Luke 18:4

And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And hee would not for a while. But afterward he said within himselfe, Though I feare not God, nor regard man,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For a while he was unwilling; but afterward he said to himself, 'Even though I do not fear God nor respect man,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And for a time he would not: but later, he said to himself, Though I have no fear of God or respect for man,
- Basic English Bible

And he would not for a time; but afterwards he said within himself, If even I fear not God and respect not man,
- Darby Bible

And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;
- Webster's Bible

For a time he would not, but afterwards he said to himself, `Though I have neither reverence for God nor respect for man,
- Weymouth Bible

He wouldn't for a while, but afterward he said to himself, 'Though I neither fear God, nor respect man,
- World English Bible

and he wolde not longe tyme. But aftir these thingis he seide with ynne hym silf, Thouy Y drede not God, and schame not of man,
- Wycliffe Bible

and he would not for a time, but after these things he said in himself, Even if God I do not fear, and man do not regard,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Luke 18:4


Lu 18:4 And he would not for a while. Because selfishly indifferent.

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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