Luke 18:7

And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And shall not God auenge his owne elect, which crie day and night vnto him, thogh he beare long with them?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

now, will not God bring about justice for His elect who cry to Him day and night, and will He delay long over them?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And shall not God avenge his elect, that cry to him day and night, and `yet' he is longsuffering over them?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And will not God do right in the cause of his saints, whose cries come day and night to his ears, though he is long in doing it?
- Basic English Bible

And shall not God at all avenge his elect, who cry to him day and night, and he bears long as to them?
- Darby Bible

And will not God avenge his own elect, who cry day and night to him, though he beareth long with them?
- Webster's Bible

And will not God avenge the wrongs of His own People who cry aloud to Him day and night, although He seems slow in taking action on their behalf?
- Weymouth Bible

Won't God avenge his chosen ones, who are crying out to him day and night, and yet he exercises patience with them?
- World English Bible

and whether God schal not do veniaunce of hise chosun, criynge to hym dai and nyyt, and schal haue pacience in hem?
- Wycliffe Bible

and shall not God execute the justice to His choice ones, who are crying unto Him day and night -- bearing long in regard to them?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 18:7


18:7 And shall not God - The most just Judge, vindicate his own elect - Preserve the Christians from all their adversaries, and in particular save them out of the general destruction, and avenge them of the Jews? Though he bear long with them - Though he does not immediately put an end, either to the wrongs of the wicked, or the sufferings of good men.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 18:7


Lu 18:7 Shall not God avenge his own elect? If an unjust, hard-hearted judge can be moved by the persistent prayers of a widow, will not the tender, loving, good Father hear the cries of his children? Though he bear long with them. Rather, as in the Revised Version, "He is long-suffering over them". He is long-suffering for them for their own good, and long-suffering towards their enemies in order that they may have opportunity to repent.

Discussion for Luke 18

  • 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.
  • 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

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