Luke 18

And He spoke a parable to them that it behooves them to pray always, and not to faint; saying, There was a certain judge in a certain city, fearing not God, and regarding not man. And there was a widow in that city; and she continued to come to him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary. And he was not willing for a time: but after these things he said in himself, Though I fear not God nor regard man, yet because this widow causes me trouble, I will avenge her, lest coming forever she may smite me in the face. But the Lord said, I fear what the unjust judge says. And shall not God avenge His elect, crying to Him day and night, and He is long-suffering over them? I say unto you, that He will avenge them speedily. Moreover the Son of man having come, will He then find faith upon the earth? And He spoke this parable to certain ones having confidence in themselves that they are righteous, and despising the rest. 10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. 11 The Pharisee standing was praying in these words, God, I thank thee because I am not like the rest of the men, extortioners, unjust, adulterous, or even as this publican: 12 I fast twice per week; I give tithes of all things so many as I possess. 13 But the publican, standing a great way off, did not wish even to lift up his eyes to the heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God, be merciful to me the sinner. 14 I say unto you, He went down to his house justified rather than the other: because every one exalting himself shall be abased; and the one humbling himself shall be exalted. 15 And they were indeed bringing the infants to Him, that He should touch them: but the disciples seeing rebuked them. 16 And Jesus calling them to Him, said, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. 17 Truly I say unto you, whosoever may not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, can not enter into it. 18 And a certain ruler asked Him, saying, Good Teacher, having done what, shall I inherit eternal life? 19 And Jesus said to him, Why do you call me good? No one is good, except One, God. 20 You know the commandments, thou must not commit adultery, thou must not murder, thou must not steal, thou must not bear false witness, honor thy father and mother. 21 And he said, All these things have I kept from my youth. 22 And Jesus hearing these things, said to him, Still one thing is lacking to thee: Sell all things whatsoever you have, and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me. 23 And hearing these things, he went away very sorrowful; for he was exceedingly rich. 24 Jesus seeing him said, How hardly will those having riches enter into the kingdom of God! 25 For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to go into the kingdom of God. 26 And those hearing said, And who is able to be saved? 27 And He said, Those things which are impossible with men are possible with God. 28 And Peter said, Behold, we have left all things, and followed thee. 29 And He said to them, Truly I say unto you, that there is no one who has left house, or parents, or brothers, or wife, or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God, 30 who may not receive a hundredfold in this time, and in the coming age eternal life. 31 And taking the twelve aside, He said to them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things which have been written by the prophets shall be perfected to the Son of man. 32 For He will be delivered to the Gentiles; and be mocked, and insulted, and spat upon: 33 and having scourged Him, they will kill Him; and He will arise the third day. 34 And they understood none of these things; and this word was hidden from them, and they did not know the things spoken. 35 And it came to pass, while He was drawing nigh to Jericho, a certain blind man was sitting by the wayside begging. 36 And hearing the multitude passing by, he inquired what it might be. 37 And they told him that Jesus the Nazarene is going along. 38 And he cried out saying, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me. 39 And the passersby continued to rebuke him, that he should keep silent: but he continued to cry out much more, O thou son of David, have mercy on me. 40 And Jesus standing, commanded him to be led to Him; and he drawing nigh, He asked him, 41 What do you wish that I shall do to you? And he said, Lord, that I may look up. 42 And Jesus said to him, Look up: thy faith hath saved thee. 43 And immediately he looked up, and followed Him, glorifying God: and all the people, seeing, gave praise to God.
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