New International Version
Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.
King James Bible
And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;
Darby Bible Translation
And he spoke also a parable to them to the purport that they should always pray and not faint,
World English Bible
He also spoke a parable to them that they must always pray, and not give up,
Young's Literal Translation
And he spake also a simile to them, that it behoveth us always to pray, and not to faint,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Men ought always to pray - Therefore the plain meaning and moral of the parable are evident; viz. that as afflictions and desolations were coming on the land, and they should have need of much patience and continual fortitude, and the constant influence and protection of the Almighty, therefore they should be instant in prayer. It states, farther, that men should never cease praying for that the necessity of which God has given them to feel, till they receive a full answer to their prayers. No other meaning need be searched for in this parable: St. Luke, who perfectly knew his Master's meaning, has explained it as above.
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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).
The Charity of God
Tit. 2:06 Thoughts for Young Men
but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
and give him no rest till he establishes Jerusalem and makes her the praise of the earth.
Then Jesus said to them, "Suppose you have a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say, 'Friend, lend me three loaves of bread;
I tell you, even though he will not get up and give you the bread because of friendship, yet because of your shameless audacity he will surely get up and give you as much as you need.
2 Corinthians 4:1
Therefore, since through God's mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart.
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord's people.
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