New International Version
"For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, 'Even though I don't fear God or care what people think,
King James Bible
And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;
Darby Bible Translation
And he would not for a time; but afterwards he said within himself, If even I fear not God and respect not man,
World English Bible
He wouldn't for a while, but afterward he said to himself, 'Though I neither fear God, nor respect man,
Young's Literal Translation
and he would not for a time, but after these things he said in himself, Even if God I do not fear, and man do not regard,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He said within himself - How many actions which appear good have neither the love of God, nor that of our neighbor, but only self-love of the basest kind, for their principle and motive!
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryJune 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).
The Charity of God
Tit. 2:06 Thoughts for Young Men
He said: "In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared what people thought.
And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, 'Grant me justice against my adversary.'
"Then the owner of the vineyard said, 'What shall I do? I will send my son, whom I love; perhaps they will respect him.'
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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