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

  • 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!
  • A disciple
    "And they understood none of these things: and this saying was hid from them, neither knew they the things which were spoken." In 31-34, is an important thing to know about growing in grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. At one point the Lord said that they were blessed because they saw and heard and had knowledge revealed to them that wasn't given to others. But here it is withheld; why?

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