18:1 And he spake a parable unto them [to this end], that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;
18:1 Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart,

18:2 Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man:
18:2 saying: "There was in a certain city a judge who did not fear God nor regard man.

18:3 And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.
18:3 "Now there was a widow in that city; and she came to him, saying, 'Get justice for me from my adversary.'

18:4 And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;
18:4 "And he would not for a while; but afterward he said within himself, 'Though I do not fear God nor regard man,

18:5 Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.
18:5 'yet because this widow troubles 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.
18:6 Then the Lord said, "Hear what the unjust judge said.

18:7 And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?
18:7 "And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears 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?
18:8 "I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really 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:
18:9 Also He spoke this parable to some who 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.
18:10 "Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.

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.
18:11 "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 collector.

18:12 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.
18:12 'I fast twice a 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.
18:13 "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 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.
18:14 "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."

18:15 And they brought unto him also infants, that he would touch them: but when [his] disciples saw [it], they rebuked them.
18:15 Then they also brought infants to Him that He might touch them; but when the 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.
18:16 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.

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.
18:17 "Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it."

18:18 And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
18:18 Now a certain ruler asked Him, saying, "Good Teacher, 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.
18:19 So Jesus said to him, "Why do you call Me good? No one is good but 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.
18:20 "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.'"

18:21 And he said, All these have I kept from my youth up.
18:21 And he said, "All these things I have kept from my youth."

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.
18:22 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."

18:23 And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for he was very rich.
18:23 But when he heard this, he became very sorrowful, for he was very rich.

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 God!
18:24 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!

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.
18:25 "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."

18:26 And they that heard [it] said, Who then can be saved?
18:26 And those who heard it said, "Who then can be saved?"

18:27 And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.
18:27 But 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.
18:28 Then Peter said, "See, we have left all and followed You."

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,
18:29 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 of God,

18:30 Who shall not receive manifold more in this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting.
18:30 "who shall not receive many times more in this present time, and in the age to come eternal life."

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.
18:31 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.

18:32 For he shall be delivered unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spitted on:
18:32 "For He will be delivered to the Gentiles and will be mocked and insulted and spit upon.

18:33 And they shall scourge [him], and put him to death: and the third day he shall rise again.
18:33 "They will scourge Him and kill Him. And the third day He will 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.
18:34 But they understood none of these things; this saying was hidden from them, and they did not know 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:
18:35 Then it happened, as He was coming near Jericho, that a certain blind man sat by the road begging.

18:36 And hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant.
18:36 And hearing a multitude passing by, he asked what it meant.

18:37 And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth passeth by.
18:37 So they told him that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by.

18:38 And he cried, saying, Jesus, [thou] Son of David, have mercy on me.
18:38 And he cried out, saying, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!"

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.
18:39 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!"

18:40 And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be brought unto him: and when he was come near, he asked him,
18:40 So Jesus stood still and commanded him to be brought to Him. And when he had 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.
18:41 saying, "What do you want Me to do for you?" He said, "Lord, that I may receive my sight."

18:42 And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight: thy faith hath saved thee.
18:42 Then Jesus said to him, "Receive your sight; your faith has made you well."

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.
18:43 And immediately he received his sight, and followed Him, glorifying God. And all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.