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Luke Chapter 18
Luke 18:1 And He spoke a parable to them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not lose heart;
Luke 18:2 saying, there was in a city a judge, who feared not God, neither regarded man:
Luke 18:3 and there was a widow in that city; and she came to him, saying, Avenge me of my adversary.
Luke 18:4 And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, though I fear not God, nor regard man;
Luke 18:5 yet because this widow troubles me, I will avenge her, unless by her continual coming she wearies me.
Luke 18:6 Then the Lord said, hear what the unjust judge says.
Luke 18:7 And will not God avenge his own elect, who cry day and night to Him, though He bears long with them?
Luke 18:8 I tell you that He will avenge them soon. Nevertheless when the Son of man comes, will he find that kind of faith on the land?
Luke 18:9 Also He spoke this parable to certain who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:
Luke 18:10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a tax collector.
Luke 18:11 The Pharisee stood and prayed so with himself, God, I thank you, that I am not as other men are, extortionists, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector.
Luke 18:12 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.
Luke 18:13 But the tax collector, standing far off, would not lift up so much as his eyes to heaven, but beat on his chest, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
Luke 18:14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for everyone that exalts himself will be humbled; and he that humbles himself will be exalted.
Luke 18:15 And they brought to Him also infants, that He would touch them: but when his disciples saw it, they rebuked them.
Luke 18:16 But Jesus called them to Him, and said, permit little children to come to Me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
Luke 18:17 Truthfully I say to you, whoever will not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will in no way enter into it.
Luke 18:18 Then a certain ruler asked him, and said, good Master, what should I do to inherit infinite life?
Luke 18:19 And Jesus said to him, why do you call Me good? No one is good, except one, that is, God.
Luke 18:20 You know the commandments, do not commit adultery, do not murder, do not steal, do not bear false witness, honor your father and your mother.
Luke 18:21 So he said, all these have I kept from my youth up.
Luke 18:22 Now when Jesus heard these things, He said to him, yet lack you one thing: sell all that you have, and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven: and come, follow Me.
Luke 18:23 And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for he was very rich.
Luke 18:24 So when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, He said, how hard it is for those that have riches to enter into the kingdom of God!
Luke 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.
Luke 18:26 And they that heard it said, who then can be saved?
Luke 18:27 And He said, the things which are impossible with men are possible with God.
Luke 18:28 Then Peter said, look, we have left all and followed You.
Luke 18:29 And He said to them, truthfully I say to you, there is no man that has left house, or parents, or brothers, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God’s sake,
Luke 18:30 who will not receive manifold more in this opportune time, and in the New Covenant Age to come, life infinitely.
Luke 18:31 Then He gathered to Him the twelve, and said to them, behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man will be fulfilled.
Luke 18:32 For He will be delivered to the people, and will be mocked, and spitefully treated, and spit on:
Luke 18:33 and they will whip Him, and put Him to death: and the third day He will rise again.
Luke 18:34 And they understood none of these things: and this saying was hidden from them, neither knew they the things which were spoken.
Luke 18:35 And it came to pass, that as He was come close to Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the wayside begging:
Luke 18:36 for hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant.
Luke 18:37 So they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth passes by.
Luke 18:38 Then he cried, saying, Jesus, You Son of David, have mercy on me!
Luke 18:39 They who went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried so much the more, You Son of David, have mercy on me!
Luke 18:40 So Jesus stood, and commanded him to be brought to Him: and when he had come near, He asked him, and
Luke 18:41 said; what do you want Me to do for you? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight.
Luke 18:42 And Jesus said to him, receive your sight: your faith has saved you.
Luke 18:43 Immediately he received his sight, and followed Him, glorifying God: and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God!