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

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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

  • 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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