Luke 18:2
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New International Version
He said: "In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared what people thought.

New Living Translation
"There was a judge in a certain city," he said, "who neither feared God nor cared about people.

English Standard Version
He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected man.

Berean Study Bible
"In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected men.

Berean Literal Bible
saying, "In a certain city, there was a certain judge, not fearing God, and not respecting man.

New American Standard Bible
saying, "In a certain city there was a judge who did not fear God and did not respect man.

King James Bible
Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"There was a judge in a certain town who didn't fear God or respect man.

International Standard Version
He said, "In a city there was a judge who didn't fear God or respect people.

NET Bible
He said, "In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected people.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“There was in one city a certain judge who did not worship God and did not honor the children of men.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He said, "In a city there was a judge who didn't fear God or respect people.

New American Standard 1977
saying, “There was in a certain city a judge who did not fear God, and did not respect man.

Jubilee Bible 2000
saying, There was in a city a judge who did not fear God nor regard man;

King James 2000 Bible
Saying, There was in a city a judge, who feared not God, neither regarded man:

American King James Version
Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man:

American Standard Version
saying, There was in a city a judge, who feared not God, and regarded not man:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Saying: There was a judge in a certain city, who feared not God, nor regarded man.

Darby Bible Translation
saying, There was a judge in a city, not fearing God and not respecting man:

English Revised Version
saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, and regarded not man:

Webster's Bible Translation
Saying, There was in a city a judge, who feared not God, neither regarded man.

Weymouth New Testament
"In a certain town," He said, "there was a judge who had no fear of God and no respect for man.

World English Bible
saying, "There was a judge in a certain city who didn't fear God, and didn't respect man.

Young's Literal Translation
saying, 'A certain judge was in a certain city -- God he is not fearing, and man he is not regarding --
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. 3And there was a widow in that town who kept appealing to him, ‘Give me justice against my adversary.’…
Cross References
Luke 18:3
And there was a widow in that town who kept appealing to him, 'Give me justice against my adversary.'

Luke 18:4
For a while he refused, but later he said to himself, 'Even though I do not fear God or respect men,

Luke 20:13
What shall I do?' asked the owner of the vineyard. 'I will send my beloved son. Perhaps they will respect him.'

Hebrews 12:9
Furthermore, we have all had earthly fathers who disciplined us, and we respected them. Should we not much more submit to the Father of our spirits and live?
Treasury of Scripture

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

city. Gr. certain city. which.

Luke 18:4 And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, …

Exodus 18:21,22 Moreover you shall provide out of all the people able men, such as …

2 Chronicles 19:3-9 Nevertheless there are good things found in you, in that you have …

Job 29:7-17 When I went out to the gate through the city, when I prepared my …

Psalm 8:1-4 O LORD, our Lord, how excellent is your name in all the earth! who …

Jeremiah 22:16,17 He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well with …

Ezekiel 22:6-8 Behold, the princes of Israel, every one were in you to their power …

Micah 3:1-3 And I said, Hear, I pray you, O heads of Jacob, and you princes of …

Romans 3:14-18 Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness…

regarded.

Proverbs 29:7 The righteous considers the cause of the poor: but the wicked regards …

Isaiah 33:8 The highways lie waste, the wayfaring man ceases: he has broken the …

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