Luke 18:5

Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will auenge her, lest by her continuall comming, she wearie me.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

yet because this widow bothers me, I will give her legal protection, otherwise by continually coming she will wear me out.'"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest she wear me out by her continual coming.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because this widow is a trouble to me, I will give her her right; for if not, I will be completely tired out by her frequent coming.
- Basic English Bible

at any rate because this widow annoys me I will avenge her, that she may not by perpetually coming completely harass me.
- Darby Bible

Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.
- Webster's Bible

yet because she annoys me I will give her justice, to prevent her from constantly coming to pester me.'"
- Weymouth Bible

yet because this widow bothers me, I will defend her, or else she will wear me out by her continual coming.'"
- World English Bible

netheles for this widewe is heuy to me, Y schal venge hir; lest at the laste sche comynge condempne me.
- Wycliffe Bible

yet because this widow doth give me trouble, I will do her justice, lest, perpetually coming, she may plague me.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Luke 18:5


Lu 18:5 This widow troubleth me. What neither the fear of God nor the regard for human rights could do, her persistence accomplished, because her "continual coming wearied him".

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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