Chapter 18Luke

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1 And he spake a parable to them to the end that they :ought always to pray, and not to faint; 2 saying, In a certain city was a certain judge, who feared not :God, and regarded not man: 3 and a widow was in that :city; and she would be coming unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine :adversary. 4 And he would not for a time: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not :God, nor regard man, 5 yet because this :widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest she wear me out by her continual coming. 6 And the Lord said, Hear what the judge of :unrighteousness saith. 7 And shall not :God avenge his :elect, that cry to him day and night, and he long-suffering over them? 8 I say unto you, that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of :man cometh, shall he really find the faith on the earth?
 
9 And he spake also this :parable unto certain who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and set the rest at nought: 10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. 11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, :God, I thank thee, that I am not as the rest of :men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this :publican. 12 I fast twice a week, tithe all that I get. 13 But the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his :eyes unto :heaven, but smote his own :breast, saying, :God, be merciful to me the sinner. 14 I say to you, This one went down unto his :house justified rather than that one: because every one that exalteth himself shall be humbled; but who humbleth himself shall be exalted.

15 And they were bringing to him also their babes, that he touch them: but the disciples, seeing it, rebuked them. 16 But :Jesus called the[m] babes unto him, saying, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and hinder them not: for of such is the kingdom of :God. 17 Amen I say unto you, Whoso shall not receive the kingdom of :God as a little child, shall in nowise enter therein.

18 And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? 19 And :Jesus said to him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, :God. 20 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Kill not, Steal not, Bear no false witness, Honor thy :father and :mother. 21 And he said, All these have I observed from my youth. 22 And when :Jesus heard it, he said to him, One thing thou lackest yet: sell all that thou hast, and distribute to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in the heavens, and come, follow me. 23 But when he heard these things, he became exceeding sorrowful; for he was very rich. 24 And :Jesus seeing him said, How hardly shall they that have possessions enter into the kingdom of :God! 25 For it is easier for a camel to enter in through a needle’s eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of :God. 26 And they that heard it said, And who can be saved? 27 But he said, The things impossible with men are possible with :God. 28 And :Peter said, Lo, we have left our :own, and followed thee. 29 And he said to them, Amen I say unto you that there is none that hath left house, or wife, or brethren, or parents, or children, for the kingdom of :God’s sake, 30 who shall not receive manifold more in this :season, and in the age to :come eternal life.
 
31 And he took to him the twelve, and said to them, Lo, we go up to Jerusalem, and all the things written through the prophets shall be accomplished to the Son of :man. 32 For he shall be delivered up to the nations, and shall be mocked, and shamefully treated, and spit upon: 33 and they shall scourge and kill him: and the third :day he shall rise again. 34 And THEY understood none of these things; and this :saying was hid from them, and they perceived not the things said.
 
35 And it came to pass, as he :drew nigh unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the wayside begging: 36 and hearing a crowd going by, he inquired what this be. 37 And they reported to him, that :Jesus the Nazorean passeth by. 38 And he cried, saying, Jesus, David’s son, have mercy on me. 39 And they that went before rebuked him, that he should keep still: but he cried out all the more, David’s son, have mercy on me. 40 And :Jesus stopped, and commanded him to be brought unto him: and when he approached, he asked him, 41 What wilt thou I should do to thee? And he said, Lord, that I look up. 42 And :Jesus said to him, Look up: thy :faith hath made thee whole. 43 And immediately he looked up, and followed him, glorifying :God: and all the people seeing it gave praise to :God.

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