Luke 18:8
New International Version
I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?"

New Living Translation
I tell you, he will grant justice to them quickly! But when the Son of Man returns, how many will he find on the earth who have faith?”

English Standard Version
I tell you, he will give justice to them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”

Berean Study Bible
I tell you, He will promptly carry out justice on their behalf. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on earth?”

Berean Literal Bible
I say to you that He will execute their avenging in quickness. Nevertheless, the Son of Man having come, will He find faith on the earth?"

New American Standard Bible
"I tell you that He will bring about justice for them quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?"

King James Bible
I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?

Christian Standard Bible
I tell you that he will swiftly grant them justice. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?"

Contemporary English Version
He will surely hurry and help them. But when the Son of Man comes, will he find on this earth anyone with faith?

Good News Translation
I tell you, he will judge in their favor and do it quickly. But will the Son of Man find faith on earth when he comes?"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I tell you that He will swiftly grant them justice. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He find that faith on earth?"

International Standard Version
I tell you, he will give them justice quickly. But when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?"

NET Bible
I tell you, he will give them justice speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?"

New Heart English Bible
I tell you that he will avenge them quickly. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“I say to you that he shall perform their vindication quickly. However, The Son of Man shall come, and will he then find faith on the earth?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I can guarantee that he will give them justice quickly. But when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?"

New American Standard 1977
“I tell you that He will bring about justice for them speedily. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man comes, shall he find faith on the earth?

King James 2000 Bible
I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man comes, shall he find faith on the earth?

American King James Version
I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man comes, shall he find faith on the earth?

American Standard Version
I say unto you, that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?

Douay-Rheims Bible
I say to you, that he will quickly revenge them. But yet the Son of man, when he cometh, shall he find, think you, faith on earth?

Darby Bible Translation
I say unto you that he will avenge them speedily. But when the Son of man comes, shall he indeed find faith on the earth?

English Revised Version
I say unto you, that he will avenge them speedily. Howbeit when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?

Webster's Bible Translation
I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of man cometh, will he find faith on the earth?

Weymouth New Testament
Yes, He will soon avenge their wrongs. Yet, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on earth?"

World English Bible
I tell you that he will avenge them quickly. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?"

Young's Literal Translation
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?'
Study Bible
The Persistent Widow
7Will not God bring about justice for His elect who cry out to Him day and night? Will He continue to defer their help? 8I tell you, He will promptly carry out justice on their behalf. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on earth?” 9To some who trusted in their own righteousness and viewed others with contempt, He also told this parable:…
Cross References
Proverbs 20:6
Many a man proclaims his loving devotion, but who can find a trustworthy man?

Isaiah 40:27
Why do you say, O Jacob, and why do you assert, O Israel, "My way is hidden from the LORD, and my claim is ignored by my God"?

Matthew 8:20
Jesus replied, "Foxes have dens, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay His head."

Luke 17:26
Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man:

Treasury of Scripture

I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man comes, shall he find faith on the earth?

he will.

Psalm 46:5
God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.

Psalm 143:7-9
Hear me speedily, O LORD: my spirit faileth: hide not thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit…

2 Peter 2:3
And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.

when.

Matthew 24:9-13,24
Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake…

1 Thessalonians 5:1-3
But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you…

Hebrews 10:23-26
Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) …







Lexicon
I tell
λέγω (legō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

you,
ὑμῖν (hymin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

He will promptly carry out
ποιήσει (poiēsei)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4160: (a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.

justice
ἐκδίκησιν (ekdikēsin)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1557: (a) a defense, avenging, vindication, vengeance, (b) full (complete) punishment. From ekdikeo; vindication, retribution.

on their behalf.
αὐτῶν (autōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

Nevertheless,
πλὴν (plēn)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 4133: However, nevertheless, but, except that, yet. From pleion; moreover, i.e. Albeit, save that, rather, yet.

[when] the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Son
Υἱὸς (Huios)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5207: A son, descendent. Apparently a primary word; a 'son', used very widely of immediate, remote or figuratively, kinship.

of Man
ἀνθρώπου (anthrōpou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 444: A man, one of the human race. From aner and ops; man-faced, i.e. A human being.

comes,
ἐλθὼν (elthōn)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2064: To come, go.

will He find
εὑρήσει (heurēsei)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2147: A prolonged form of a primary heuro, which heureo is used for it in all the tenses except the present and imperfect to find.

faith
πίστιν (pistin)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4102: Faith, belief, trust, confidence; fidelity, faithfulness.

on
ἐπὶ (epi)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

earth?”
γῆς (gēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1093: Contracted from a primary word; soil; by extension a region, or the solid part or the whole of the terrene globe.
(8) When the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith?--The question implies, it is obvious, an answer in the negative. When St. Luke wrote his Gospel, men were witnessing a primary, though partial, fulfilment of the prophecy. Iniquity was abounding, and the love of many was waxing cold. And yet in one sense He was near, even at the doors (James 5:8-9), when men thought that the wheels of His chariot drove slowly. So has it been, and so will it be, in the great "days of the Lord" in the Church's history, which are preludes of the final Advent; so shall it be in that Advent itself.

Verse 8. - I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. "Non bientot, mais bien rite" (Godet). It means that God will act in accordance with his servant's prayer, not soon, but suddenly; sure and sudden at the crisis the action of Divine providence comes at the last "as a thief in the night." Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? These difficult words seem to point at least to a fear lest, the second coming being long delayed, true faith would have died out of the hearts even of the godly. Such a fear might be Jesus'; for we know, from his own lips, that to him, while on earth and wearing the body of humiliation, the day and hour of the second advent was not known. Was not our Lord speaking with the same sad onlook in his parable of the virgins, when he said, "they all slumbered and slept," wise virgins as well as foolish (Matthew 25:5)? "It is often the case that God's action as a Deliverer is delayed until his people have ceased to hope for deliverance. So it was with Israel in Egypt; so was it with her again in Babylon. ' Grief was calm and hope was dead' among the exiles when the word came that they were to return to their own land; and then the news seemed too good to be true. They were 'like them that dream' when they heard the good tidings. This method of Divine action - long delay followed by a sudden crisis - so frankly recognized by Christ, is one to which we find it hard to reconcile ourselves. These parables help us so far, but they do not settle everything. They contain no philosophy of Divine delay, but simply a proclamation of the fact, and an assurance that, in spite of delay, all will go well at the last with those who trust in God" (Professor Bruce). 18:1-8 All God's people are praying people. Here earnest steadiness in prayer for spiritual mercies is taught. The widow's earnestness prevailed even with the unjust judge: she might fear lest it should set him more against her; but our earnest prayer is pleasing to our God. Even to the end there will still be ground for the same complaint of weakness of faith.
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