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The Persistent Widow
The Persistent Widow (Luke 18:1 - Luke 18:8)
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?
 
The Pharisee and the Tax Collector (Luke 18:9 - Luke 18:14)
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.
 

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