Parallel Verses

Amplified

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).

New American Standard Bible

Now He was telling them a parable to show that at all times they ought to pray and not to lose heart,

King James Version

And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;

Holman Bible

He then told them a parable on the need for them to pray always and not become discouraged:

International Standard Version

Jesus told his disciples a parable about their need to pray all the time and never give up.

A Conservative Version

And he also spoke a parable to them about it being necessary to always pray, and not to give up,

American Standard Version

And he spake a parable unto them to the end that they ought always to pray, and not to faint;

An Understandable Version

Then Jesus told His disciples a parable for the purpose of showing them that they should pray continually and not become discouraged.

Anderson New Testament

And he spoke a parable to them, that they ought always to pray, and not to become weary,

Bible in Basic English

And he made a story for them, the point of which was that men were to go on making prayer and not get tired;

Common New Testament

Then he told them a parable, to show that they ought always to pray and not lose heart.

Daniel Mace New Testament

Jesus propos'd likewise this parable to them, to show that they should persevere in prayer, and not be discouraged.

Darby Translation

And he spoke also a parable to them to the purport that they should always pray and not faint,

Godbey New Testament

And He spoke a parable to them that it behooves them to pray always, and not to faint;

Goodspeed New Testament

He gave them an illustration to show that they must always pray and not give up,

John Wesley New Testament

And he spake a parable to them to this end, that they ought always to pray, and not to faint;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And he spoke a parable unto them to this end, that it behooves us always to pray and not faint,

Julia Smith Translation

And he spake to them a parable, that they must always pray, and not lose courage;

King James 2000

And he spoke a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;

Lexham Expanded Bible

And he told them a parable to [show that] they must always pray and not be discouraged,

Modern King James verseion

And He also spoke a parable to them to teach it is always right to pray, and not to faint,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He put forth a similitude unto them, signifying that men ought always to pray, and not to be weary,

Moffatt New Testament

He also told them a parable about the need of always praying and never losing heart.

Montgomery New Testament

He also taught them by a parable how they ought always to pray and never to lose heart.

NET Bible

Then Jesus told them a parable to show them they should always pray and not lose heart.

New Heart English Bible

He also spoke a parable to them that they must always pray, and not give up,

Noyes New Testament

And he spoke a parable to them to show that they ought to pray always, and not be fainthearted:

Sawyer New Testament

AND he spoke also a parable to them, that men ought to pray at all times, and not to faint;

The Emphasized Bible

And he was speaking a parable unto them, as to its being needful for them always to pray, and not be faint-hearted;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

THEN he spake also to them a parable, to shew that we ought to pray always, and not faint;

Twentieth Century New Testament

Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and never despair.

Webster

And he spoke a parable to them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;

Weymouth New Testament

He also taught them by a parable that they must always pray and never lose heart.

Williams New Testament

Now He told them the following story to show how necessary it is for people always to pray and never to give up:

World English Bible

He also spoke a parable to them that they must always pray, and not give up,

Worrell New Testament

And He spake a parable to them, to the end that they ought always to pray, and not to faint;

Worsley New Testament

And He spake also a parable to them, to shew that men ought always to pray, and not to faint:

Youngs Literal Translation

And he spake also a simile to them, that it behoveth us always to pray, and not to faint,

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

he spake
λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

παραβολή 
Parabole 
Usage: 38


Usage: 0

δεῖ 
Dei 
Usage: 72

πάντοτε 
Pantote 
Usage: 30

to pray
προσεύχομαι 
Proseuchomai 
Usage: 61

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

not
μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

Devotionals

Devotionals about Luke 18:1

Devotionals containing Luke 18:1

References

Images Luke 18:1

Prayers for Luke 18:1

Context Readings

The Parable Of The Unjust Judge

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). 2 He said, In a certain city there was a judge who neither reverenced and feared God nor respected or considered man.


Cross References

Colossians 4:2

Be earnest and unwearied and steadfast in your prayer [life], being [both] alert and intent in [your praying] with thanksgiving.

Romans 12:12

Rejoice and exult in hope; be steadfast and patient in suffering and tribulation; be constant in prayer.

Ephesians 6:18

Pray at all times (on every occasion, in every season) in the Spirit, with all [manner of] prayer and entreaty. To that end keep alert and watch with strong purpose and perseverance, interceding in behalf of all the saints (God's consecrated people).

1 Thessalonians 5:17

Be unceasing in prayer [praying perseveringly];

Philippians 4:6

Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition ( definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God.

Psalm 55:16-17

As for me, I will call upon God, and the Lord will save me.

Luke 21:36

Keep awake then and watch at all times [be discreet, attentive, and ready], praying that you may have the full strength and ability and be accounted worthy to escape all these things [taken together] that will take place, and to stand in the presence of the Son of Man.

Genesis 32:24-26

And Jacob was left alone, and a Man wrestled with him until daybreak.

Job 27:8-10

For what is the hope of the godless and polluted, even though he has gained [in this world], when God cuts him off and takes away his life?

Psalm 27:13

[What, what would have become of me] had I not believed that I would see the Lord's goodness in the land of the living!

Psalm 65:2

O You Who hear prayer, to You shall all flesh come.

Psalm 86:3

Be merciful and gracious to me, O Lord, for to You do I cry all the day.

Psalm 102:17

He will regard the plea of the destitute and will not despise their prayer.

Genesis 32:9-12

Jacob said, O God of my father Abraham and God of my father Isaac, the Lord Who said to me, Return to your country and to your people and I will do you good,

Psalm 142:5-7

I cried to You, O Lord; I said, You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living.

Jeremiah 29:12

Then you will call upon Me, and you will come and pray to Me, and I will hear and heed you.

Jonah 2:7

When my soul fainted upon me [crushing me], I earnestly and seriously remembered the Lord; and my prayer came to You, into Your holy temple.

Luke 11:5-9

And He said to them, Which of you who has a friend will go to him at midnight and will say to him, Friend, lend me three loaves [of bread],

2 Corinthians 4:1

Therefore, since we do hold and engage in this ministry by the mercy of God [granting us favor, benefits, opportunities, and especially salvation], we do not get discouraged (spiritless and despondent with fear) or become faint with weariness and exhaustion.

Galatians 6:9

And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint.

Colossians 4:12

Epaphras, who is one of yourselves, a servant of Christ Jesus, sends you greetings. [He is] always striving for you earnestly in his prayers, [pleading] that you may [as persons of ripe character and clear conviction] stand firm and mature [in spiritual growth], convinced and fully assured in everything willed by God.

Hebrews 12:3-5

Just think of Him Who endured from sinners such grievous opposition and bitter hostility against Himself [reckon up and consider it all in comparison with your trials], so that you may not grow weary or exhausted, losing heart and relaxing and fainting in your minds.

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