Luke 18:5
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English Standard Version
yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will give her justice, so that she will not beat me down by her continual coming.’”

King James Bible
Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.

American Standard Version
yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest she wear me out by her continual coming.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Yet because this widow is troublesome to me, I will avenge her, lest continually coming she weary me.

English Revised Version
yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest she wear me out by her continual coming.

Webster's Bible Translation
Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.

Weymouth New Testament
yet because she annoys me I will give her justice, to prevent her from constantly coming to pester me.'"

Luke 18:5 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Lest by her continual coming she weary me (ἵνα μὴ εἰς τέλος ἐρχομένη ὑπωπιάζῃ με)

Εἰς τέλος, lit., unto the end, may mean continually; but weary or wear out for ὑπωπιάζῃ is more than doubtful. That word is from ὑπώπιον, the part of the face under the eyes, and means to strike under the eye; to give one a black eye. It is used only once again, by Paul, 1 Corinthians 9:27, and in its literal sense: "I buffet my body;" treat it as the boxer does his adversary. The more literal sense of this word, and of εἰς τέλος, in the end, or finally, give a sound and much livelier meaning here. "Lest at last she come and assault me." So Goebel and Meyer, and so Wyc., "Lest at the last she, coming, strangle me;" and Tynd., "Lest at the last she come and rail on me." The judge fears lest importunity may culminate in personal violence. Perhaps, also, as Goebel suggests, he intentionally exaggerates his fear.

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because.

Luke 11:8 I say to you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend...

Judges 16:16 And it came to pass, when she pressed him daily with her words, and urged him, so that his soul was vexed to death;

2 Samuel 13:24-27 And Absalom came to the king, and said, Behold now, your servant has sheep shearers; let the king, I beseech you...

weary.

Luke 18:39 And they which went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried so much the more, You son of David...

Matthew 15:23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and sought him, saying, Send her away; for she cries after us.

Mark 10:47,48 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, you son of David, have mercy on me...

Cross References
Luke 11:8
I tell you, though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of his impudence he will rise and give him whatever he needs.

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

1 Corinthians 9:27
But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.

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