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

  • 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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