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Luke 18:1
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Now He was telling them a parable to show that at all times they (a)ought to pray and not to (b)lose heart,
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Luke 18:2
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saying, "In a certain city there was a judge who did not fear God and did not (c)respect man.
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Luke 18:3
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There was a widow in that city, and she kept coming to him, saying, ‘[a]Give me legal protection from my opponent.'
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Luke 18:4
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For a while he was unwilling; but afterward he said to himself, ‘Even though I do not fear God nor (d)respect man,
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Luke 18:5
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yet (e)because this widow bothers me, I will [b]give her legal protection, otherwise by continually coming she will [c](f)wear me out.'"
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Luke 18:6
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And (g)the Lord said, "Hear what the unrighteous judge *said;
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Luke 18:7
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now, will not God (h)bring about justice for His (i)elect who cry to Him day and night, [d]and will He (j)delay long over them?
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Luke 18:8
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I tell you that He will bring about justice for them quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, (k)will He find [e]faith on the earth?"
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Luke 18:9
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And He also told this parable to some people who (l)trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and (m)viewed others with contempt:
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Luke 18:10
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"Two men (n)went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.
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Luke 18:11
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The Pharisee (o)stood and was praying this to himself: ‘God, I thank You that I am not like other people: swindlers, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.
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Luke 18:12
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I (p)fast twice a week; I (q)pay tithes of all that I get.'
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Luke 18:13
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But the tax collector, (r)standing some distance away, (s)was even unwilling to lift up his eyes to heaven, but (t)was beating his breast, saying, ‘God, be [f]merciful to me, the sinner!'
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Luke 18:14
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I tell you, this man went to his house justified rather than the other; (u)for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted."
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