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18:1 And 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 regard man;
18:5 Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest
by her continual coming she weary me.
18:6 And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith.
18:7 And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and
night unto him, though he bear long with them?
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 despised others:
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 sinner.
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 youth up.
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
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
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 saved?
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 followed thee.
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 God's sake,
18:30 Who shall not receive manifold more in this present time, and
in the world to come life everlasting.
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 spitted on:
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 side begging:
18:36 And hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant.
18:37 And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth passeth by.
18:38 And he cried, saying, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on
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 asked him,
18:41 Saying, What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee? And he said,
Lord, that I may receive my sight.
18:42 And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight: thy faith hath
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.
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