Luke 18:1
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New International Version
Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.

New Living Translation
One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up.

English Standard Version
And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart.

Berean Study Bible
Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray at all times and not lose heart:

Berean Literal Bible
And He was speaking to them a parable about the way it behooves them always to pray and not to lose heart,

New American Standard Bible
Now He was telling them a parable to show that at all times they ought to pray and not to lose heart,

King James Bible
And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He then told them a parable on the need for them to pray always and not become discouraged:

International Standard Version
Jesus told his disciples a parable about their need to pray all the time and never give up.

NET Bible
Then Jesus told them a parable to show them they should always pray and not lose heart.

New Heart English Bible
He also spoke a parable to them that they must always pray, and not give up,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He told them also a parable that they should pray at all times and they should not grow weary:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus used this illustration with his disciples to show them that they need to pray all the time and never give up.

New American Standard 1977
Now He was telling them a parable to show that at all times they ought to pray and not to lose heart,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he spoke a parable unto them to this end, that it behooves us always to pray and not faint,

King James 2000 Bible
And he spoke a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;

American King James Version
And he spoke a parable to them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;

American Standard Version
And he spake a parable unto them to the end that they ought always to pray, and not to faint;

Douay-Rheims Bible
AND he spoke also a parable to them, that we ought always to pray, and not to faint,

Darby Bible Translation
And he spoke also a parable to them to the purport that they should always pray and not faint,

English Revised Version
And he spake a parable unto them to the end that they ought always to pray, and not to faint;

Webster's Bible Translation
And he spoke a parable to them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;

Weymouth New Testament
He also taught them by a parable that they must always pray and never lose heart.

World English Bible
He also spoke a parable to them that they must always pray, and not give up,

Young's Literal Translation
And he spake also a simile to them, that it behoveth us always to pray, and not to faint,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
18:1-8 All God's people are praying people. Here earnest steadiness in prayer for spiritual mercies is taught. The widow's earnestness prevailed even with the unjust judge: she might fear lest it should set him more against her; but our earnest prayer is pleasing to our God. Even to the end there will still be ground for the same complaint of weakness of faith.
Study Bible
The Persistent Widow
1Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray at all times and not lose heart: 2“In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected men.…
Cross References
Isaiah 40:31
Yet those who wait for the LORD Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.

Isaiah 62:7
And give Him no rest until He establishes And makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth.

Luke 11:5
Then Jesus said to them, "Suppose one of you goes to his friend at midnight and says, 'Friend, lend me three loaves of bread,

Luke 11:8
I tell you, even though he will not get up to provide for him because of his friendship, yet because of the man's persistence, he will get up and give him as much as he needs.

2 Corinthians 4:1
Therefore, since we have this ministry through the mercy of God, we do not lose heart.

Ephesians 6:18
Pray in the Spirit at all times, with every kind of prayer and petition. To this end, stay alert with all perseverance in your prayers for all the saints.
Treasury of Scripture

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

that.

Luke 11:5-8 And he said to them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall …

Luke 21:36 Watch you therefore, and pray always, that you may be accounted worthy …

Genesis 32:9-12,24-26 And Jacob said, O God of my father Abraham, and God of my father …

Job 27:8-10 For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he has gained, when …

Psalm 55:16,17 As for me, I will call on God; and the LORD shall save me…

Psalm 65:2 O you that hear prayer, to you shall all flesh come.

Psalm 86:3 Be merciful to me, O Lord: for I cry to you daily.

Psalm 102:17 He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.

Psalm 142:5-7 I cried to you, O LORD: I said, You are my refuge and my portion …

Jeremiah 29:12 Then shall you call on me, and you shall go and pray to me, and I …

Romans 12:12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;

Ephesians 6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit…

Philippians 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication …

Colossians 4:2,12 Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving…

1 Thessalonians 5:17 Pray without ceasing.

and not.

Psalm 27:13 I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD …

Jonah 2:7 When my soul fainted within me I remembered the LORD: and my prayer …

Galatians 6:9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall …

Hebrews 12:3-5 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against …

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