The Douay-Rheims Bible Luke 18

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LK 18:1  And he spoke also a parable to them, that we ought always to pray, and not to faint,

LK 18:2  Saying: There was a judge in a certain city, who feared not God, nor regarded man.

LK 18:3  And there was a certain widow in that city, and she came to him, saying: Avenge me of my adversary.

LK 18:4  And he would not for a long time. But afterwards he said within himself: Although I fear not God, nor regard man,

LK 18:5  Yet because this widow is troublesome to me, I will avenge her, lest continually coming she weary me.

LK 18:6  And the Lord said: Hear what the unjust judge saith.

LK 18:7  And will not God revenge his elect who cry to him day and night: and will he have patience in their regard?

LK 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?

LK 18:9  And to some who trusted in themselves as just, and despised others, he spoke also this parable:

LK 18:10  Two men went up into the temple to pray: the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.

LK 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.

LK 18:12  I fast twice in a week: I give tithes of all that I possess.

LK 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.

LK 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.

LK 18:15  And they brought unto him also infants, that he might touch them. Which when the disciples saw, they rebuked them.

LK 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.

LK 18:17  Amen, I say to you: Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a child, shall not enter into it.

LK 18:18  And a certain ruler asked him, saying: Good master, what shall I do to possess everlasting life?

LK 18:19  And Jesus said to him: Why dost thou call me good? None is good but God alone.

LK 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.

LK 18:21  Who said: All these things have I kept from my youth.

LK 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.

LK 18:23  He having heard these things, became sorrowful; for he was very rich.

LK 18:24  And Jesus seeing him become sorrowful, said: How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God.

LK 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.

LK 18:26  And they that heard it, said: Who then can be saved?

LK 18:27  He said to them: The things that are impossible with men, are possible with God.

LK 18:28  Then Peter said: Behold, we have left all things, and have followed thee.

LK 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,

LK 18:30  Who shall not receive much more in this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting.

LK 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.

LK 18:32  For he shall be delivered to the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and scourged, and spit upon:

LK 18:33  And after they have scourged him, they will put him to death; and the third day he shall rise again.

LK 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.

LK 18:35  Now it came to pass, when he drew nigh to Jericho, that a certain blind man sat by the way side, begging.

LK 18:36  And when he heard the multitude passing by, he asked what this meant.

LK 18:37  And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by.

LK 18:38  And he cried out, saying: Jesus, son of David, have mercy on me.

LK 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.

LK 18:40  And Jesus standing, commanded him to be brought unto him. And when he was come near, he asked him,

LK 18:41  Saying: What wilt thou that I do to thee? But he said: Lord, that I may see.

LK 18:42  And Jesus said to him: Receive thy sight: thy faith hath made thee whole.

LK 18:43  And immediately he saw, and followed him, glorifying God. And all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.