New Living Translation
One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up.
King James Bible
And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;
Darby Bible Translation
And he spoke also a parable to them to the purport that they should always pray and not faint,
World English Bible
He also spoke a parable to them that they must always pray, and not give up,
Young's Literal Translation
And he spake also a simile to them, that it behoveth us always to pray, and not to faint,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
18:1 He spake a parable to them - This and the following parable warn us against two fatal extremes, with regard to prayer: the former against faintness and weariness, the latter against self confidence.
LibraryThe Man that Stopped Jesus
'And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be brought unto Him: and when he was come near, He asked him, 41. Saying, What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee?'--LUKE xviii. 40-41. This story of the man that stopped Christ is told by the three 'Synoptic' Evangelists, and it derives a special value from having occurred within a week of the Crucifixion. You remember how graphically Mark tells how the blind man hears who is passing and immediately begins to cry with a loud voice to Christ to have mercy upon …
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On the Words of the Gospel, Luke xviii. 1,"They Ought Always to Pray, and not to Faint," Etc. And on the Two who Went up Into
Confession and Absolution
But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.
Give the LORD no rest until he completes his work, until he makes Jerusalem the pride of the earth.
Then, teaching them more about prayer, he used this story: "Suppose you went to a friend's house at midnight, wanting to borrow three loaves of bread. You say to him,
But I tell you this--though he won't do it for friendship's sake, if you keep knocking long enough, he will get up and give you whatever you need because of your shameless persistence.
2 Corinthians 4:1
Therefore, since God in his mercy has given us this new way, we never give up.
Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.
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