Luke 18:9

“And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he spake this parable vnto certaine which trusted in themselues that they were righteous, & despised other:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And He also told this parable to some people who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and viewed others with contempt:
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he spake also this parable unto certain who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and set all others at nought:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he made this story for some people who were certain that they were good, and had a low opinion of others:
- Basic English Bible

And he spoke also to some, who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and made nothing of all the rest [of men], this parable:
- Darby Bible

And he spoke this parable to certain who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:
- Webster's Bible

And to some who relied on themselves as being righteous men, and looked down upon all others, He addressed this parable.
- Weymouth Bible

He spoke also this parable to certain people who were convinced of their own righteousness, and who despised all others.
- World English Bible

And he seide also to sum men, that tristiden in hem silf, as thei weren riytful, and dispiseden othere, this parable,
- Wycliffe Bible

And he spake also unto certain who have been trusting in themselves that they were righteous, and have been despising the rest, this simile:
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 18:9


18:9 He spake this parable - Not to hypocrites; the Pharisee here mentioned was no hypocrite, no more than an outward adulterer: but he sincerely trusted in himself that he was righteous, and accordingly told God so, in the prayer which none but God heard.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 18:9


Lu 18:9 He spake this parable, etc. The persons described in this verse are so much like the Pharisees that we can hardly believe that they were not. Rabbi Simeon, one of them, said, that if there were only thirty religious men in the world like Abraham, he and his son would be two of them; if only two, he and his son would be those; and if only one, that would be himself.

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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