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

  • 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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