Luke 17:11-19

1 Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to teach them that they should always pray and never become discouraged.

2 “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected people.

3 And there was a widow in that same town who kept coming to him and pleading for her rights, saying, ‘Help me against my opponent!’

4 For a long time the judge refused to act, but at last he said to himself, ‘Even though I don’t fear God or respect people,

5 yet because of all the trouble this widow is giving me, I will see to it that she gets her rights. If I don’t, she will keep on coming and finally wear me out!’ ”

6 And the Lord continued, “Listen to what that corrupt judge said.

7 Now, will God not judge in favour of his own people who cry to him day and night for help? Will he be slow to help them?

8 I tell you, he will judge in their favour and do it quickly. But will the Son of Man find faith on earth when he comes?”

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