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Luke 18:1-8

ESV 1 And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. MSG 1 Jesus told them a story showing that it was necessary for them to pray consistently and never quit. ESV 2 He said, "In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected man. MSG 2 He said, "There was once a judge in some city who never gave God a thought and cared nothing for people. ESV 3 And there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, 'Give me justice against my adversary.' MSG 3 A widow in that city kept after him: 'My rights are being violated. Protect me!' ESV 4 For a while he refused, but afterward he said to himself, 'Though I neither fear God nor respect man, MSG 4 "He never gave her the time of day. But after this went on and on he said to himself, 'I care nothing what God thinks, even less what people think. 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.'" MSG 5 But because this widow won't quit badgering me, I'd better do something and see that she gets justice - otherwise I'm going to end up beaten black and blue by her pounding.'" ESV 6 And the Lord said, "Hear what the unrighteous judge says. MSG 6 Then the Master said, "Do you hear what that judge, corrupt as he is, is saying? ESV 7 And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them? MSG 7 So what makes you think God won't step in and work justice for his chosen people, who continue to cry out for help? Won't he stick up for them? 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?" MSG 8 I assure you, he will. He will not drag his feet. But how much of that kind of persistent faith will the Son of Man find on the earth when he returns?"

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