Luke 18:9
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New International Version
To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable:

New Living Translation
Then Jesus told this story to some who had great confidence in their own righteousness and scorned everyone else:

English Standard Version
He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt:

Berean Study Bible
To some who trusted in their own righteousness and viewed others with contempt, He also told this parable:

Berean Literal Bible
And He also spoke this parable to some trusting in themselves that they are righteous, and despising others:

New American Standard Bible
And He also told this parable to some people who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and viewed others with contempt:

King James Bible
And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and looked down on everyone else:

International Standard Version
Jesus also told this parable to some people who trusted in themselves, thinking they were righteous, but who looked down on everyone else:

NET Bible
Jesus also told this parable to some who were confident that they were righteous and looked down on everyone else.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he told this parable against those men who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and they held contempt for everyone:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus also used this illustration with some who were sure that God approved of them while they looked down on everyone else.

New American Standard 1977
And He also told this parable to certain ones who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and viewed others with contempt:

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he spoke this parable unto some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and despised others:

King James 2000 Bible
And he spoke this parable unto certain who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:

American King James Version
And he spoke this parable to certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:

American Standard Version
And he spake also this parable unto certain who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and set all others at nought:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And to some who trusted in themselves as just, and despised others, he spoke also this parable:

Darby Bible Translation
And he spoke also to some, who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and made nothing of all the rest [of men], this parable:

English Revised Version
And he spake also this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and set all others at nought:

Webster's Bible Translation
And he spoke this parable to certain who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:

Weymouth New Testament
And to some who relied on themselves as being righteous men, and looked down upon all others, He addressed this parable.

World English Bible
He spoke also this parable to certain people who were convinced of their own righteousness, and who despised all others.

Young's Literal Translation
And he spake also unto certain who have been trusting in themselves that they were righteous, and have been despising the rest, this simile:
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
18:9-14 This parable was to convince some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others. God sees with what disposition and design we come to him in holy ordinances. What the Pharisee said, shows that he trusted to himself that he was righteous. We may suppose he was free from gross and scandalous sins. All this was very well and commendable. Miserable is the condition of those who come short of the righteousness of this Pharisee, yet he was not accepted; and why not? He went up to the temple to pray, but was full of himself and his own goodness; the favour and grace of God he did not think worth asking. Let us beware of presenting proud devotions to the Lord, and of despising others. The publican's address to God was full of humility, and of repentance for sin, and desire toward God. His prayer was short, but to the purpose; God be merciful to me a sinner. Blessed be God, that we have this short prayer upon record, as an answered prayer; and that we are sure that he who prayed it, went to his house justified; for so shall we be, if we pray it, as he did, through Jesus Christ. He owned himself a sinner by nature, by practice, guilty before God. He had no dependence but upon the mercy of God; upon that alone he relied. And God's glory is to resist the proud, and give grace to the humble. Justification is of God in Christ; therefore the self-condemned, and not the self-righteous, are justified before God.
Study Bible
The Pharisee and Tax Collector
8I tell you, He will promptly carry out justice on their behalf. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on earth?” 9To some who trusted in their own righteousness and viewed others with contempt, He also told this parable: 10“Two men went up to the temple to pray. One was a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.…
Cross References
Isaiah 65:5
"Who say, 'Keep to yourself, do not come near me, For I am holier than you!' These are smoke in My nostrils, A fire that burns all the day.

Luke 16:15
So He said to them, "You are the ones who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is prized among men is detestable before God.

Romans 14:3
The one who eats everything must not belittle the one who does not, and the one who does not eat everything must not judge the one who does, for God has accepted him.

Romans 14:10
Why, then, do you judge your brother? Or why do you belittle your brother? For we will all stand before God's judgment seat.
Treasury of Scripture

And he spoke this parable to certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:

which.

Luke 10:29 But he, willing to justify himself, said to Jesus, And who is my neighbor?

Luke 15:29 And he answering said to his father, See, these many years do I serve …

Luke 16:15 And he said to them, You are they which justify yourselves before …

Proverbs 30:12 There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is …

Isaiah 65:5 Which say, Stand by yourself, come not near to me; for I am holier …

Isaiah 66:5 Hear the word of the LORD, you that tremble at his word; Your brothers …

John 9:28,34 Then they reviled him, and said, You are his disciple; but we are …

Romans 7:9 For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, …

Romans 9:31,32 But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, has not …

Romans 10:3 For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to …

Philippians 3:4-6 Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man …

that they were righteous. or, as being righteous. and despised.

Luke 18:11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank you, …

Luke 7:39 Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, he spoke within …

Luke 15:2,30 And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receives …

Luke 19:7 And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone …

John 7:47-49 Then answered them the Pharisees, Are you also deceived…

John 8:48 Then answered the Jews, and said to him, Say we not well that you …

Acts 22:21 And he said to me, Depart: for I will send you far hence to the Gentiles.

Romans 14:10 But why do you judge your brother? or why do you set at nothing your brother?…

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