New American Standard Bible
saying, "In a certain city there was a judge who did not fear God and did not respect man.
King James Bible
Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man:
Darby Bible Translation
saying, There was a judge in a city, not fearing God and not respecting man:
World English Bible
saying, "There was a judge in a certain city who didn't fear God, and didn't respect man.
Young's Literal Translation
saying, 'A certain judge was in a certain city -- God he is not fearing, and man he is not regarding --
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
A judge which feared not God - One appointed by law to determine causes brought before him. This judge had no reverence for God, and consequently no regard for the rights of man. These two things go together. He that has no regard for God can be expected to have none for man; and our Lord has here indirectly taught us what ought to be the character of a judge that he "should" fear God and regard the rights of man. Compare Deuteronomy 1:16-17.
Regarded man - cared not for man. Had no respect for the opinions or the rights of man.
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When the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?--LUKE 18:8. He came unto his own, and his own received him not.--The Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall from the faith. Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; and they shall turn away …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
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Impossible with Man, Possible with God
"There was a widow in that city, and she kept coming to him, saying, 'Give me legal protection from my opponent.'
"For a while he was unwilling; but afterward he said to himself, 'Even though I do not fear God nor respect man,
"The owner of the vineyard said, 'What shall I do? I will send my beloved son; perhaps they will respect him.'
Furthermore, we had earthly fathers to discipline us, and we respected them; shall we not much rather be subject to the Father of spirits, and live?
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