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XVIII.  And he spoke also a parable to them, to the end that they ought always to pray, and not to faint;

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

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

4And he would not for a while; but afterward he said within himself: Though I fear not God, nor regard man,

5yet because this widow troubles me, I will avenge her, lest continually coming she weary me.

6And the Lord said: Hear what the unjust judge says.

7And will not God avenge his chosen, who cry to him day and night, though he is long suffering in respect to them?

8I say to you, that he will avenge them speedily. But yet, when the Son of man comes, will he find faith on the earth?

9And he spoke this parable to some who trust in themselves that they are righteous, and despise others.

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

11The Pharisee stood, and prayed thus with himself: God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.

12I fast twice in the week; I give tithes of all that I possess.

13And the publican, standing afar off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying: God be merciful to me, the sinner.

14I say to you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other. For every one that exalts himself shall be humbled; and he that humbles himself shall be exalted.

15And they brought to him also infants, that he might touch them; and the disciples seeing it rebuked them.

16But Jesus calling them to him, said: Suffer the little children to come to me, and forbid them not; for to such belongs the kingdom of God.

17Verily I say to you, whoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, shall not enter therein.

18And a certain ruler asked him, saying: Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?

19And Jesus said to him: Why dost thou call me good? None is good save one, God.

20Thou knowest the commandments: Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor thy father and thy mother.

21And he said: All these I kept from my youth.

22And Jesus hearing it said to him: Yet lackest thou one thing; sell all that thou hast, and distribute to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.

23And hearing this, he became very sorrowful; for he was exceedingly rich.

24And Jesus seeing him became very sorrowful, said: How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!

25For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

26And they who heard it said: And who can be saved?

27And he said: The things that are impossible with men are possible with God.

28And Peter said: Lo, we forsook all, and followed thee.

29And he said to them: Verily I say to you, there is no one that forsook house, or parents, or brothers, or wife, or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God,

30who shall not receive manifold more in this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting.

31And taking with him the twelve, he said to them: Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and all the things written by the prophets for the Son of man shall be accomplished.

32For he will be delivered to the Gentiles, and will be mocked, and insulted, and spit upon,

33and they will scourge him, and put him to death; and on the third day he will rise again.

34And they understood none of these things; and this saying was hidden from them, and they knew not the things that were said.

35And it came to pass, that as he came near to Jericho, a certain blind man was sitting by the way-side, begging.

36And hearing a multitude passing by, he inquired what this was.

37And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.

38And he called aloud, saying: Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me.

39And they who went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace. But he cried much the more: Son of David, have mercy on me.

40And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be brought to him. And when he was come near, he asked him,

41saying: What wilt thou that I shall do to thee? And he said: Lord, that I may receive sight.

42And Jesus said to him: Receive sight; thy faith has made thee whole.

43And immediately he received sight, and followed him, glorifying God. And all the people, seeing it, gave praise to God.