However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find [[h]persistence in] faith on the earth? (D) 32 He will be betrayed and handed over to the Gentiles (Roman authorities), and will be mocked and ridiculed and insulted and abused and spit on,(E) 33 and after they have scourged Him, they will kill Him; and on the third day He will rise [from the dead].”(F) 34 But the disciples understood none of these things [about the approaching death and resurrection of Jesus]. 5 Yet because this widow continues to bother me, I will defend and protect and avenge her, lest she give me [b]intolerable annoyance and wear me out by her continual coming or [c]at the last she come and rail on me or [d]assault me or [e]strangle me. (D), 33 They will flog Him and kill Him; and on the third day He will rise again.(E). Verses 18-30 In these verses we have,I. 40 Then Jesus stood still and ordered that he be led to Him; and when he came near, Jesus asked him. 39 But those who were in front reproved him, telling him to keep quiet; yet he [t]screamed and shrieked so much the more, Son of David, take pity and have mercy on me! The Rich Young Ruler 18 A certain ruler asked Him, “Good Teacher [You who are essentially and morally good], what shall I do to inherit eternal life [that is, eternal salvation in the Messiah’s kingdom]?” 19 Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? widow in that city and she kept coming to him and saying, ‘Give me justice, who cry out to Him day and night? Sell everything that you have and [s]divide [the money] among the poor, and you will have [rich] treasure in heaven; and come back [and] follow Me [become My disciple, join My party, and accompany Me]. Parables on Prayer. 4 And for a time he would not; but later he said to himself, Though I have neither reverence or fear for God nor respect or consideration for man. And all the people, when they saw it, praised God. 34 But they understood nothing of these things; His words were a mystery and hidden from them, and they did not comprehend what He was telling them. “In a certain city there was a judge who did not fear God and had no respect for man. Luke 18 1 ALSO [Jesus] told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not to turn coward (faint, lose heart, and give up). 25 For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man [who places his faith in wealth or status] to enter the kingdom of God.” 26 And those who heard it said, “[b]Then who can be saved?” 27 But He said, “The things that are impossible with people are possible with God.”(C), 28 Peter said, “Look, we have left all [things—homes, families, businesses] and followed You.” 29 And He said to them, “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, there is no one who has left house or wife or brothers or parents or children for the sake of the kingdom of God, 30 who will not receive many times as much in this present age and in the age to come, eternal life.”. 17 I assure you and most solemnly say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God [with faith and humility] like a child will not enter it at all.”, 18 A certain ruler asked Him, “Good Teacher [You who are essentially and morally good], what shall I do to inherit eternal life [that is, eternal salvation in the Messiah’s kingdom]?”(A) 19 Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? Amplified Bible (AMP). Luke 18:26 The common opinion was that the wealthy had been blessed by God, and would probably enter the kingdom of God provided that they met all their financial obligations (tithes, offerings) to Him and were charitable to those less fortunate. 18. 23 But when he heard this, he became distressed and very sorrowful, for he was rich—exceedingly so. rather than the other man; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself. We are going up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written about the Son of Man through and by the prophets will be fulfilled. 8 I tell you that He will defend and avenge them quickly. 43 And instantly he received his sight and began to follow Jesus, [v]recognizing, praising, and honoring God; and all the people, when they saw it, praised God. All rights reserved. Luke takes notice of it that he was a 12 I fast twice a week; I pay tithes of all that I get.’ 13 But the tax collector, standing at a distance, would not even raise his eyes toward heaven, but was striking his chest [in humility and repentance], saying, ‘God, be merciful and gracious to me, the [especially wicked] sinner [that I am]!’ 14 I tell you, this man went to his home justified [forgiven of the guilt of sin and placed in right standing with God] rather than the other man; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself [forsaking self-righteous pride] will be exalted.”, 15 Now they were also bringing their babies to Him, so that He would touch and bless them, and when the disciples noticed it, they began reprimanding them. 27 But He said, What is impossible with men is possible with God.(B). 9 He also told this parable to some people who trusted in themselves and were confident that they were righteous [that they were upright and in right standing with God] and scorned and made nothing of all the rest of men: 10 Two men went up into the temple [[i]enclosure] to pray, the one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. KJV ... AMP change. 1 Now Jesus was telling the disciples a parable to make the point that at all times they ought to pray and not give up and lose heart, 2 saying, “In a certain city there was a judge who did not fear God and had no respect for man. (C), 32 For He will be handed over to the Gentiles and will be made sport of and scoffed and jeered at and insulted and spit upon. 31 Then taking the Twelve [apostles] aside, He said to them, Listen! The common opinion was that the wealthy had been blessed by God, and would probably enter the kingdom of God provided that they met all their financial obligations (tithes, offerings) to Him and were charitable to those less fortunate. It is a blessed sight to see persons of distinction in the world distinguish themselves from others of their rank by their concern about their souls and another life. 16 But Jesus called them to Himself, saying [to the apostles], “Allow the children to come to Me, and do not forbid them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation, Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC), Everyday Life Bible: The Power of God's Word for Everyday Living--soft leather-look, teal, KJV and Amplified Parallel Bible, Large Print, Leathersoft, Camel/rich red - Slightly Imperfect, Amplified Reading Bible, Imitation Leather, Brown, NKJV Amplified Parallel Bible Hardcover Large Print, Amplified Thinline Holy Bible--bonded leather, burgundy, Amplified Study Bible, Imitation Leather, Brown - Imperfectly Imprinted Bibles. A common Messianic title recognizing the Messiah as a descendant of David. Luke 18:31 See note 6:13. 3 And there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, Protect and defend and give me justice against my adversary. 11 The Pharisee stood [ostentatiously] and began praying to himself [in a self-righteous way, saying]: ‘God, I thank You that I am not like the rest of men—swindlers, unjust (dishonest), adulterers—or even like this tax collector. He said, Lord, let me receive my sight! 28 And Peter said, See, we have left our own [things—home, family, and business] and have followed You. 18 Now Jesus was telling the disciples a parable to make the point that at all times they ought to pray and not give up and lose heart, 2 saying, “In a certain city there was a judge who did not fear God and had no respect for man. ‘God, I thank You that I am not like the rest of men—swindlers, unjust (dishonest), adulterers—or even like this tax collector.