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The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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1Of the importunate widow.
9Of the Pharisee and the publican.
15Of Children brought to Christ.
18A ruler would follow Christ, but is hindered by his riches.
28The reward of them that leave all for his sake.
31He foretells his death;
35and restores a blind man to his sight.
 
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Chapter 18

Verse 1
And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;


that
11:5-8; 21:36; Genesis 32:9-12,24-26; Job 27:8-10; Psalms 55:16,17; 65:2; Psalms 86:3; *marg:; Psalms 102:17; 142:5-7; Jeremiah 29:12; Romans 12:12; Ephesians 6:18; Philippians 4:6; Colossians 4:2,12; 1 Thessalonians 5:17
and not
Psalms 27:13; Jonah 2:7; Galatians 6:9; Hebrews 12:3-5

Verse 2
Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man:
city
Gr. certain city. which.
4; Exodus 18:21,22; 2 Chronicles 19:3-9; Job 29:7-17; Psalms 8:1-4; Jeremiah 22:16,17; Ezekiel 22:6-8; Micah 3:1-3; Romans 3:14-18
regarded
Proverbs 29:7; Isaiah 33:8

Verse 3
And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.
a widow
Deuteronomy 27:19; 2 Samuel 14:5-24; Job 22:9; 29:13; Isaiah 1:17,21-23; Jeremiah 5:28
Avenge
7,8; Romans 13:3,4

Verse 4
And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;
he said
12:17; 16:3; Hebrews 4:12,13

Verse 5
Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.
because
11:8; Judges 16:16; 2 Samuel 13:24-27
weary
39; Matthew 15:23; Mark 10:47,48

Verse 7
And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?
shall
11:13; Matthew 7:11
avenge
1 Samuel 24:12-15; 26:10,11; Psalms 9:8; 10:15-18; 54:1-7; Jeremiah 20:11-13; 2 Thessalonians 1:6; Revelation 6:10; 18:20
which
2:37; Psalms 88:1; 1 Thessalonians 3:10; 1 Timothy 5:5; 2 Timothy 1:3; Revelation 7:15
though
Psalms 13:1,2; Habakkuk 2:3; Hebrews 10:35-37

Verse 8
I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
he will
Psalms 46:5; 143:7-9; 2 Peter 2:3; 3:8,9
when
Matthew 24:9-13,24; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-3; Hebrews 10:23-26; James 5:1-8

Verse 9
And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:
which
10:29; 15:29; 16:15; Proverbs 30:12; Isaiah 65:5; 66:5; John 9:28,34; Romans 7:9; Romans 9:31,32; 10:3; Philippians 3:4-6
that they were righteous
or, as being righteous. and despised.
11; 7:39; 15:2,30; 19:7; John 7:47-49; 8:48; Acts 22:21; Romans 14:10

Verse 10
Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.
into
1:9,10; 19:46; 1 Kings 8:30; Acts 3:1
a Pharisee
7:29,30; Matthew 21:31,32; Acts 23:6-8; 26:5; Philippians 3:5

Verse 11
The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.
stood
Psalms 134:1; 135:2; Matthew 6:5; Mark 11:25
God
Isaiah 1:15; 58:2; Jeremiah 2:28,35; Ezekiel 33:31; Micah 3:11; 1 Corinthians 4:7,8; 15:9,10; 1 Timothy 1:12-16; Revelation 3:17
as
20:47; Isaiah 65:5; Matthew 3:7-10; 19:18-20; Galatians 3:10; Philippians 3:6; James 2:9-12

Verse 12
I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.
fast
17:10; Numbers 23:4; 1 Samuel 15:13; 2 Kings 10:16; Isaiah 1:15; 58:2,3; Zechariah 7:5,6; Matthew 6:1,5,16; 9:14; 15:7-9; Romans 3:27; 10:1-3; 1 Corinthians 1:29; Galatians 1:14; Ephesians 2:9; 1 Timothy 4:8
I give
11:42; Leviticus 27:30-33; Numbers 18:24; Malachi 3:8; Matthew 23:23,24

