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

  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 18:8 I TELL YOU THAT HE WILL AVENGE THEM SPEEDILY NEVERTHELESS WHEN THE SON OF MAN COMETH SHALL HE --FIND FAITH-- ON EARTH 2 THESS 1:11 WHEREFORE ALSO WE PRAY ALWAYS FOR YOU THAT OUR GOD WOULD --COUNT YOU WORTHY-- OF HIS CALLING AND FULFIL ALL THE GOOD PLEASURE OF HIS GOODNESS AND --THE WORK OF FAITH-- WITH POWER
    PSALM 33:4 FOR THE WORD OF THE LORD IS RIGHT AND ALL HIS WORKS ARE DONE IN TRUTH
  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 18:27 AND HE SAID THE THINGS WHICH ARE IMPOSSIBLE WITH MEN ARE POSSIBLE WITH GOD --- PHILIPPIANS 14:13 I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST --- WHICH STRENGTHENETH ME --- PROVERBS 24:5 A WISE MAN IS STRONG YEA A MAN OF KNOWLEDGE INCREASETH STRENGTH --- PROVERBS 8:14 COUNSEL IS MINE AND SOUND WISDOM I AM UNDERSTANDING --- I HAVE STRENGTH ---
  • BSP
    In verses 1 through 8 the widow would not give up in asking for justice and this changed the mind of the judge. Imagine how much more Jehovah God will answer our persistent prayers.
  • 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.

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