Luke 18

And he spoke to them a similitude also, that men should pray at all times, and not become weary. There was a judge in a certain city, who feared not God, and regarded not men. And there was a certain widow in that city; and she came to him, and said: Vindicate me against my adversary. And he would not, for a long time: but afterwards, he said to himself: Though I fear not God, and regard not men, yet, because this widow troubleth me, I will vindicate her; that she may not be always coming and troubling me. And our Lord said: Hear what the unjust judge saith. And will not God, much more, vindicate his chosen, who call upon him by day and by night; and have patience with them? I tell you, He will vindicate them speedily. Yet the Son of man will come; and will he find faith on the earth? And he spake this similitude, against certain persons, who had confidence in themselves that they were righteous, and despised every one. 10 Two men went up to the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. 11 And the Pharisee stood by himself, and prayed thus: God, I thank thee that I have not been like the rest of men, rapacious, oppressive, and adulterous; nor like this publican. 12 But I fast twice in a week, and tithe all I possess. 13 And the publican stood afar off, and would not even lift his eyes to heaven, but smote upon his breast, and said: God, be merciful to me, a sinner. 14 I say to you, that this man went down to his house justified, rather than the Pharisee. For every one that exalteth himself, will be humbled; and every one that humbleth himself, will be exalted. 15 And they brought to him infants, that he might touch them: and his disciples saw them, and rebuked them. 16 But Jesus called them, and said to them: Suffer little children to come to me, and forbid them not; for of those that are like them, of such is the kingdom of heaven. 17 Verily I say to you, That he who shall not receive the kingdom of God, as a little child, will not enter it. 18 And one of the chiefs asked him, and said to him: Good Teacher, what shall I do, that I may inherit eternal life? 19 Jesus said to him: Why callest thou me, good? For, there is none good, except one; God. 20 Thou knowest the commandments: Thou shalt not kill; and thou shalt not commit adultery; and thou shalt not steal; and thou shalt not testify a false testimony; honor thy father and thy mother. 21 He said to him: All these have I kept, from my childhood. 22 And when Jesus heard these words, he said to him: One thing is lacking to thee: go, sell all that thou hast, and give to the poor; and thou wilt have a treasure in heaven; and come after me. 23 And he, when he heard these words, was dejected; for he was very rich. 24 And when Jesus saw that he was dejected, he said: How difficult it is, for those that have wealth to enter into the kingdom of God! 25 It is easier for a camel to enter the eye of a needle, than a rich man the kingdom of God. 26 They who heard it, said to him: Who then can have life? 27 And Jesus said: Those things which, with men, cannot be, with God, can be. 28 Simon Cephas said to him: Lo, we have left every thing, and come after thee. 29 Jesus said to him: Verily I say to you: There is no man, who hath left houses, or parents, or brothers, or wife, or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God, 30 that shall not receive manifold in the present time, and, in the coming world, eternal life. 31 And Jesus took his twelve, and said to them: Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem; and all the things written in the prophets, concerning the Son of man, will be fulfilled. 32 For he will be delivered over to the Gentiles; and they will mock him, and spit in his face; 33 and will scourge him, and will treat him with ignominy, and will kill him; and, the third day, he will arise. 34 But not one of these things, did they understand; but this subject was hidden from them, and they knew not the things told to them. And as they came near to Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the side of the way, begging. 36 And he heard the noise of the multitude that passed, and inquired what it was. 37 They say to him: Jesus the Nazarean is passing by. 38 And he called out, and said: Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me. 39 And they that went before Jesus rebuked him, that he might be silent. But he cried out the more, Son of David, have mercy on me. 40 And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be called to him. And when he came to him, he asked him, 41 and said to him: What wilt thou, that I do for thee? And he said: My Lord, that I may see. 42 And Jesus said to him: See thou; thy faith hath vivified thee. 43 And immediately he saw. And he followed after him, and glorified God. And all the people who beheld, gave glory to God.
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