Then He spoke a parable to them, that men a always ought to pray and not lose heart,
saying: "There was in a certain city a judge who did not fear God nor regard man.
"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,
b '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 c shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them?
"I tell you d 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 e 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 collector.
"The Pharisee f stood and prayed thus with himself, g 'God, I thank You that I am not like other men - extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector.
'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 sinner!'
"I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; h for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."
i 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 j of such is the kingdom of God.
k "Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it."
l 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 m One, that is, God.
"You know the commandments: n 'Do not commit adultery,' 'Do not murder,' 'Do not steal,' 'Do not bear false witness,' o 'Honor your father and your mother.' "
And he said, "All p these things I have kept from my youth."
So when Jesus heard these things, He said to him, "You still lack one thing. q 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, r "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, s "The things which are impossible with men are possible with God."
t Then Peter said, "See, we have left all and followed You."
So He said to them, "Assuredly, I say to you, u there is no one who has left house or parents or brothers or wife or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God,
v "who shall not receive many times more in this present time, and in the age to come eternal life."
w Then He took the twelve aside and said to them, "Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and all things x that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of Man will be accomplished.
"For y 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."
z But they understood none of these things; this saying was hidden from them, and they did not know the things which were spoken.
a 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, b 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; c your faith has made you well."
And immediately he received his sight, and followed Him, d glorifying God. And all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.
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Luke 11:5 - 10
And He said to them, "Which of you shall have a friend, and go to him at midnight and say to him, 'Friend, lend me three loaves.
Rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer.
Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints -
Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving.
1 Thessalonians 5:17
Pray without ceasing.
I say to you, though he will not rise and give to him because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence he will rise and give him as many as he needs.
And they cried with a loud voice, saying, "How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?
For yet a little while, And He who is coming will come and will not tarry.
2 Peter 3:8
But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.
There is a generation that is pure in its own eyes, Yet is not washed from its filthiness.
But he, wanting to justify himself, said to Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?
And He said to them, "You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God.
You who stand in the house of the LORD, In the courts of the house of our God.
When you spread out your hands, I will hide My eyes from you; Even though you make many prayers, I will not hear. Your hands are full of blood.
Yet they seek Me daily, And delight to know My ways, As a nation that did righteousness, And did not forsake the ordinance of their God. They ask of Me the ordinances of justice; They take delight in approaching God.
Because you say, 'I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing' - and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked -
When they cast you down, and you say, 'Exaltation will come! ' Then He will save the humble person.
And whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.
"For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."
But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: "God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.
1 Peter 5:5
Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for "God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.
Matthew 19:13 - 15
Then little children were brought to Him that He might put His hands on them and pray, but the disciples rebuked them.
Mark 10:13 - 16
Then they brought little children to Him, that He might touch them; but the disciples rebuked those who brought them.
And said, "Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.
1 Corinthians 14:20
Brethren, do not be children in understanding; however, in malice be babes, but in understanding be mature.
1 Peter 2:2
As newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby.
And said, "Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.
But Jesus said, "Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.
"Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it."
Matthew 19:16 - 29
Now behold, one came and said to Him, "Good Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life?
Mark 10:17 - 30
Now as He was going out on the road, one came running, knelt before Him, and asked Him, "Good Teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?
For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, And abundant in mercy to all those who call upon You.
You are good, and do good; Teach me Your statutes.
Exodus 20:12 - 16
Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the LORD your God is giving you.
Deuteronomy 5:16 - 20
Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God has commanded you, that your days may be long, and that it may be well with you in the land which the LORD your God is giving you.
"You know the commandments: 'Do not commit adultery,' 'Do not murder,' 'Do not steal,' 'Do not bear false witness,' 'Do not defraud,' 'Honor your father and your mother.'"
For the commandments, "You shall not commit adultery," "You shall not murder," "You shall not steal," "You shall not bear false witness," "You shall not covet," and if there is any other commandment, are all summed up in this saying, namely, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
Honor your father and mother," which is the first commandment with promise:
Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord.
Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; concerning the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.
Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal.
But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.
Jesus said to him, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.
1 Timothy 6:19
Storing up for themselves a good foundation for the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.
He who trusts in his riches will fall, But the righteous will flourish like foliage.
Then Jesus said to His disciples, "Assuredly, I say to you that it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.
Then Jesus looked around and said to His disciples, "How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God!
I know that You can do everything, And that no purpose of Yours can be withheld from You.
Ah, Lord GOD! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You.
Thus says the LORD of hosts: 'If it is marvelous in the eyes of the remnant of this people in these days, Will it also be marvelous in My eyes?' Says the LORD of hosts.
But Jesus looked at them and said to them, "With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.
"For with God nothing will be impossible."
Then Peter answered and said to Him, "See, we have left all and followed You. Therefore what shall we have?
Who says of his father and mother, 'I have not seen them'; Nor did he acknowledge his brothers, Or know his own children; For they have observed Your word And kept Your covenant.
And the LORD restored Job's losses when he prayed for his friends. Indeed the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.
From that time Jesus began to show to His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day.
Now while they were staying in Galilee, Jesus said to them, "The Son of Man is about to be betrayed into the hands of men.
Now Jesus, going up to Jerusalem, took the twelve disciples aside on the road and said to them.
Now they were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was going before them; and they were amazed. And as they followed they were afraid. Then He took the twelve aside again and began to tell them the things that would happen to Him:
Now it came to pass, when the time had come for Him to be received up, that He steadfastly set His face to go to Jerusalem.
My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me? Why are You so far from helping Me, And from the words of My groaning?
Who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?
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But they did not understand this saying, and were afraid to ask Him.
But they did not understand the statement which He spoke to them.
But they did not understand this saying, and it was hidden from them so that they did not perceive it; and they were afraid to ask Him about this saying.
Jesus used this illustration, but they did not understand the things which He spoke to them.
His disciples did not understand these things at first; but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things were written about Him and that they had done these things to Him.
Matthew 20:29 - 34
Now as they went out of Jericho, a great multitude followed Him.
Mark 10:46 - 52
Now they came to Jericho. As He went out of Jericho with His disciples and a great multitude, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the road begging.
When Jesus departed from there, two blind men followed Him, crying out and saying, "Son of David, have mercy on us!
And He said to him, "Arise, go your way. Your faith has made you well.
And they were all amazed, and they glorified God and were filled with fear, saying, "We have seen strange things today!
So when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding no way of punishing them, because of the people, since they all glorified God for what had been done.
When they heard these things they became silent; and they glorified God, saying, "Then God has also granted to the Gentiles repentance to life.