Luke 18:5
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New International Version
yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won't eventually come and attack me!'"

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

Darby Bible Translation
at any rate because this widow annoys me I will avenge her, that she may not by perpetually coming completely harass me.

World English Bible
yet because this widow bothers me, I will defend her, or else she will wear me out by her continual coming.'"

Young's Literal Translation
yet because this widow doth give me trouble, I will do her justice, lest, perpetually coming, she may plague me.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

She weary me - Ὑπωπιαζῃ με, Stun me. A metaphor taken from boxers, who bruise each other, and by beating each other about the face blacken the eyes. See 1 Corinthians 9:27.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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...

Library
June 7 Morning
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).
"Men ought always to pray" (Luke xviii. 1). Let this be a day of prayer. Let us see that our highest ministry and power is to deal with God for men. Let us be obedient to all the Holy Spirit's voices of prayer in us. Let us count every pressure a call to prayer. Let us cherish the spirit of unceasing prayer and abiding communion. Let us learn the meaning of the ministry of prayer. Let us reach persons this day we cannot reach in person; let us expect results that we have never dared to claim before;
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

The Charity of God
(Quinquagesima Sunday.) LUKE xviii. 31, 32, 33. All things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished. For he shall be delivered unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spitted on: and they shall scourge him and put him to death; and the third day he shall rise again. This is a solemn text, a solemn Gospel; but it is not its solemnity which I wish to speak of this morning, but this--What has it to do with the Epistle, and with
Charles Kingsley—The Good News of God

Tit. 2:06 Thoughts for Young Men
WHEN St. Paul wrote his Epistle to Titus about his duty as a minister, he mentioned young men as a class requiring peculiar attention. After speaking of aged men and aged women, and young women, he adds this pithy advice, "Young men likewise exhort to be sober-minded" (Tit. 2:6). I am going to follow the Apostle's advice. I propose to offer a few words of friendly exhortation to young men. I am growing old myself, but there are few things I remember so well as the days of my youth. I have a most
John Charles Ryle—The Upper Room: Being a Few Truths for the Times

Cross References
Luke 11:8
I tell you, even though he will not get up and give you the bread because of friendship, yet because of your shameless audacity he will surely get up and give you as much as you need.

Luke 18:3
And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, 'Grant me justice against my adversary.'

1 Corinthians 9:27
No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.

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