And for a while he would not, but afterward he said within himself, `Though I fear not God nor regard man,
yet because this widow troubleth me I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.'"
And the Lord said, "Hear what the unjust judge saith.
And shall not God avenge His own elect, who cry day and night unto Him, though He bear long with them?
I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of Man cometh, shall He find faith on the earth?"
And He spoke this parable unto certain ones who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:
"Two men went up into the temple to pray, the one a Pharisee and the other a publican.
The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, `God, I thank Thee that I am not as other men are: extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.
I fast twice in the week; I give tithes of all that I possess.'
And the publican, standing afar off, would not so much as lift up his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, `God, be merciful to me a sinner!'
I tell you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other; for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased, and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted."