Parallel Verses

An Understandable Version

And for some time the judge refused to do it. But finally he said to himself, 'Even though I do not revere God or respect man,

New American Standard Bible

For a while he was unwilling; but afterward he said to himself, ‘Even though I do not fear God nor respect man,

King James Version

And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;

Holman Bible

“For a while he was unwilling, but later he said to himself, ‘Even though I don’t fear God or respect man,

International Standard Version

For a while the judge refused. But later, he told himself, "I don't fear God or respect people,

A Conservative Version

And for a time he would not, but after these things he said within himself, Although I fear not God, and regard not man,

American Standard Version

And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;

Amplified

For a time he would not; but later he said to himself, ‘Even though I do not fear God nor respect man,

Anderson New Testament

And for a while he refused. But afterward he said within himself: Though I fear not God, nor regard man,

Bible in Basic English

And for a time he would not: but later, he said to himself, Though I have no fear of God or respect for man,

Common New Testament

For a while he refused; but afterward he said to himself, 'Though I neither fear God nor regard man,

Daniel Mace New Testament

for some time he refus'd to do it: but at length he said in himself; tho' I neither fear God, nor regard man;

Darby Translation

And he would not for a time; but afterwards he said within himself, If even I fear not God and respect not man,

Godbey New Testament

And he was not willing for a time: but after these things he said in himself, Though I fear not God nor regard man,

Goodspeed New Testament

And he would not for a time, but afterward he said to himself, 'Though I have no fear of God nor respect for men,

John Wesley New Testament

And he would not for a while, but afterwards he said in himself, Tho' I fear not God nor reverence man,

Julia Smith Translation

And he would not for a time: and after these he said in himself, And if I fear not God, and am not occupied about man;

King James 2000

And he would not for awhile: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;

Lexham Expanded Bible

And he was not willing for a time, but after these [things] he said to himself, 'Even if I do not fear God or respect people,

Modern King James verseion

And he would not do so for a time. But afterward he said within himself, Though I do not fear God nor regard man,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And he would not for a while. But afterward he said unto himself, 'Though I fear not God, nor care for man,

Moffatt New Testament

For a while he would not, but afterwards he said to himself, 'Though I have no reverence for God and no respect even for man,

Montgomery New Testament

"For a while he would not, but afterwards he said to himself, 'Though I have neither reverence for God nor regard for man,

NET Bible

For a while he refused, but later on he said to himself, 'Though I neither fear God nor have regard for people,

New Heart English Bible

He would not for a while, but afterward he said to himself, 'Though I neither fear God, nor respect man,

Noyes New Testament

And he would not for some time. But afterward he said within himself, Though I neither fear God, nor regard man,

Sawyer New Testament

And he would not for a time; but afterwards he said within himself, Though I fear not God and regard not man,

The Emphasized Bible

And he was unwilling for a time; but, after these things, he said within himself - Although, neither God, I reverence, nor man, I respect,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And he would not for a long while: but after this he said, Though I fear not God, nor respect man;

Twentieth Century New Testament

For a time the judge refused, but afterwards he said to himself 'Although I am without fear of God or regard for man,

Webster

And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;

Weymouth New Testament

"For a time he would not, but afterwards he said to himself, "'Though I have neither reverence for God nor respect for man,

Williams New Testament

And he would not for a time, but afterward he said to himself, Though I have no reverence for God nor respect for men,

World English Bible

He wouldn't for a while, but afterward he said to himself, 'Though I neither fear God, nor respect man,

Worrell New Testament

And he would not for a time; but afterward he said within himself, 'Though I fear not God, nor regard man;

Worsley New Testament

And he would not for a time: but afterwards he said within himself, Though I fear not God,

Youngs Literal Translation

and he would not for a time, but after these things he said in himself, Even if God I do not fear, and man do not regard,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And

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

he would
θέλω ἐθέλω 
thelo 
will/would, will/would have, desire, desirous, list, to will,
Usage: 136

not
οὐ 
Ou 
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032
Usage: 1032

for
ἐπί 
Epi 
on, in, upon, unto, to,
Usage: 644

a while
χρόνος 
Chronos 
Usage: 41

but
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

μετά 
meta 
with, after, among, hereafter , afterward , against, not tr,
Usage: 346

he said
ἔπω 
Epo 
say, speak, tell, command, bid, , vr say
Usage: 824

ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

ἑαυτοῦ 
heautou 
Usage: 249

εἰ 
Ei 
if, whether, that, not tr,
Usage: 218

I fear
φοβέω 
Phobeo 
fear, be afraid, be afraid of, reverence,
Usage: 68

God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

nor
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

ἐντρέπω 
Entrepo 
Usage: 4

Devotionals

Devotionals containing Luke 18:4

References

American

Fausets

Hastings

Context Readings

The Parable Of The Unjust Judge

3 There was [also] a widow in that [same] town who kept coming to the judge saying, 'Grant me a [favorable] judgment against my opponent.' 4 And for some time the judge refused to do it. But finally he said to himself, 'Even though I do not revere God or respect man, 5 I will grant her a [favorable] judgment because she keeps bothering me [about the matter] and is about to exhaust my patience by her persistent visits.'"


Cross References

Luke 12:17

so he thought to himself, 'What should I do, because I do not have any [more] room to store my crops?'

Luke 16:3

Then the property manager said to himself, What am I going to do since my master is taking away my job? I am not strong enough to dig [i.e., as a farm laborer], and I am too ashamed to beg.

Hebrews 4:12-13

For God's word is alive and active and sharper than any double-edged sword. It penetrates [deep enough] even to divide [a person's] soul [from his] spirit, and his joints [from his] bone marrow [Note: This is figurative language describing the penetrating effect of God's word into a person's spiritual, inner being] and is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of a person's heart.

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