Luke Chapter 18 Young's Literal Translation

Luke 18:1

And he spake also a simile to them, that it behoveth `us' always to pray, and not to faint,

Luke 18:2

saying, `A certain judge was in a certain city -- God he is not fearing, and man he is not regarding --

Luke 18:3

and a widow was in that city, and she was coming unto him, saying, Do me justice on my opponent,

Luke 18:4

and he would not for a time, but after these things he said in himself, Even if God I do not fear, and man do not regard,

Luke 18:5

yet because this widow doth give me trouble, I will do her justice, lest, perpetually coming, she may plague me.'

Luke 18:6

And the Lord said, `Hear ye what the unrighteous judge saith:

Luke 18:7

and shall not God execute the justice to His choice ones, who are crying unto Him day and night -- bearing long in regard to them?

Luke 18:8

I say to you, that He will execute the justice to them quickly; but the Son of Man having come, shall he find the faith upon the earth?'

Luke 18:9

And he spake also unto certain who have been trusting in themselves that they were righteous, and have been despising the rest, this simile:

Luke 18:10

`Two men went up to the temple to pray, the one a Pharisee, and the other a tax-gatherer;

Luke 18:11

the Pharisee having stood by himself, thus prayed: God, I thank Thee that I am not as the rest of men, rapacious, unrighteous, adulterers, or even as this tax-gatherer;

Luke 18:12

I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all things -- as many as I possess.

Luke 18:13

`And the tax-gatherer, having stood afar off, would not even the eyes lift up to the heaven, but was smiting on his breast, saying, God be propitious to me -- the sinner!

Luke 18:14

I say to you, this one went down declared righteous, to his house, rather than that one: for every one who is exalting himself shall be humbled, and he who is humbling himself shall be exalted.'

Luke 18:15

And they were bringing near also the babes, that he may touch them, and the disciples having seen did rebuke them,

Luke 18:16

and Jesus having called them near, said, `Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of such is the reign of God;

Luke 18:17

verily I say to you, Whoever may not receive the reign of God as a little child, may not enter into it.'

Luke 18:18

And a certain ruler questioned him, saying, `Good teacher, what having done -- shall I inherit life age-during?'

Luke 18:19

And Jesus said to him, `Why me dost thou call good? no one `is' good, except One -- God;

Luke 18:20

the commands thou hast known: Thou mayest not commit adultery, Thou mayest do no murder, Thou mayest not steal, Thou mayest not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother.'

Luke 18:21

And he said, `All these I did keep from my youth;'

Luke 18:22

and having heard these things, Jesus said to him, `Yet one thing to thee is lacking; all things -- as many as thou hast -- sell, and distribute to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven, and come, be following me;'

Luke 18:23

and he, having heard these things, became very sorrowful, for he was exceeding rich.

Luke 18:24

And Jesus having seen him become very sorrowful, said, `How hardly shall those having riches enter into the reign of God!

Luke 18:25

for it is easier for a camel through the eye of a needle to enter, than for a rich man into the reign of God to enter.'

Luke 18:26

And those who heard, said, `And who is able to be saved?'

Luke 18:27

and he said, `The things impossible with men are possible with God.'

Luke 18:28

And Peter said, `Lo, we left all, and did follow thee;'

Luke 18:29

and he said to them, `Verily I say to you, that there is not one who left house, or parents, or brothers, or wife, or children, for the sake of the reign of God,

Luke 18:30

who may not receive back manifold more in this time, and in the coming age, life age-during.'

Luke 18:31

And having taken the twelve aside, he said unto them, `Lo, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things shall be completed -- that have been written through the prophets -- to the Son of Man,

Luke 18:32

for he shall be delivered up to the nations, and shall be mocked, and insulted, and spit upon,

Luke 18:33

and having scourged they shall put him to death, and on the third day he shall rise again.'

Luke 18:34

And they none of these things understood, and this saying was hid from them, and they were not knowing the things said.

Luke 18:35

And it came to pass, in his coming nigh to Jericho, a certain blind man was sitting beside the way begging,

Luke 18:36

and having heard a multitude going by, he was inquiring what this may be,

Luke 18:37

and they brought him word that Jesus the Nazarene doth pass by,

Luke 18:38

and he cried out, saying, `Jesus, Son of David, deal kindly with me;'

Luke 18:39

and those going before were rebuking him, that he might be silent, but he was much more crying out, `Son of David, deal kindly with me.'

Luke 18:40

And Jesus having stood, commanded him to be brought unto him, and he having come nigh, he questioned him,

Luke 18:41

saying, `What wilt thou I shall do to thee?' and he said, `Sir, that I may receive sight.'

Luke 18:42

And Jesus said to him, `Receive thy sight; thy faith hath saved thee;'

Luke 18:43

and presently he did receive sight, and was following him, glorifying God; and all the people, having seen, did give praise to God.