Luke:18:1
And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;
Luke:18:2
Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man:
Luke:18:3
And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.
Luke:18:4
And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;
Luke:18:5
Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.
Luke:18:6
And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith.
Luke:18:7
And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?
Luke:18:8
I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
Luke:18:9
And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:
Luke:18:10
Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.
Luke:18:11
The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.
Luke:18:12
I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.
Luke:18:13
And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
Luke:18:14
I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.