Parables on Prayer

18 Now He was telling them a parable to show that at all times they (A)ought to pray and not to (B)lose heart, saying, “In a certain city there was a judge who did not fear God and did not (C)respect man. There was a widow in that city, and she kept coming to him, saying, ‘[a]Give me legal protection from my opponent.’ For a while he was unwilling; but afterward he said to himself, ‘Even though I do not fear God nor (D)respect man, yet (E)because this widow bothers me, I will [b]give her legal protection, otherwise by continually coming she will [c](F)wear me out.’” And (G)the Lord said, “Hear what the unrighteous judge *said; now, will not God (H)bring about justice for His (I)elect who cry to Him day and night, [d]and will He (J)delay long over them? I tell you that He will bring about justice for them quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, (K)will He find [e]faith on the earth?”

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  1. Luke 18:3 Lit Do me justice
  2. Luke 18:5 Lit do her justice
  3. Luke 18:5 Lit hit me under the eye
  4. Luke 18:7 Or and yet He is very patient toward them
  5. Luke 18:8 Lit the faith

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