Luke 18

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The Holy Scriptures (Jubilee Bible 2000)
 

1And he spoke a parable unto them to this end, that it behooves us always to pray and not faint, 2saying, There was in a city a judge who did not fear God nor regard man; 3and there was a widow in that city, and she came unto him, saying, Defend me from my adversary. 4And he would not for a while, but afterward he said within himself, Though I do not fear God, nor regard man, 5yet because this widow troubles me, I will do her justice, lest by her continual coming she weary me. 6And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge says. 7And shall not God avenge his own elect who cry day and night unto him though he bears long regarding them? 8I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man comes, shall he find faith on the earth?

9And he spoke this parable unto some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and despised others: 10Two men went up into the temple to pray, the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. 11The 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. 12I fast two meals every sabbath; I give tithes of all that I possess. 13And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God, reconcile me, a sinner. 14I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for anyone that exalts himself shall be humbled, and he that humbles himself shall be exalted.

15And they brought unto him also infants that he would touch them; but when his disciples saw it, they rebuked them. 16But Jesus called them unto him and said, Suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of God. 17Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.

18And a certain prince asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? 19And Jesus said unto him, Why dost thou call me good? No one is good except one, that is, God. 20Thou knowest the commandments, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not murder, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother. 21And he said, All these things I have kept from my youth up. 22Now when Jesus heard this, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me. 23And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful, for he was very rich. 24And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How difficult it is for those that have riches to enter into the kingdom of God! 25For it is easier to put a cable through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. 26And those that heard it said, Who then can be saved? 27And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God. 28Then Peter said, Behold, we have left all and followed thee. 29And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, There is no one that has left house or parents or brethren or wife or children for the kingdom of God’s sake 30who shall not receive manifold more in this present time and in the age to come, eternal life.

31Then he took unto him the twelve and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished. 32For he shall be delivered unto the Gentiles and shall be mocked and spitefully treated and spitted on; 33and they shall scourge him and put him to death, but the third day he shall rise again. 34And they understood none of these things, and this word was hid from them, and they did not know what was said.

35And it came to pass that as he came near unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat beside the way begging, 36and hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what this might be. 37And they told him that Jesus of Nazareth passes by. 38And he cried out, saying, Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me. 39And those who went before rebuked him that he should remain silent; but he cried out so much the more, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me. 40And Jesus stopped and commanded him to be brought unto him, and when he was come near, he asked him, 41saying, What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee? And he said, Lord, that I may see. 42And Jesus said unto him, See; thy faith has saved thee. 43And immediately he saw and followed him, glorifying God; and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise unto God.