The Bible in Its Traditions

Luke 18:1–8

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Then He spoke a parable to them, that one must always pray and not lose heart,

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saying: "A certain judge was in a certain city, who did not fear God nor have regard for men.

saying, There was in a city a judge, who feared not God, and regarded not man

There was a judge in a city, who did not fear God, and had no regard for men.

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Now there was a widow in that city; and she kept coming to him, saying, 'Give justice to me against my adversary.'

There was a widow in that city, and she used to come to him, saying, Avenge me of my accuser.

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And he did not want to for a time; but afterward he said within himself, 'although I do not fear God, nor have regard for man,

And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;

And he refused to do so for a long time. But afterwards, he said within himself: ‘Even though I do not fear God, nor respect man,

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yet because this widow bothers me I will give justice to her, lest she wear me out by forever coming to me.' "

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Then YHWH said, "Hear what the unjust judge said.

And the Lord said, Hear what the unrighteous judge saith.

Then the Lord said: “Listen to what the unjust judge said.

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And God, shall He not execute justice for His own elect, who cry out day and night to Him, and yet He is patient with them?

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I tell you that He will execute justice for them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?"

I say to you, he will avenge them promptly. But when the Son of man comes, will he find faith on the earth?