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Luke 18

NKJV 1 Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought 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. NKJV 2 saying: "There was in a certain city a judge who did not fear God nor regard man. NIV 2 He said: "In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared about men. NKJV 3 Now there was a widow in that city; and she came to him, saying, 'Get justice for me from 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.' NKJV 4 And he would not for a while; but afterward he said within himself, 'Though I do not fear God nor regard 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, NKJV 5 yet because this widow troubles me I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary 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!' " NKJV 6 Then the Lord said, "Hear what the unjust judge said. NIV 6 And the Lord said, "Listen to what the unjust judge says. NKJV 7 And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with 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 ? NKJV 8 I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the 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?" NKJV 9 Also He spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: NIV 9 To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everybody else, Jesus told this parable: NKJV 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. NKJV 11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, 'God, I thank You that I am not like other men--extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as 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. NKJV 12 I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I possess.' NIV 12 I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.' NKJV 13 And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise 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.' NKJV 14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he 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." NKJV 15 Then they also brought infants to Him that He might 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. NKJV 16 But Jesus called them to Him and said, "Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is 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. NKJV 17 Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means 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." NKJV 18 Now a certain ruler asked Him, saying, "Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" NIV 18 A certain ruler asked him, "Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?" NKJV 19 So Jesus said to him, "Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God. NIV 19 "Why do you call me good?" Jesus answered. "No one is good--except God alone. NKJV 20 You know the commandments: 'Do not commit adultery,' 'Do not murder,' 'Do not steal,' 'Do not bear false witness,' 'Honor your father and your 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.' " NKJV 21 And he said, "All these things I have kept from my youth." NIV 21 "All these I have kept since I was a boy," he said. NKJV 22 So when Jesus heard these things, He said to him, "You still lack one thing. 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." NKJV 23 But when he heard this, he became very sorrowful, for he was very rich. NIV 23 When he heard this, he became very sad, because he was a man of great wealth. NKJV 24 And when Jesus saw that he became very sorrowful, He said, "How hard it is for those who have riches 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! NKJV 25 For 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." 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." NKJV 26 And those who heard it said, "Who then can be saved?" NIV 26 Those who heard this asked, "Who then can be saved?" NKJV 27 But He said, "The things which are impossible with men are possible with God." NIV 27 Jesus replied, "What is impossible with men is possible with God." NKJV 28 Then Peter said, "See, we have left all and followed You." NIV 28 Peter said to him, "We have left all we had to follow you!" NKJV 29 So He said to them, "Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or parents or brothers or wife 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 NKJV 30 who shall not receive many times more in this present 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." NKJV 31 Then He took the twelve aside and said to them, "Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning 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. NKJV 32 For He will be delivered to the Gentiles and will be mocked and insulted 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. NKJV 33 They will scourge Him and kill Him. And the third day He will rise again." NIV 33 On the third day he will rise again." NKJV 34 But they understood none of these things; this saying was hidden from them, and they did not know the things which were spoken. 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. NKJV 35 Then it happened, as He was coming near Jericho, that a certain blind man sat by the road begging. NIV 35 As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. NKJV 36 And hearing a multitude passing by, he asked what it meant. NIV 36 When he heard the crowd going by, he asked what was happening. NKJV 37 So they told him that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by. NIV 37 They told him, "Jesus of Nazareth is passing by." NKJV 38 And he cried out, saying, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!" NIV 38 He called out, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!" NKJV 39 Then those who went before warned him that he should be quiet; 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!" NKJV 40 So Jesus stood still and commanded him to be brought to Him. And when he had come near, He asked him, NIV 40 Jesus stopped and ordered the man to be brought to him. When he came near, Jesus asked him, NKJV 41 saying, "What do you want Me to do for you?" He said, "Lord, that I may receive my sight." NIV 41 "What do you want me to do for you?" "Lord, I want to see," he replied. NKJV 42 Then Jesus said to him, "Receive your sight; your faith has made you well." NIV 42 Jesus said to him, "Receive your sight; your faith has healed you." NKJV 43 And immediately he received 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.