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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CommentaryClarke'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!
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
that they were righteous. or, as being righteous. and despised.
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
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.
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.
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.
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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