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.

Discussion for Luke 18

  • 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?
  • Stephende
    The unjust judge is a judge of this world which is corrupted by the illusion of wealth, that it is the equivalent of happiness. The young man who followed the commandments but wouldn't part with his wealth. The eye of the needle describes how we strive for wealth rather than Godly knowledge. The master says" we ought to pray always" The world is one place and Heaven is another. Angels overcom
  • Bruce
    Humbleone?Are you saying God lets us remove our burdens,then drag them through a hole, into heaven? To pack on again? There never has been a gate:eye of the needle. There's a cord made from camels hair that won't go through the eye. Who can be saved? Only who are called: John6:44/washed Revelation1:5/Baptized with The Holy Ghost: Matthew 3:11/ you will be changed 2Corinthians 5:17 you will know!

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