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Luke 18

LEB 1 And he told them a parable to [show that] they must always pray and not be discouraged, NIV 1 Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. LEB 2 saying, "There was a certain judge in a certain town who did not fear God and did not respect people. NIV 2 He said: "In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared about men. LEB 3 And there was a widow in that town, and she kept coming to him, saying, 'Grant 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.' LEB 4 And he was not willing for a time, but after these [things] he said to himself, 'Even if I do not 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, LEB 5 yet because this widow is causing trouble for me, I will grant her justice, so that she does not wear me down in the end [by her] coming back!'" 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!' " LEB 6 And the Lord said, "Listen to what the unrighteous judge is saying! NIV 6 And the Lord said, "Listen to what the unjust judge says. LEB 7 And will not God surely {see to it that justice is done} to his chosen ones who cry out to him day and night, and will he delay toward 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 ? LEB 8 I tell you that {he will see to it that justice is done} for them soon! Nevertheless, [when] the Son of Man comes, then 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?" LEB 9 And he also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and looked down on {everyone else}: NIV 9 To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everybody else, Jesus told this parable: LEB 10 "Two men went up to 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. LEB 11 The Pharisee stood [and] prayed these [things] with reference to himself: 'God, I give thanks to you that I am not like other people--swindlers, unrighteous [people], 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. LEB 12 I fast twice a week; I give a tenth of all that I get.' NIV 12 I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.' LEB 13 But the tax collector, standing far away, did not want even to raise his eyes to heaven, but was beating 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.' LEB 14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than that one! 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." LEB 15 Now they were bringing even [their] babies to him so that he could touch them. But [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. LEB 16 But Jesus called them to himself, saying, "Allow the children to come to me, and do not forbid 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. LEB 17 Truly I say to you, whoever does not welcome the kingdom of God like a young child will never enter into 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." LEB 18 And a certain ruler asked him, saying, "Good Teacher, [by] doing what will I inherit eternal life?" NIV 18 A certain ruler asked him, "Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?" LEB 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. LEB 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.'" 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.' " LEB 21 And he said, "All these I have observed from my youth." NIV 21 "All these I have kept since I was a boy," he said. LEB 22 And [when he] heard [this], Jesus said to him, "{You still lack one thing}: Sell all that you have, and distribute [the proceeds] 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." LEB 23 But [when he] heard these [things] he became very sad, because he was extremely wealthy. NIV 23 When he heard this, he became very sad, because he was a man of great wealth. LEB 24 And Jesus took notice of him [and] said, "How {difficult it is for} those who possess wealth to enter into 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! LEB 25 For it is easier [for] a camel to go through the eye of a needle than [for] a rich person to enter into 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." LEB 26 So those who heard [this] said, "And who can be saved?" NIV 26 Those who heard this asked, "Who then can be saved?" LEB 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." LEB 28 And Peter said, "Behold, we have left {all that is ours} [and] followed you." NIV 28 Peter said to him, "We have left all we had to follow you!" LEB 29 And he said to them, "Truly I say to you that there is no one who has left house or wife or brothers or parents or children on account 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 LEB 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." LEB 31 And taking aside the twelve, he said to them, "Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and all the things that are written by the prophets with reference to the Son of Man 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. LEB 32 For he will be handed over to the Gentiles and will be mocked and 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. LEB 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." LEB 34 And they understood none of these [things], and this saying was concealed from them, and they did not comprehend the things that were 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. LEB 35 Now it happened that as he drew near to Jericho, a certain blind man was sitting on the side of the road begging. NIV 35 As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. LEB 36 And [when he] heard a crowd going by, he inquired what this meant. NIV 36 When he heard the crowd going by, he asked what was happening. LEB 37 And they told him, "Jesus the Nazarene is passing by." NIV 37 They told him, "Jesus of Nazareth is passing by." LEB 38 And he called out, saying, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!" NIV 38 He called out, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!" LEB 39 And those who were in front rebuked him, that he should be silent, but he cried out {even more loudly}, "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!" LEB 40 So Jesus stopped [and] ordered him to be brought to him. And [when] he approached, he asked him, NIV 40 Jesus stopped and ordered the man to be brought to him. When he came near, Jesus asked him, LEB 41 "What do you want me to do for you?" And he said, "Lord, that I may regain [my] sight. NIV 41 "What do you want me to do for you?" "Lord, I want to see," he replied. LEB 42 And Jesus said to him, "Regain [your] sight! Your faith has saved you." NIV 42 Jesus said to him, "Receive your sight; your faith has healed you." LEB 43 And immediately he regained [his] sight and began to follow 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.