he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men
ought always to pray, and not to faint;
18:2 Saying, There was in a city a judge, which
feared not God, neither regarded man:
18:3 And there was a widow in that city; and she
came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.
18:4 And he would not for a while: but afterward he
said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor
18:5 Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will
avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary
18:6 And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge
18:7 And shall not God avenge his own elect, which
cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with
18:8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily.
Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he
find faith on the earth?
18:9 And he spake this parable unto certain which
trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and
18:10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the
one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.
18:11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with
himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other
men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even
as this publican.
18:12 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all
that I possess.
18:13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not
lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote
upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a
18:14 I tell you, this man went down to his house
justified rather than the other: for every one that
exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that
humbleth himself shall be exalted.
18:15 And they brought unto him also infants, that
he would touch them: but when his disciples saw it,
they rebuked them.
18:16 But Jesus called them unto him, and said,
Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid
them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
18:17 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not
receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall
in no wise enter therein.
18:18 And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good
Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
18:19 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me
good? none is good, save one, that is, God.
18:20 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit
adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear
false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother.
18:21 And he said, All these have I kept from my
18:22 Now when Jesus heard these things, he said
unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that
thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou
shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.
18:23 And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful:
for he was very rich.
18:24 And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful,
he said, How hardly shall they that have riches
enter into the kingdom of God!
18:25 For it is easier for a camel to go through a
needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the
kingdom of God.
18:26 And they that heard it said, Who then can be
18:27 And he said, The things which are impossible
with men are possible with God.
18:28 Then Peter said, Lo, we have left all, and
18:29 And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you,
There is no man that hath left house, or parents, or
brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of
18:30 Who shall not receive manifold more in this
present time, and in the world to come life
18:31 Then he took unto him the twelve, and said
unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all
things that are written by the prophets concerning
the Son of man shall be accomplished.
18:32 For he shall be delivered unto the Gentiles,
and shall be mocked, and spitefully entreated, and
18:33 And they shall scourge him, and put him to
death: and the third day he shall rise again.
18:34 And they understood none of these things: and
this saying was hid from them, neither knew they the
things which were spoken.
18:35 And it came to pass, that as he was come nigh
unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way
18:36 And hearing the multitude pass by, he asked
what it meant.
18:37 And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth
18:38 And he cried, saying, Jesus, thou son of
David, have mercy on me.
18:39 And they which went before rebuked him, that
he should hold his peace: but he cried so much the
more, Thou son of David, have mercy on me.
18:40 And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be
brought unto him: and when he was come near, he
18:41 Saying, What wilt thou that I shall do unto
thee? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my
18:42 And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight:
thy faith hath saved thee.
18:43 And immediately he received his sight, and
followed him, glorifying God: and all the people,
when they saw it, gave praise unto God.
The Book of Luke, Verses of Chapter 18