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Luke 18 :: New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Parables on Prayer

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:1 - Now G1161 He was telling G3004 them a parable G3850 to show that at all G3842 times G3842 they ought G1163 to pray G4336 and not to lose G6023 heart, G6023
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:2 - saying, G3004 “In a certain G5100 city G4172 there G1510 was a judge G2923 who did not fear G5399 God G2316 and did not respect G1788 man. G444
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:3 - “There was a widow G5503 in that city, G4172 and she kept coming G2064 to him, saying, G3004[fn]Give G1556 me legal G1556 protection G1556 from my opponent.’ G476
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:4 - “For a while G5550 he was unwilling; G3756 G2309 but afterward G3326 G3778 he said G3004 to himself, G1438 ‘Even G2532 though G1487 I do not fear G5399 God G2316 nor G3761 respect G1788 man, G444
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:5 - yet G1065 because G1223 this G3778 widow G5503 bothers G3930 G2873 me, I will [fn]give G1556 her legal G1556 protection, G1556 otherwise G2443 G3361 by continually G1519 G5056 coming G2064 she will [fn]wear G5299 me out.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:6 - And the Lord G2962 said, G3004 “Hear G191 what G5101 the unrighteous G93 judge G2923 *said; G3004
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:7 - now, G1161 will not God G2316 bring G4160 about G4160 justice G1557 for His elect G1588 who cry G994 to Him day G2250 and night, G3571 [fn]and will He delay G3114 long G3114 over G1909 them?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:8 - “I tell G3004 you that He will bring G4160 about G4160 justice G1557 for them quickly. G5034 However, G4133 when the Son G5207 of Man G444 comes, G2064 will He find G2147 [fn]faith G4102 on the earth?” G1093

The Pharisee and the Publican

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:9 - And He also G2532 told G3004 this G3778 parable G3850 to some G5100 people G5100 who trusted G3982 in themselves G1438 that they were righteous, G1342 and viewed G1848 others G3062 with contempt: G1848
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:10 - “Two G1417 men G444 went G305 up into the temple G2413 to pray, G4336 one G1520 a Pharisee G5330 and the other G2087 a tax G5057 collector. G5057
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:11 - “The Pharisee G5330 stood G2476 and was praying G4336 this G3778 to himself: G1438 ‘God, G2316 I thank G2168 You that I am G1510 not like G5618 other G3062 people: G3062 swindlers, G727 unjust, G94 adulterers, G3432 or G2228 even G2532 like G5613 this G3778 tax G5057 collector. G5057
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:12 - ‘I fast G3522 twice G1364 a week; G4521 I pay G586 tithes G586 of all G3956 that I get.’ G2932
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:13 - “But the tax G5057 collector, G5057 standing G2476 some G3113 distance G3113 away, G3113 was even G3761 unwilling G3756 G2309 to lift G1869 up his eyes G3788 to heaven, G3772 but was beating G5180 his breast, G4738 saying, G3004 ‘God, G2316 be [fn]merciful G2433 to me, the sinner!’ G268
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:14 - “I tell G3004 you, this G3778 man G3778 went G2597 to his house G3624 justified G1344 rather G3844 than G3844 the other; G1565 for everyone G3956 who exalts G5312 himself G1438 will be humbled, G5013 but he who humbles G5013 himself G1438 will be exalted.” G5312
(Mat 19:13–15; Mar 10:13–16 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:15 - And they were bringing G4374 even G2532 their babies G1025 to Him so G2443 that He would touch G681 them, but when the disciples G3101 saw G3708 it, they began rebuking G2008 them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:16 - But Jesus G2424 called G4341 for them, saying, G3004 “Permit G863 the children G3813 to come G2064 to Me, and do not hinder G2967 them, for the kingdom G932 of God G2316 belongs G1510 to such G5108 as these. G5108
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:17 - “Truly G281 I say G3004 to you, whoever G3739 G302 does not receive G1209 the kingdom G932 of God G2316 like G5613 a child G3813 will not enter G1525 it at all.

