“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)
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.
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.