Luke 18:9
Parallel Verses
New Living Translation
Then Jesus told this story to some who had great confidence in their own righteousness and scorned everyone else:

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:

Luke 18:9 Parallel
Commentary
Wesley's Notes on the Bible

18:9 He spake this parable - Not to hypocrites; the Pharisee here mentioned was no hypocrite, no more than an outward adulterer: but he sincerely trusted in himself that he was righteous, and accordingly told God so, in the prayer which none but God heard.

Luke 18:9 Parallel Commentaries

Library
The Man that Stopped Jesus
'And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be brought unto Him: and when he was come near, He asked him, 41. Saying, What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee?'--LUKE xviii. 40-41. This story of the man that stopped Christ is told by the three 'Synoptic' Evangelists, and it derives a special value from having occurred within a week of the Crucifixion. You remember how graphically Mark tells how the blind man hears who is passing and immediately begins to cry with a loud voice to Christ to have mercy upon
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture

September the Fourteenth the Sense of Want
"This man went down to his house justified rather than the other." --LUKE xviii. 9-14. The Master sets the Pharisee and publican in contrast, and His judgment goes against the man who has made some progress in moral attainments, and favours the man who has no victories to show, but only a hunger for victory. The dissatisfied sinner is preferred to the self-satisfied saint. The Pharisee had gained an inch, but had lost his sense of the continent. The publican had not pegged out an inch of moral
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year

On the Words of the Gospel, Luke xviii. 1,"They Ought Always to Pray, and not to Faint," Etc. And on the Two who Went up Into
1. The lesson of the Holy Gospel builds us up unto the duty of praying and believing, and of not putting our trust in ourselves, but in the Lord. What greater encouragement to prayer than the parable which is proposed to us of the unjust judge? For an unjust judge, who feared not God, nor regarded man, yet gave ear to a widow who besought him, overcome by her importunity, not inclined thereto by kindness. [3531] If he then heard her prayer, who hated to be asked, how must He hear who exhorts us to
Saint Augustine—sermons on selected lessons of the new testament

Confession and Absolution
I. Brethren, let us imitate the publican, first of all in his CONFESSION. There has been a great deal of public excitement during the last few weeks and months about the confessional. As for that matter, it is perhaps a mercy that the outward and visible sign of Popery in the Church of England has discovered to its sincere friends the inward and spiritual evil which had long been lurking there. We need not imagine that the confessional, or priestcraft, of which it is merely an offshoot, in the Church
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 4: 1858

Cross References
Isaiah 65:5
Yet they say to each other, 'Don't come too close or you will defile me! I am holier than you!' These people are a stench in my nostrils, an acrid smell that never goes away.

Luke 16:15
Then he said to them, "You like to appear righteous in public, but God knows your hearts. What this world honors is detestable in the sight of God.

Romans 14:3
Those who feel free to eat anything must not look down on those who don't. And those who don't eat certain foods must not condemn those who do, for God has accepted them.

Romans 14:10
So why do you condemn another believer? Why do you look down on another believer? Remember, we will all stand before the judgment seat of God.

Jump to Previous
Addressed Contempt Convinced Despised Good Low Nought Opinion Others Parable Relied Righteous Righteousness Story Themselves Trusted Viewed
Jump to Next
Addressed Contempt Convinced Despised Good Low Nought Opinion Others Parable Relied Righteous Righteousness Story Themselves Trusted Viewed
Links
Luke 18:9 NIV
Luke 18:9 NLT
Luke 18:9 ESV
Luke 18:9 NASB
Luke 18:9 KJV

Luke 18:9 Bible Apps
Luke 18:9 Biblia Paralela
Luke 18:9 Chinese Bible
Luke 18:9 French Bible
Luke 18:9 German Bible

Luke 18:9 Commentaries

Bible Hub
Luke 18:8
Top of Page
Top of Page