The Holy Bible - The New King James Version - Luke
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- Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not
- Saying: "There was in a certain city a judge who did not fear God nor
- Now there was a widow in that city; and she came to him, saying, 'Get
justice for me from my adversary.'
- And he would not for a while; but afterward he said within himself,
'Though I do not fear God nor regard man,
- Yet because this widow troubles me I will avenge her, lest by her
continual coming she weary me.' "
- Then the Lord said, "Hear what the unjust judge said.
- And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him,
though He bears long with them?
- I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son
of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?"
- Also He spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they
were righteous, and despised others:
- "Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax
- The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, 'God, I thank You that I
am not like other men--extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax
- I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I possess.'
- And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his
eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, 'God, be merciful to me a
- I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the
other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles
himself will be exalted."
- Then they also brought infants to Him that He might touch them; but when
the disciples saw it, they rebuked them.
- But Jesus called them to Him and said, "Let the little children come to
Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God.
- Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a
little child will by no means enter it."
- Now a certain ruler asked Him, saying, "Good Teacher, what shall I do to
inherit eternal life?"
- So Jesus said to him, "Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One,
that is, God.
- 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.'
- And he said, "All these things I have kept from my youth."
- So when Jesus heard these things, He said to him, "You still lack one
thing. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have
treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me."
- But when he heard this, he became very sorrowful, for he was very rich.
- And when Jesus saw that he became very sorrowful, He said, "How hard it is
for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God!
- For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a
rich man to enter the kingdom of God."
- And those who heard it said, "Who then can be saved?"
- But He said, "The things which are impossible with men are possible with
- Then Peter said, "See, we have left all and followed You."
- So He said to them, "Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left
house or parents or brothers or wife or children, for the sake of the kingdom
- Who shall not receive many times more in this present time, and in the age
to come eternal life."
- Then He took the twelve aside and said to them, "Behold, we are going up
to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the
Son of Man will be accomplished.
- For He will be delivered to the Gentiles and will be mocked and insulted
and spit upon.
- They will scourge Him and kill Him. And the third day He will rise again."
- But they understood none of these things; this saying was hidden from
them, and they did not know the things which were spoken.
- Then it happened, as He was coming near Jericho, that a certain blind man
sat by the road begging.
- And hearing a multitude passing by, he asked what it meant.
- So they told him that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by.
- And he cried out, saying, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!"
- Then those who went before warned him that he should be quiet; but he
cried out all the more, "Son of David, have mercy on me!"
- So Jesus stood still and commanded him to be brought to Him. And when he
had come near, He asked him,
- Saying, "What do you want Me to do for you?" He said, "Lord, that I may
receive my sight."
- Then Jesus said to him, "Receive your sight; your faith has made you
- And immediately he received his sight, and followed Him, glorifying God.
And all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.
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