32. Teaching concerning Persistent Prayer
1 And He told them a aparable to the end that they ought always to bpray and cnot lose heart,
2 Saying, There was a certain judge in a certain city who did anot fear God and did not regard man.
3 And there was a 1widow in that city, and she kept coming to him, saying, 2Avenge me of my 3opponent.
4 And for a time he would not; but afterward he said within himself, Even though I do not fear God nor regard man,
5 Yet because this widow causes me trouble, I will avenge her, lest by continually coming she wear me out.
6 And the Lord said, Hear what the aunrighteous judge says.
7 And will not God by all means carry out the aavenging of His bchosen ones, who cry to Him cday and night, though He is dlong-suffering over them?
8 I tell you that He will carry out their avenging quickly. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man 1acomes, will He find 2faith on the earth?