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:

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

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:

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:

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Despised - Εξουθενουντας, Disdained, made nothing of others, treated them with sovereign contempt. Our Lord grants that the Pharisees made clean the outside: but, alas! what pride, vain glory, and contempt for others, were lodged within!

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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 you, neither transgressed I at any time your commandment...

Luke 16:15 And he said to them, You are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knows your hearts...

Proverbs 30:12 There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.

Isaiah 65:5 Which say, Stand by yourself, come not near to me; for I am holier than you. These are a smoke in my nose...

Isaiah 66:5 Hear the word of the LORD, you that tremble at his word; Your brothers that hated you, that cast you out for my name's sake, said...

John 9:28,34 Then they reviled him, and said, You are his disciple; but we are Moses' disciples...

Romans 7:9 For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died.

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

Romans 10:3 For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness...

Philippians 3:4-6 Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinks that he has whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more...

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, that I am not as other men are, extortionists, unjust, adulterers...

Luke 7:39 Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, he spoke within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet...

Luke 15:2,30 And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receives sinners, and eats with them...

Luke 19:7 And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner.

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 are a Samaritan, and have a devil?

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?...

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
Isaiah 65:5
who say, 'Keep away; don't come near me, for I am too sacred for you!' Such people are smoke in my nostrils, a fire that keeps burning all day.

Luke 16:15
He said to them, "You are the ones who justify yourselves in the eyes of others, but God knows your hearts. What people value highly is detestable in God's sight.

Romans 14:3
The one who eats everything must not treat with contempt the one who does not, and the one who does not eat everything must not judge the one who does, for God has accepted them.

Romans 14:10
You, then, why do you judge your brother or sister? Or why do you treat them with contempt? For we will all stand before God's judgment seat.

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