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

  • 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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