The Rich Young Ruler

(Mat 19:16–22; Mar 10:17–22 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:18 - A ruler G758 questioned G1905 Him, saying, G3004 “Good G18 Teacher, G1320 what G5101 shall I do G4160 to inherit G2816 eternal G166 life?” G2222
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:19 - And Jesus G2424 said G3004 to him, “Why G5101 do you call G3004 Me good? G18 No G3762 one G3762 is good G18 except G1508 God G2316 alone. G1520
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:20 - “You know G6063 the commandments, G1785 ‘DO NOT COMMIT G3431 ADULTERY G3431, DO NOT MURDER G5407, DO NOT STEAL G2813, DO NOT BEAR G5576 FALSE G5576 WITNESS G5576, HONOR G5091 YOUR FATHER G3962 AND MOTHER G3384.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:21 - And he said, G3004 “All G3956 these G3778 things G3778 I have kept G5442 from my youth.” G3503
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:22 - When Jesus G2424 heard G191 this, He said G3004 to him, “One G1520 thing G1520 you still G2089 lack; G3007 sell G4453 all G3956 that you possess G2192 and distribute G1239 it to the poor, G4434 and you shall have G2192 treasure G2344 in heaven; G3772 and come, G1204 follow G190 Me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:23 - But when he had heard G191 these G3778 things, G3778 he became G1096 very G4036 sad, G4036 for he was extremely G4970 rich. G4145
(Mat 19:23–30; Mar 10:23–31 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:24 - And Jesus G2424 looked G3708 at him and said, G3004 “How G4459 hard G1423 it is for those G3588 who are wealthy G5536 to enter G1531 the kingdom G932 of God! G2316
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:25 - “For it is easier G2123 for a camel G2574 to [fn]go G1525 through G1223 the eye G6085 of a needle G6011 than G2228 for a rich G4145 man G4145 to enter G1525 the kingdom G932 of God.” G2316
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:26 - They who heard G191 it said, G3004 “Then G2532 who G5101 can G1410 be saved?” G4982
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:27 - But He said, G3004 “The things G102 that are impossible G102 with people G444 are possible G1415 with God.” G2316
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:28 - Peter G4074 said, G3004 “Behold, G2400 we have left G863 [fn]our own G2398 homes and followed G190 You.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:29 - And He said G3004 to them, “Truly G281 I say G3004 to you, there is no G3762 one G3762 who G3739 has left G863 house G3614 or G2228 wife G1135 or G2228 brothers G80 or G2228 parents G1118 or G2228 children, G5043 for the sake G6025 of the kingdom G932 of God, G2316
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:30 - who G3739 will not receive G2983 many G4179 times G4179 as much G4179 at this G3778 time G2540 and in the age G165 to come, G2064 eternal G166 life.” G2222
(Mat 20:17–19; Mar 10:32–34 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:31 - Then G2532 He took G3880 the twelve G1427 aside G3880 and said G3004 to them, “Behold, G2400 we are going G305 up to Jerusalem, G2419 and all G3956 things G3956 which are written G1125 through G1223 the prophets G4396 about the Son G5207 of Man G444 will be accomplished. G5055
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:32 - “For He will be [fn]handed G3860 over to the Gentiles, G1484 and will be mocked G1702 and mistreated G5195 and spit G1716 upon,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:33 - and after they have scourged G3146 Him, they will kill G615 Him; and the third G5154 day G2250 He will rise G450 again.” G450
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:34 - But the disciples understood G4920 none G3762 of these G3778 things, G3778 and the meaning of this G3778 statement G4487 was hidden G2928 from them, and they did not comprehend G1097 the things that were said. G3004

Bartimaeus Receives Sight

(Mat 20:29–34; Mar 10:46–52 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:35 - As [fn]Jesus was approaching G1448 Jericho, G2410 a blind G5185 man G5185 was sitting G2521 by the road G3598 begging. G1871
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:36 - Now G1161 hearing G191 a crowd G3793 going G1279 by, he began to inquire G4441 what G5101 this G3778 was.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:37 - They told G518 him that Jesus G2424 of Nazareth G3480 was passing G3928 by.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:38 - And he called G994 out, saying, G3004 “Jesus, G2424 Son G5207 of David, G1138 have G1653 mercy G1653 on me!”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:39 - Those G3588 who led G4254 the way G4254 were sternly G2008 telling G2008 him to be quiet; G4601 but he kept crying G2905 out all G4183 the more, G3123 “Son G5207 of David, G1138 have G1653 mercy G1653 on me!”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:40 - And Jesus G2424 stopped G2476 and commanded G2753 that he be brought G71 to Him; and when he came G1448 near, G1448 He questioned G1905 him,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:41 - “What G5101 do you want G2309 Me to do G4160 for you?” And he said, G3004 “Lord, G2962 I want to regain G308 my sight!” G308
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:42 - And Jesus G2424 said G3004 to him, “[fn]Receive G308 your sight; G308 your faith G4102 has [fn]made G4982 you well.” G4982
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:43 - Immediately G3916 he regained G308 his sight G308 and began following G190 Him, glorifying G1392 God; G2316 and when all G3956 the people G2992 saw G3708 it, they gave G1325 praise G136 to God. G2316
NASB Footnotes
Literally: Do me justice
Literally: do her justice
Literally: hit me under the eye
Or, and yet He is very patient toward them
Literally: the faith
Or, propitious
Literally: enter
Literally: our own things
Or, betrayed
Literally: He
Literally: Regain your sight
Literally: saved you

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