Luke 18:3
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New International Version
And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, 'Grant me justice against my adversary.'

New Living Translation
A widow of that city came to him repeatedly, saying, 'Give me justice in this dispute with my enemy.'

English Standard Version
And there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Give me justice against my adversary.’

Berean Study Bible
And there was a widow in that town who kept appealing to him, 'Give me justice against my adversary.'

Berean Literal Bible
And there was a widow in that city, and she was coming to him, saying, 'Avenge me of my adversary.'

New American Standard Bible
"There was a widow in that city, and she kept coming to him, saying, 'Give me legal protection from my opponent.'

King James Bible
And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And a widow in that town kept coming to him, saying, Give me justice against my adversary.'

International Standard Version
In that city there was also a widow who kept coming to him and saying, 'Grant me justice against my adversary.'

NET Bible
There was also a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, 'Give me justice against my adversary.'

New Heart English Bible
A widow was in that city, and she often came to him, saying, 'Give me justice against my adversary.'

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“There was a certain widow in that city, and she was coming to him and saying, 'Vindicate me of my legal adversary.' “

GOD'S WORD® Translation
In that city there was also a widow who kept coming to him and saying, 'Give me justice.'

New American Standard 1977
“And there was a widow in that city, and she kept coming to him, saying, ‘Give me legal protection from my opponent.’

Jubilee Bible 2000
and there was a widow in that city, and she came unto him, saying, Defend me from my adversary.

King James 2000 Bible
And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of my adversary.

American King James Version
And there was a widow in that city; and she came to him, saying, Avenge me of my adversary.

American Standard Version
and there was a widow in that city; and she came oft unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And there was a certain widow in that city, and she came to him, saying: Avenge me of my adversary.

Darby Bible Translation
and there was a widow in that city, and she came to him, saying, Avenge me of mine adverse party.

English Revised Version
and there was a widow in that city; and she came oft unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.

Webster's Bible Translation
And there was a widow in that city; and she came to him, saying, Avenge me of my adversary.

Weymouth New Testament
And in the same town was a widow who repeatedly came and entreated him, saying, "'Give me justice and stop my oppressor.'

World English Bible
A widow was in that city, and she often came to him, saying, 'Defend me from my adversary!'

Young's Literal Translation
and a widow was in that city, and she was coming unto him, saying, Do me justice on my opponent,
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
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.’ 4For a while he refused, but later he said to himself, ‘Even though I do not fear God or respect men,…
Cross References
Matthew 5:25
Reconcile quickly with your adversary, while you are still on the way to court. Otherwise he may hand you over to the judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be thrown into prison.

Luke 18:2
"In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected men.

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 18:5
yet because this widow keeps pestering me, I will give her justice. Then she will stop wearing me out with her perpetual requests.'"
Treasury of Scripture

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

a widow.

Deuteronomy 27:19 Cursed be he that perverts the judgment of the stranger, fatherless, …

2 Samuel 14:5 And the king said to her, What ails you? And she answered, I am indeed …

Job 22:9 You have sent widows away empty, and the arms of the fatherless have …

Job 29:13 The blessing of him that was ready to perish came on me: and I caused …

Isaiah 1:17,21-23 Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the …

Jeremiah 5:28 They are waxen fat, they shine: yes, they overpass the deeds of the …

Avenge.

Luke 18:7,8 And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night to …

Romans 13:3,4 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Will …

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