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

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

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

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

A judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man - It is no wonder that our Lord calls this person an unrighteous judge, Luke 18:6. No person is worthy to be put in the sacred office of a judge who does not deeply fear God, and tenderly respect his fellow creatures. Because this person feared not God, he paid no attention to the calls of justice; and because he respected not man, he was unmoved at the complaint of the widow. Even among the heathens this was the character of a man totally abandoned to all evil. So Dion Cassius says of Vitellius, that he neither regarded gods nor men - ουτε των ανθρωπων, ουτε των θεων εφροντιζεν.

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city. Gr. certain city. which.

Luke 18:4 And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;

Exodus 18:21,22 Moreover you shall provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness...

2 Chronicles 19:3-9 Nevertheless there are good things found in you, in that you have taken away the groves out of the land...

Job 29:7-17 When I went out to the gate through the city, when I prepared my seat in the street!...

Psalm 8:1-4 O LORD, our Lord, how excellent is your name in all the earth! who have set your glory above the heavens...

Jeremiah 22:16,17 He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well with him: was not this to know me? said the LORD...

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

Micah 3:1-3 And I said, Hear, I pray you, O heads of Jacob, and you princes of the house of Israel; Is it not for you to know judgment...

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 not to know it.

Isaiah 33:8 The highways lie waste, the wayfaring man ceases: he has broken the covenant, he has despised the cities, he regards no man.

Library
June 7 Morning
Men ought always to pray, and not to faint.--LUKE 18:1. Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves; for a friend of mine in his journey is come to me and I have nothing to set before him? And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee. I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

July 14. "Men Ought Always to Pray" (Luke xviii. 1).
"Men ought always to pray" (Luke xviii. 1). Let this be a day of prayer. Let us see that our highest ministry and power is to deal with God for men. Let us be obedient to all the Holy Spirit's voices of prayer in us. Let us count every pressure a call to prayer. Let us cherish the spirit of unceasing prayer and abiding communion. Let us learn the meaning of the ministry of prayer. Let us reach persons this day we cannot reach in person; let us expect results that we have never dared to claim before;
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

The Charity of God
(Quinquagesima Sunday.) LUKE xviii. 31, 32, 33. All things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished. For he shall be delivered unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spitted on: and they shall scourge him and put him to death; and the third day he shall rise again. This is a solemn text, a solemn Gospel; but it is not its solemnity which I wish to speak of this morning, but this--What has it to do with the Epistle, and with
Charles Kingsley—The Good News of God

Tit. 2:06 Thoughts for Young Men
WHEN St. Paul wrote his Epistle to Titus about his duty as a minister, he mentioned young men as a class requiring peculiar attention. After speaking of aged men and aged women, and young women, he adds this pithy advice, "Young men likewise exhort to be sober-minded" (Tit. 2:6). I am going to follow the Apostle's advice. I propose to offer a few words of friendly exhortation to young men. I am growing old myself, but there are few things I remember so well as the days of my youth. I have a most
John Charles Ryle—The Upper Room: Being a Few Truths for the Times

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

Luke 18:4
"For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, 'Even though I don't fear God or care what people think,

Luke 20:13
"Then the owner of the vineyard said, 'What shall I do? I will send my son, whom I love; perhaps they will respect him.'

Hebrews 12:9
Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of spirits and live!

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