Lucas 18

1 AND he spake also a parable to them, that in all time (men) should pray and not weary.

2 There was a judge in a certain city who of Aloha was not afraid, and of men was not regardful.

3 But a certain widow was in that city, who came to him, saying, Avenge me of my adversary.

4 And he was not willing long time; but afterward he said within himself, If of Aloha I am not afraid, and of men am not regardful,

5 yet, because this widow wearies me, I will avenge her, that in all time she come not molesting me.

6 And our Lord said, Hear what saith the unrighteous judge.

7 But shall not Aloha do vengeance for his chosen, who cry to him by day and by night, and prolong his spirit towards them?

8 I tell you he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of man shall come, will he find faith upon the earth?

9 And he spake this parable against some who trusted in themselves that they were just, and despised all (men):

10 Two men went up to the temple to pray, the one a Pharisha, the other a publican;

11 and, behold, the Pharisha stood (and) within himself these words prayed: Aloha, I thank thee that I am not as the rest of men, rapacious and unjust, and adulterers; nor as this publican.

12 But I fast twice in the week, and tithe whatever I possess.

13 But that publican stood from afar, and would not even his eyes lift up to heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, Aloha, be merciful to me a sinner!

14 I tell you that this one went down justified to his house, rather than that Pharisha. For every man who exalteth himself shall be humbled, and every one who humbleth himself shall be exalted.

15 Then they brought to him infants, that he should touch them: and the disciples saw it, and rebuked them.

16 But Jeshu called them, and said to them, Suffer children to come to me, and forbid them not; for of those who are as these,

17 of them is the kingdom of heaven. Amen I say to you, That whoever does not receive the kingdom of Aloha as a child, shall not enter into it.

18 AND one of the rulers asked him, saying, Good Teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?

19 Jeshu saith to him, Why callest thou me good, and none is good but one, Aloha?

20 The commandments thou knowest, Thou shalt not kill, and, Thou shalt not commit adultery, and, Thou shalt not steal, and, Thou shalt not witness false testimony, Honour thy father and thy mother.

21 He saith to him, These all have I kept from my childhood.

22 But when Jeshu heard this, he said to him, One thing is lacking with thee; go, sell whatever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven, and come after me.

23 But he, when he heard these words, was grieved; for he was very rich.

24 And when Jeshu saw that he was grieved, he said, How difficult is it to those who have riches to enter into the kingdom of Aloha!

25 It is easier for a camel into the aperture of a needle to enter, than the rich into the kingdom of Aloha.

26 They who heard said to him, And who can be saved?

27 But Jeshu said, Those (things) which with the sons of men are not possible, with Aloha are possible to be done.

28 Shemun Kipha said to him, Behold, we have forsaken every thing, and have come after thee.

29 Jeshu saith to him, Amen I say to you, That no man who leaveth houses, or fathers, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of Aloha,

30 and shall not receive by two-fold (as) many in this time, and in the world that cometh the life that is eternal.

31 AND Jeshu took the twelve, and said to them, Behold, we go up to Urishlem, and shall be fulfilled all (things) that are written in the prophets concerning the Son of man.

32 For he will be delivered to the Gentiles; and they will deride him, and spit in his face,

33 and will scourge him, and maltreat him, and kill him; and the third day he shall arise.

34 But not one of these understood they: for this word was hidden from them, and they knew not those sayings which were spoken with them.

35 And as he drew nigh to Jirichu, a certain blind man was sitting by the road-side, and begging.

36 And he heard the voice of the multitude as it was passing, and asked what was this.

37 They say to him, Jeshu Natsroya passeth.

38 And he cried and said, Jeshu bar David, have mercy on me!

39 And they who went before Jeshu rebuked him, that he might be silent: but he cried out the more, Son of David, have mercy on me!

40 And Jeshu stood, and commanded that they should lead him unto him. And when he, approached him, he asked him and said to him,

41 What wilt thou I shall do for thee? And he said, My Lord, that I may see.

42 And Jeshu said to him, See! thy faith hath saved thee.

43 And in an instant he saw, and came after him, and glorified Aloha: and all the people, when they saw, gave praise to Aloha.