of Man 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. ESV 32 For he will be delivered over to the Gentiles and will be mocked and shamefully treated and spit upon. NIV 32 He will be handed over to the Gentiles. They will mock him, insult him, spit on him, flog him and kill him. ESV 33 And after flogging him, they will kill him, and on the third day he will rise." NIV 33 On the third day he will rise again." ESV 34 But they understood none of these things. This saying was hidden from them, and they did not grasp what was said. 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. ESV 35 As he drew near to Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. NIV 35 As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. ESV 36 And hearing a crowd going by, he inquired what this meant. NIV 36 When he heard the crowd going by, he asked what was happening. ESV 37 They told him, "Jesus of Nazareth is passing by." NIV 37 They told him, "Jesus of Nazareth is passing by." ESV 38 And he cried out, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!" NIV 38 He called out, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!" ESV 39 And those who were in front rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he cried out all the more, "Son of David, have mercy on me!" 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!" ESV 40 And Jesus stopped and commanded him to be brought to him. And when he came near, he asked him, NIV 40 Jesus stopped and ordered the man to be brought to him. When he came near, Jesus asked him, ESV 41 "What do you want me to do for you?" He said, "Lord, let me recover my sight." NIV 41 "What do you want me to do for you?" "Lord, I want to see," he replied. ESV 42 And Jesus said to him, "Recover your sight; your faith has made you well." NIV 42 Jesus said to him, "Receive your sight; your faith has healed you." ESV 43 And immediately he recovered his sight and followed him, glorifying God. And all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God. NIV 43 Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus, praising God. When all the people saw it, they also praised God.