New International Version
And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, 'Grant 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.
Darby Bible Translation
and there was a widow in that city, and she came to him, saying, Avenge me of mine adverse party.
World English Bible
A widow was in that city, and she often came to him, saying, 'Defend me from my adversary!'
Young's Literal Translation
and a widow was in that city, and she was coming unto him, saying, Do me justice on my opponent,
Luke 18:3 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Avenge me of mine adversary - The original, εκδικησον με απο του αντιδικου μου, had better be translated, Do me justice against, or vindicate me from, my adversary. If the woman had come to get revenge, as our common translation intimates, I think our blessed Lord would never have permitted her to have the honor of a place in the sacred records. She desired to have justice, and that only; and by her importunity she got that which the unrighteous judge had no inclination to give, but merely for his own ease.
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Men ought always to pray, and not to faint.--LUKE 18:1. Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves; for a friend of mine in his journey is come to me and I have nothing to set before him? And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee. I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
July 14. "Men Ought Always to Pray" (Luke xviii. 1).
The Charity of God
Tit. 2:06 Thoughts for Young Men
"Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court. Do it while you are still together on the way, or your adversary may hand you over to the judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be thrown into prison.
He said: "In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared what people thought.
"For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, 'Even though I don't fear God or care what people think,
yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won't eventually come and attack me!'"
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