Luke 18:3

And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And there was a widowe in that citie, and she came vnto him, saying, Auenge me of mine aduersarie:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"There was a widow in that city, and she kept coming to him, saying, 'Give me legal protection from my opponent.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and there was a widow in that city; and she came oft unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And there was a widow in that town, and she kept on coming to him and saying, Give me my right against the man who has done me wrong.
- Basic English Bible

and there was a widow in that city, and she came to him, saying, Avenge me of mine adverse party.
- Darby Bible

And there was a widow in that city; and she came to him, saying, Avenge me of my adversary.
- Webster's Bible

And in the same town was a widow who repeatedly came and entreated him, saying, "`Give me justice and stop my oppressor.'
- Weymouth Bible

A widow was in that city, and she often came to him, saying, 'Defend me from my adversary!'
- World English Bible

And a widowe was in that citee, and sche cam to hym, and seide, Venge me of myn aduersarie;
- Wycliffe Bible

and a widow was in that city, and she was coming unto him, saying, Do me justice on my opponent,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Luke 18:3


Lu 18:3 A widow. The widow of the East, unless she has powerful friends, is absolutely helpless. In India, she is regarded almost as an outcast. It is only the Bible that proclaims God as the widow's friend. Avenge me of my adversary. That is, redress the wrong I have suffered.

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