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18:1 He also spoke a parable to them that they must always pray, and not give up,
18:2 saying, "A certain judge was in a city, who didn`t fear God, and didn`t respect man.
18:3 A widow was in that city, and she came often to him, saying, `Defend me from my adversary!`
18:4 He wouldn`t for a while, but afterward he said to himself, `Though I don`t fear God, nor respect man,
18:5 yet because this widow bothers me, I will defend her, or else she will wear me out by her continual coming.`"
18:6 The Lord said, "Listen to what the unrighteous judge says.
18:8 I tell you that he will avenge them quickly. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?"
18:9 He spoke also this parable to certain people who were convinced of their own righteousness, and who despised all others.
18:12 I fast twice in the week. I give tithes of all that I get.`
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, but he who humbles himself will be exalted."
18:18 A certain ruler asked him, saying, "Good Teacher, what do I do to inherit eternal life?"
18:19 Jesus asked him, "Why do you call me good? No one is good, except one -- God.
18:20 You know the commandments: `Don`t commit adultery,` `Don`t murder,` `Don`t steal,` `Don`t give false testimony,` `Honor your father and your mother.`"
18:21 He said, "I have observed all these things from my youth up."
18:22 When Jesus heard these things, he said to him, "You still lack one thing. Sell all that you have, and distribute it to the poor. You will have treasure in heaven. Come, follow me."
18:23 But when he heard these things, he became very sad, for he was very rich.
18:26 Those who heard it said, "Then who can be saved?"
18:28 Peter said, "Look, we have left everything, and followed you."
18:29 He said to them, "Most assuredly I tell you, there is no one who has left house, or wife, or brothers, or parents, or children, for the kingdom of God`s sake,
18:31 He took the twelve aside, and said to them, "Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and all the things that are written through the prophets concerning the Son of Man will be completed.
18:32 For he will be delivered up to the Gentiles, will be mocked, treated shamefully, and spit on.
18:34 They understood none of these things. This saying was hidden from them, and they didn`t understand the things that were said.
18:35 It happened, as he came near Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the road, begging.
18:36 Hearing a multitude going by, he asked what this meant.
18:37 They told him that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by.
18:38 He cried out, "Jesus, you son of David, have mercy on me!"
18:39 Those who led the way rebuked him, that he should be quiet; but he cried out all the more, "You son of David, have mercy on me!"
18:40 Jesus, standing, commanded him to be brought to him. When he had come near, he asked him,
18:41 What do you want me to do? He said, "Lord, that I may see again."
18:42 Jesus said to him, "Receive your sight. Your faith has healed you."