Luke 18:3
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English Standard Version
And there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Give me justice against my adversary.’

King James Bible
And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.

American Standard Version
and there was a widow in that city; and she came oft unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And there was a certain widow in that city, and she came to him, saying: Avenge me of my adversary.

English Revised Version
and there was a widow in that city; and she came oft unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.

Webster's Bible Translation
And there was a widow in that city; and she came to him, saying, Avenge me of my adversary.

Weymouth New Testament
And in the same town was a widow who repeatedly came and entreated him, saying, "'Give me justice and stop my oppressor.'

Luke 18:3 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Avenge (ἐκδικησον)

The word is too strong. It means do me justice. See on Romans 12:19.

Luke 18:3 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

a widow.

Deuteronomy 27:19 Cursed be he that perverts the judgment of the stranger, fatherless, and widow. And all the people shall say, Amen.

2 Samuel 14:5 And the king said to her, What ails you? And she answered, I am indeed a widow woman, and my husband is dead.

*etc:

Job 22:9 You have sent widows away empty, and the arms of the fatherless have been broken.

Job 29:13 The blessing of him that was ready to perish came on me: and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.

Isaiah 1:17,21-23 Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow...

Jeremiah 5:28 They are waxen fat, they shine: yes, they overpass the deeds of the wicked: they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless...

Avenge.

Luke 18:7,8 And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night to him, though he bear long with them...

Romans 13:3,4 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Will you then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good...

Cross References
Matthew 5:25
Come to terms quickly with your accuser while you are going with him to court, lest your accuser hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you be put in prison.

Luke 18:2
He said, "In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected man.

Luke 18:4
For a while he refused, but afterward he said to himself, 'Though I neither fear God nor respect man,

Luke 18:5
yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will give her justice, so that she will not beat me down by her continual coming.'"

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