Luke 18
King James 2000

Parable of the Persistent Widow

1And he spoke a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;

2Saying, There was in a city a judge, who feared not God, neither regarded man:

3And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of my adversary.

4And he would not for awhile: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;

5Yet because this widow troubles me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she wearies me.

6And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge said.

7And shall not God avenge his own elect, who cry day and night unto him, though he bears long with them?

8I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man comes, shall he find faith on the earth?

Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector

9And he spoke this parable unto certain 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 tax collector.

11The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank you, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector.

12I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.

13And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.

14I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for everyone that exalts himself shall be abased; and he that humbles himself shall be exalted.

True Faith of Little Children

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, Allow 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.

The Rich Ruler Comes to Jesus

18And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?

19And Jesus said unto him, Why call me good? none is good, except one, that is, God.

20You know the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor your father and your mother.

21And he said, All these have I kept from my youth up.

22Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet you lack one thing: sell all that you have, and distribute unto the poor, and you shall 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 hard it is for those that have riches to enter into the kingdom of God!

25For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

26And they 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, Lo, we have left all, and followed you.

29And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that has left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God's sake,

30Who shall not receive many times more in this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting.

Jesus Predicts His Death and Resurrection

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 spit on:

33And they shall scourge him, and put him to death: and the third day he shall rise again.

34And they understood none of these things: and this saying was hid from them, neither knew they the things which were spoken.

A Blind Man Receives His Sight

35And it came to pass, that as he came near unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the wayside begging:

36And hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant.

37And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth passed by.

38And he cried, saying, Jesus, you son of David, have mercy on me.

39And they who went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried so much the more, You son of David, have mercy on me.

40And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be brought unto him: and when he came near, he asked him,

41Saying, What will you that I shall do unto you? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight.

42And Jesus said unto him, Receive your sight: your faith has saved you.

43And immediately he received his sight, and followed him, glorifying God: and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise unto God.

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