Add parallel Print Page Options

Parable of the Persistent Widow

18 One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up. “There was a judge in a certain city,” he said, “who neither feared God nor cared about people. A widow of that city came to him repeatedly, saying, ‘Give me justice in this dispute with my enemy.’ The judge ignored her for a while, but finally he said to himself, ‘I don’t fear God or care about people, but this woman is driving me crazy. I’m going to see that she gets justice, because she is wearing me out with her constant requests!’”

Then the Lord said, “Learn a lesson from this unjust judge. Even he rendered a just decision in the end. So don’t you think God will surely give justice to his chosen people who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will grant justice to them quickly! But when the Son of Man[a] returns, how many will he find on the earth who have faith?”

Read full chapter

Footnotes

  1. 18:8 “Son of Man” is a title Jesus used for himself.

Bible Gateway Recommends

NLT Life Recovery Bible, Large Print
NLT Life Recovery Bible, Large Print
Retail: $39.99
Our Price: $29.99
Save: $10.00 (25%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars
NLT Wayfinding Bible, leatherlike teal
NLT Wayfinding Bible, leatherlike teal
Retail: $54.99
Our Price: $21.99
Save: $33.00 (60%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars
NLT Abundant Life Bible, Large Print
NLT Abundant Life Bible, Large Print
Retail: $14.99
Our Price: $7.49
Save: $7.50 (50%)
3.5 of 5.0 stars
My First Hands-on Bible--soft leather-look, pretty pink
My First Hands-on Bible--soft leather-look, pretty pink
Retail: $19.99
Our Price: $15.99
Save: $4.00 (20%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars
NLT Study Bible, Personal Size TuTone Leatherlike Brown/Blue
NLT Study Bible, Personal Size TuTone Leatherlike Brown/Blue
Retail: $59.99
Our Price: $23.99
Save: $36.00 (60%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars

Bible Gateway Sponsors