Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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;

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).

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 Jesus told his disciples a parable about their need to pray all the time and never give up. 2 He said, "In a city there was a judge who didn't fear God or respect people.


Cross References

Colossians 4:2

Devote yourselves to prayer. Be alert and thankful when you pray.

Romans 12:12

Be joyful in hope, patient in trouble, and persistent in prayer.

Ephesians 6:18

Pray in the Spirit at all times with every kind of prayer and request. Likewise, be alert with your most diligent efforts and pray for all the saints.

1 Thessalonians 5:17

Continually be prayerful.

Philippians 4:6

Never worry about anything. Instead, in every situation let your petitions be made known to God through prayers and requests, with thanksgiving.

Psalm 55:16-17

I call upon God, and the LORD will deliver me.

Luke 21:36

So be alert at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place and to take your stand in the presence of the Son of Man."

Genesis 32:24-26

And so Jacob was left alone, and he struggled with a man until daybreak.

Job 27:8-10

For where is the hope of the godless when he is eliminated; when God takes away his life?

Psalm 27:13

I believe that I will see the LORD's goodness in the land of the living.

Psalm 65:2

Since you hear prayer, everybody will come to you.

Psalm 86:3

Have mercy on me Lord, for I call on you all day long.

Psalm 102:17

He will turn to the prayer of the destitute, not despising their prayer.

Genesis 32:9-12

Then Jacob prayed, "O God of my father Abraham, O God of my father Isaac, O LORD, you who told me, "Return to your country and to your relatives and I'll cause things to go well for you.'

Psalm 142:5-7

So I cry to you, Lord, declaring, "You are my refuge, my only possession while I am on this earth."

Jeremiah 29:12

When you call out to me and come and pray to me, I'll hear you.

Jonah 2:7

"As my life was fading away, I remembered the LORD; and my prayer came to you in your holy Temple.

Luke 11:5-9

Then he told them, "Suppose one of you has a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say to him, "Friend, let me borrow three loaves of bread.

2 Corinthians 4:1

Therefore, since we have this ministry through the mercy shown to us, we do not get discouraged.

Galatians 6:9

Let's not get tired of doing what is good, for at the right time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

Colossians 4:12

Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of the Messiah Jesus, sends you his greetings. He is always wrestling in his prayers for you, so that you may stand mature, completely convinced of the entire will of God.

Hebrews 12:3-5

Think about the one who endured such hostility from sinners, so that you may not become tired and give up.

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