17 I assure you and most solemnly say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God [with faith and humility] like a child will not enter it at all.”, 18 A certain ruler asked Him, “Good Teacher [You who are essentially and morally good], what shall I do to inherit eternal life [that is, eternal salvation in the Messiah’s kingdom]?”(A) 19 Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? 25 For it is easier for a camel to enter through a needle’s eye than [for] a rich man to enter the kingdom of God. Copyright © 2015 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, CA 90631. 34 But they understood nothing of these things; His words were a mystery and hidden from them, and they did not comprehend what He was telling them. NASB change. (D), 33 They will flog Him and kill Him; and on the third day He will rise again.(E). Verses 18-30 In these verses we have,I. Parables on Prayer. 18. All rights reserved. 12 I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I gain. Luke 18 1 ALSO [Jesus] told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not to turn coward (faint, lose heart, and give up). 19 Jesus said to him, Why do you call Me [[o]essentially and perfectly [p]morally] good? But finally he said to himself, ‘Even though I don’t fear God or care what … 9 He also told this parable to some people who trusted in themselves and were confident that they were righteous [that they were upright and in right standing with God] and scorned and made nothing of all the rest of men: 10 Two men went up into the temple [[i]enclosure] to pray, the one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 24 Jesus, observing him, said, How difficult it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God! A common Messianic title recognizing the Messiah as a descendant of David. “The things that are impossible with people are possible with God.”, “Listen carefully: we are going up to Jerusalem, and all things that have been written through the prophets about the Son of Man will be fulfilled. 31 Then taking the Twelve [apostles] aside, He said to them, Listen! No one is [[q]essentially and perfectly [r]morally] good—except God only. Sell everything that you have and [s]divide [the money] among the poor, and you will have [rich] treasure in heaven; and come back [and] follow Me [become My disciple, join My party, and accompany Me]. 2 He said, In a certain city there was a judge who neither reverenced and feared God nor respected or considered man. 11 The Pharisee stood [ostentatiously] and began praying to himself [in a self-righteous way, saying]: ‘God, I thank You that I am not like the rest of men—swindlers, unjust (dishonest), adulterers—or even like this tax collector. In which we may observe,1. A A A A A; The Parable Of The Unjust Judge . 35 As He came near to Jericho, it occurred that a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. Tools. 16 But Jesus called them to Himself, saying [to the apostles], “Allow the children to come to Me, and do not forbid them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 30 Who will not receive in return many times more in this world and, in the coming age, eternal life. ‘God, I thank You that I am not like the rest of men—swindlers, unjust (dishonest), adulterers—or even like this tax collector. (D) 32 He will be betrayed and handed over to the Gentiles (Roman authorities), and will be mocked and ridiculed and insulted and abused and spit on,(E) 33 and after they have scourged Him, they will kill Him; and on the third day He will rise [from the dead].”(F) 34 But the disciples understood none of these things [about the approaching death and resurrection of Jesus]. 42 And Jesus said to him, Receive your sight! 40 Then Jesus stood still and ordered that he be led to Him; and when he came near, Jesus asked him. 24 Jesus looked at him and said, “How difficult it is for those who are wealthy to enter the kingdom of God! Luke 18 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC) 18 Also [Jesus] told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not to [ a]turn coward (faint, lose heart, and give up). 18 Also [Jesus] told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not to [a]turn coward (faint, lose heart, and give up). Luke 18:5 Or in the end she will come and give me a black eye. “In a certain city there was a judge who did not fear God and had no respect for man. 38 And he shouted, saying, Jesus, Son of David, take pity and have mercy on me! 35 As He was approaching Jericho [on His way to Jerusalem], it happened that a blind man was sitting beside the road begging. 18 Now Jesus was telling the disciples a parable to make the point that at all times they ought to pray and not give up and lose heart, 2 saying, “In a certain city there was a judge who did not fear God and had no respect for man. 20 You know the commandments: Do not commit adultery, do not kill, do not steal, do not witness falsely, honor your father and your mother.(A). 23 But when he heard this, he became distressed and very sorrowful, for he was rich—exceedingly so. 13 But the tax collector, [merely] standing at a distance, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but kept striking his breast, saying, O God, be favorable (be gracious, be merciful) to me, the [k]especially wicked sinner that I am! Will He [f]defer them and [g]delay help on their behalf? 8 I tell you, He will defend and protect and avenge them speedily. 3 And there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, Protect and defend and give me justice against my adversary. (G) 36 Now when he heard a crowd going by, he began to ask what this was [about]. 26 And those who heard it said, Then who can be saved? Luke 18. rather than the other man; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself. Amplified Thinline Holy Bible--bonded leather, black (indexed), Amplified Thinline Holy Bible--bonded leather, burgundy, Amplified Large-Print Bible--bonded leather, burgundy, Amplified Study Bible, Large Print, Imitation Leather, Brown, Amplified Holy Bible--bonded leather, burgundy (indexed). 31 Then taking the [c]twelve [disciples] aside, He said to them, “Listen carefully: we are going up to Jerusalem, and all things that have been written through the prophets about the Son of Man will be fulfilled and completed. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find [[h]persistence in] faith on the earth? 36 And hearing a crowd going by, he asked what it meant. 20 You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery, Do not murder, Do not steal, Do not testify falsely, Honor your father and your mother.’”(B) 21 He replied, “I have kept all these things from my youth.” 22 When Jesus heard this, He said to him, “You still lack one thing; sell everything that you have and distribute the money to the poor, and you will have [abundant] treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me [becoming My disciple, believing and trusting in Me and walking the same path of life that I walk].” 23 But when he heard these things, he became very sad, for he was extremely rich. Do not commit adultery, Do not murder, Do not steal, Do not testify falsely, Honor your father and your mother, “You still lack one thing; sell everything that you have and distribute the money to the poor, and you will have. 18 Now Jesus was telling the disciples a parable to make the point that at all times they ought to pray and not give up and lose heart, 2 saying, “In a certain city there was a judge who did not fear God and had no respect for man. 27 But He said, What is impossible with men is possible with God.(B). Luke 18:31 See note 6:13.