Luke 18:2

“Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man:

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Saying, There was in a city a Iudge, which feared not God neither regarded man.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

saying, "In a certain city there was a judge who did not fear God and did not respect man.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

saying, There was in a city a judge, who feared not God, and regarded not man:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Saying, There was a judge in a certain town, who had no fear of God or respect for man:
- Basic English Bible

saying, There was a judge in a city, not fearing God and not respecting man:
- Darby Bible

Saying, There was in a city a judge, who feared not God, neither regarded man.
- Webster's Bible

In a certain town, He said, "there was a judge who had no fear of God and no respect for man.
- Weymouth Bible

saying, "There was a judge in a certain city who didn't fear God, and didn't respect man.
- World English Bible

and seide, There was a iuge in a citee, that dredde not God, nether schamede of men.
- Wycliffe Bible

saying, `A certain judge was in a certain city -- God he is not fearing, and man he is not regarding --
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Luke 18:2

Lu 18:2 A judge. The judges of the East are irresponsible, often unjust, usually delay justice for the sake of bribes.

Discussion for Luke 18

  • Lilian
    Jesus said THE THINGS THAT ARE IMPOSSIBLE WITH MEN ARE POSSIBLE WITH GOD. We may think that we can do everything but without God as the Vine we as the branches cannot bear fruit. We are nothing without God Lets praise and worship him alone amen
  • A disciple
    In context to how the Lord used these words, with respect to what were the disciples' thoughts and reactions, of His assessment of the rich young man's problem this was clearly not about asking for things, but about where our hearts are, and in what we really trust for acceptance and blessing from God. In other words, in this particular case, in the context of what was happening just then we are instructed that our salvation is altogether in the hands of God, and according to His goodness and capability. An honest look at who and what we really are, ever since our first parents were expelled as unfit and alienated by sin we were all waiting for the Word of our Salvation to come in the flesh, to undo the works of the devil, and to take away our sins. Next to this, we have nothing to rely on only the power and good nature of our God and Saviour.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    The story of the Pharisee and the publican is instructive. God sees the heart. He desires us to be humble. He desires us to trust Him. He desires us not to be ostentatious in our expressions of prayers. He wants us to worship Him in spirit and in truth. May God help us to achieve these goals. The master-key is salvation of our souls.
  • Bruce
    Steph: If you have no answer that's okay,but don't let the foolishness of false accusations from others guide your heart or thoughts. Salvation is for whosoever:Revelation1:5. True Believers will help, guide,lift,hopefully to bring others into The Kingdom:Revelation20:15
  • A disciple
    Stephende; I can see that by your often posting, you do have desire to know the Lord more; and you write what you can. What you say about loving and trusting in wealth, is right on! And to answer another, who jumped on your words, Yes! the Angels too had their time to stand for God in truth and overcome the Liar and the Adversary. I hope every Christian can learn from Jesus how to love each other.
  • Bruce
    Steph: what angels overcome what?

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