18:1 And he spoke also a parable to them, that we ought always to pray, and not to faint,
18:2 Saying: There was a judge in a certain city, who feared not God, nor regarded man.
18:3 And there was a certain widow in that city, and she came to him, saying: Avenge me of my adversary.
18:4 And he would not for a long time. But afterwards he said within himself: Although I fear not God, nor regard man,
18:5 Yet because this widow is troublesome to me, I will avenge her, lest continually coming she weary me.
18:6 And the Lord said: Hear what the unjust judge saith.
18:7 And will not God revenge his elect who cry to him day and night: and will he have patience in their regard?
18:8 I say to you, that he will quickly revenge them. But yet the Son of man, when he cometh, shall he find, think you, faith on earth?
18:9 And to some who trusted in themselves as just, and despised others, he spoke also this parable:
18:10 Two men went up into the temple to pray: the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.
18:11 The Pharisee standing, prayed thus with himself: O God, I give thee thanks that I am not as the rest of men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, as also is this publican.
18:12 I fast twice in a week: I give tithes of all that I possess.
18:13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not so much as lift up his eyes towards heaven; but struck his breast, saying: O god, be merciful to me a sinner.
18:14 I say to you, this man went down into his house justified rather that the other: because every one that exalteth himself, shall be humbled: and he that humbleth himself, shall be exalted.
18:15 And they brought unto him also infants, that he might touch them. Which when the disciples saw, they rebuked them.
18:16 But Jesus, calling them together, said: Suffer children to come to me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
18:17 Amen, I say to you: Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a child, shall not enter into it.
18:18 And a certain ruler asked him, saying: Good master, what shall I do to possess everlasting life?
18:19 And Jesus said to him: Why dost thou call me good? None is good but God alone.
18:20 Thou knowest the commandments: Thou shalt not kill: Thou shalt not commit adultery: Thou shalt not steal: Thou shalt not bear false witness: Honour thy father and mother.
18:21 Who said: All these things have I kept from my youth.
18:22 Which when Jesus had heard, he said to him: Yet one thing is wanting to thee: sell all whatever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.
18:23 He having heard these things, became sorrowful; for he was very rich.
18:24 And Jesus seeing him become sorrowful, said: How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God.
18:25 For it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
18:26 And they that heard it, said: Who then can be saved?
18:27 He said to them: The things that are impossible with men, are possible with God.
18:28 Then Peter said: Behold, we have left all things, and have followed thee.
18:29 Who said to them: Amen, I say to you, there is no man that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God's sake,
18:30 Who shall not receive much more in this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting.
18:31 Then Jesus took unto him the twelve, and said to them: Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things shall be accomplished which were written by the prophets concerning the Son of man.
18:32 For he shall be delivered to the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and scourged, and spit upon:
18:33 And after they have scourged him, they will put him to death; and the third day he shall rise again.
18:34 And they understood none of these things, and this word was hid from them, and they understood not the things that were said.
18:35 Now it came to pass, when he drew nigh to Jericho, that a certain blind man sat by the way side, begging.
18:36 And when he heard the multitude passing by, he asked what this meant.
18:37 And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by.
18:38 And he cried out, saying: Jesus, son of David, have mercy on me.
18:39 And they that went before, rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried out much more: Son of David, have mercy on me.
18:40 And Jesus standing, commanded him to be brought unto him. And when he was come near, he asked him,
18:41 Saying: What wilt thou that I do to thee? But he said: Lord, that I may see.
18:42 And Jesus said to him: Receive thy sight: thy faith hath made thee whole.
18:43 And immediately he saw, and followed him, glorifying God. And all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.
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