Luke 18

CHAPTER 18

The Parable of the Widow and the Unrighteous Judge

1And he spoke also a parable to them, to the necessity at all times to pray, and not to tire, 2saying, [2judge 1There was a certain] in a certain city, [3God 1not 2fearing], and [3man 1not 2respecting]. 3And a widow was in that city, and she came to him, saying, Avenge me of my opponent! 4And he did not want to for a time; but afterwards he said to himself, If even God I do not fear, and man I do not respect; 5yet because [2makes 3trouble to me 1this widow], I shall avenge her, that [2not 5in 6the end 1it should 3come to pass 4bruising me]. 6[4said 1And 2the 3Lord], Hear what the [2judge 1unrighteous] says. 7 But God, shall he in no way execute the vengeance of the ones of his chosen, of the ones yelling to him day and night, and is lenient unto them. 8I say to you that he shall execute his vengeance quickly. Furthermore, the son of man, having come then, shall he find the belief upon the earth?

The Parable of the Repentant Tax Collector

9And he spoke also to some (the ones relying upon themselves, that they are righteous, and treating with contempt the rest) this parable. 10[2men 1Two] ascended unto the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a tax collector. 11The Pharisee standing [3to 4himself 2these things 1prayed], God, I give thanks to you that I am not as the rest of the men, predacious, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector. 12I fast twice a Sabbath, I tithe all as much as I acquire. 13And the tax collector far off standing, wanted not even [2his eyes 3unto 4the 5heaven 1to lift up], but beat onto his breast, saying, God, deal kindly with me the sinner. 14I say to you, this one went down justified unto his house, rather than that one. For every one exalting himself shall be humbled; and the one humbling himself shall be exalted.

Jesus Welcomes the Children

15And they brought to him also the babes, that he should touch them; but seeing, the disciples reproached them. 16 But Jesus, having called on them, said, Allow the children to come to me, and do not restrain them! for of such is the kingdom of God. 17Amen I say to you, Who ever should not receive the kingdom of God as a child, in no way shall he enter into it.

The Rich Ruler

18And [3asked 1a certain 4him 2ruler], saying, [2teacher 1Good], what having done [3life 2eternal 1shall I do to inherit]? 19[3said 1And 4to him 2Jesus], Why do you call me good? No one is good except one -- God. 20The commandments you know, Do not commit adultery, do not murder, do not steal, do not witness falsely, esteem your father and your mother! 21And he said, These all I kept from my youth. 22And having heard these things, Jesus said to him, Still one thing to you is missing; all as much as you have, sell and distribute to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven; and come follow me! 23 But hearing these things, [2dejected 1he became]; for he was rich, exceedingly. 24[3beholding 1And 4him 2Jesus 6dejected 5being], said, How with difficulty the ones [2things 1having] shall enter into the kingdom of God. 25[3easier 1For 2it is] for a camel [2through 3the hole 4from an awl 1to enter], than a rich man [2into 3the 4kingdom 5of God 1to enter]. 26[4said 1And 2the ones 3hearing], Then who is able to be delivered? 27And he said, The impossible by men, are possible with God. 28[3said 1And 2Peter], Behold, we left all, and we followed you. 29And he said to them, Amen I say to you that [2no one 1there is] who left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, because of the kingdom of God, 30who in no way should recover much more in this time, and in the [2age 1coming] life eternal.

The Crucifixion and Resurrection Foretold

31And having taken to himself the twelve, he said to them, Behold, We ascend unto Jerusalem, and shall be finished all the things being written by the prophets about the son of man. 32For he shall be delivered to the nations, and will be mocked, and will be insulted, and will be spit upon; 33and having been whipped, they shall kill him; and the [2day 1third] he will rise up. 34And they [2nothing 3of these things 1perceived]; for [3was 2thing 1this] being hidden from them, and they did not know the things being said.

Jesus Heals the Blind Beggar

35And it came to pass in his approaching unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way begging. 36And hearing the multitude traveling about, he inquired about what this may be. 37And they reported to him that, Jesus the Nazarene is going by. 38And he yelled out, saying, Jesus, O son of David, show mercy on me! 39And the ones going before reproached him, that he should keep silent; but he more rather cried out, O son of David, show mercy on me! 40And having stopped, Jesus urged for him to be brought to him. [3having approached 1And 2at his], he asked him, 41saying, What do you want I should do? And he said, O Lord, that I should gain sight. 42And Jesus said to him, Gain sight! the belief of yours has delivered you. 43And immediately he gained sight; and he followed him, glorifying God. And all the people having beheld, gave praise to God.
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