Luke 18:6
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New International Version
And the Lord said, "Listen to what the unjust judge says.

New Living Translation
Then the Lord said, "Learn a lesson from this unjust judge.

English Standard Version
And the Lord said, “Hear what the unrighteous judge says.

New American Standard Bible
And the Lord said, "Hear what the unrighteous judge said;

King James Bible
And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the Lord said, "Listen to what the unjust judge says.

International Standard Version
Then the Lord added, "Listen to what the unrighteous judge says.

NET Bible
And the Lord said, "Listen to what the unrighteous judge says!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And our Lord said, “Hear what the evil judge said.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Lord added, "Pay attention to what the dishonest judge thought.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge says.

King James 2000 Bible
And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge said.

American King James Version
And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge said.

American Standard Version
And the Lord said, Hear what the unrighteous judge saith.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord said: Hear what the unjust judge saith.

Darby Bible Translation
And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge says.

English Revised Version
And the Lord said, Hear what the unrighteous judge saith.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith.

Weymouth New Testament
And the Lord said, "Hear those words of the unjust judge.

World English Bible
The Lord said, "Listen to what the unrighteous judge says.

Young's Literal Translation
And the Lord said, 'Hear ye what the unrighteous judge saith:
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Matthew Henry's Concise 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.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And the Lord said,.... The Lord Jesus Christ, who delivered out this parable to his disciples:

hear what the unjust judge saith; and take encouragement from hence to be frequent and importunate in prayer with God; for if such a cruel, merciless, and unjust judge is to be wrought upon by importunity to do justice, who has no principle to influence him, how much more will not God, who is a just judge, the judge of widows, and of the oppressed, a God of great mercy and compassion, who delights in the prayers of his people, knows their cases, and is able to help them, and who has an interest in them, and they in him? how much more will not he regard their importunate requests, and arise, and save them much such like reasoning this is used by the Jews:

"says R. Simeon ben Chelphetha, an impudent man overcomes a good man, or a modest man, (by his importunity,) how much more the goodness of the world itself (q)?''

that is, how much more will a man, by his continual prayer, prevail with God, who is goodness itself? And they have another saying (r), that agrees with this:

"says R. Nachman, impudence (i.e. importunity) even against God is profitable.''

The application of this parable follows:

(q) T. Hieros. Taaniot, fol. 65. 2.((r) T. Bab. Sanhedrin, fol. 105. 1.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

6-8. the Lord—a name expressive of the authoritative style in which He interprets His own parable.

Luke 18:6 Additional Commentaries
Context
Parable of the Persistent Widow
5yet because this widow bothers me, I will give her legal protection, otherwise by continually coming she will wear me out.'" 6And the Lord said, "Hear what the unrighteous judge said; 7now, will not God bring about justice for His elect who cry to Him day and night, and will He delay long over them?…
Cross References
Matthew 5:45
that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.

Luke 7:13
When the Lord saw her, his heart went out to her and he said, "Don't cry."

Luke 7:19
he sent them to the Lord to ask, "Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?"

James 2:4
have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?
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