Verse 13
And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
standing
5:8; 7:6,7; 17:12; Ezra 9:6; Job 42:6; Psalms 40:12; Isaiah 6:5; Ezekiel 16:63; Daniel 9:7-9; Acts 2:37
but
23:48; Jeremiah 31:18,19; 2 Corinthians 7:11
God
Psalms 25:7,11; 41:4; 51:1-3; 86:15,16; 119:41; 130:3,4,7; Daniel 9:5,9-11; Daniel 9:18,19; Hebrews 4:16; 8:12
a sinner
15:18-21; 23:40-43; 2 Chronicles 33:12,13,19,23; Psalms 106:6; Isaiah 1:18; 64:5,6; Matthew 9:13; Romans 5:8,20,21; 1 Timothy 1:15; 1 John 1:8-10

Verse 14
I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
went
5:24,25; 7:47-50; 1 Samuel 1:18; Ecclesiastes 9:7
justified
10:29; 16:15; Job 9:20; 25:4; Psalms 143:2; Isaiah 45:25; 53:11; Romans 3:20; Romans 4:5; 5:1; 8:33; Galatians 2:16; James 2:21-25
every
1:52; 14:11; Exodus 18:11; Job 22:29; 40:9-13; Psalms 138:6; Proverbs 3:34; 15:33; Proverbs 16:18,19; 18:12; 29:23; Isaiah 2:11-17; 57:15; Daniel 4:37; Habakkuk 2:4; Matthew 5:3; 23:12; James 4:6,10; 1 Peter 5:5,6

Verse 15
And they brought unto him also infants, that he would touch them: but when his disciples saw it, they rebuked them.
they brought
1 Samuel 1:24; Matthew 19:13-15; Mark 10:13-16
they rebuked
9:49,50,54

Verse 16
But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
Suffer
Genesis 47:10-14; 21:4; Deuteronomy 29:11; 31:12; 2 Chronicles 20:13; Jeremiah 32:39; Acts 2:39; 1 Corinthians 7:14
for
Matthew 18:3,4; 1 Corinthians 14:20; 1 Peter 2:2

Verse 17
Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.
Psalms 131:1,2; Mark 10:15; 1 Peter 1:14

Verse 18
And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
a certain
Matthew 19:16-30; Mark 10:17-31
Good
6:46; Ezekiel 33:31; Malachi 1:6; John 13:13-15
what
10:25; Acts 2:37; 16:30

Verse 19
And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God.
1:35; 11:13; Job 14:4; 15:14-16; 25:4; 1 Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 7:26; James 1:17

Verse 20
Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother.
knowest
10:26-28; Isaiah 8:20; Matthew 19:17-19; Mark 10:18,19; Romans 3:20; 7:7-11
Do not commit
Exodus 20:12-17; Deuteronomy 5:16-21; Romans 13:9; Galatians 3:10-13; Ephesians 6:2; Colossians 3:20; James 2:8-11

Verse 21
And he said, All these have I kept from my youth up.
11,12; 15:7,29; Matthew 19:20,21; Mark 10:20,21; Romans 10:2,3; Philippians 3:6

Verse 22
Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.
one
10:42; Psalms 27:4; Philippians 3:13; 2 Peter 3:8
sell
12:33; 16:9; Matthew 6:19,20; Acts 2:44,45; 4:34-37; 1 Timothy 6:18,19
and come
9:23,57-62; Matthew 19:21,27,28

Verse 23
And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for he was very rich.
he was very sorrowful
8:14; 12:15; 19:8; 21:34; Judges 18:23,24; Job 31:24,25; Ezekiel 33:31; Matthew 19:22; Mark 10:22; Ephesians 5:5; Philippians 3:8; Colossians 3:5; 1 John 2:15

Verse 24
And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!
he was
Mark 6:26; 2 Corinthians 7:9,10
How
Deuteronomy 6:10-12; 8:11-17; Psalms 10:3; 73:5-12; Proverbs 11:28; 18:11; 30:9; Jeremiah 2:31; 5:5; Matthew 19:23-25; Mark 10:23-27; 1 Corinthians 1:26,27; 1 Timothy 6:9,10; James 2:5-7; 5:1-6

Verse 25
For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
a camel
Some render a cable; but it may justly be doubted whether [ ()] ever was so translated before, for the word for a cable, as the scholiast on Aristophanes expressly affirms, is written [kamilos] not with an "e" [eta], but with an "i" [iota.] Some few MSS., it is true, have got the word [kamilos] into the text, but it is evidently an attempted improvement.
Matthew 23:24

Verse 26
And they that heard it said, Who then can be saved?
Who
13:23

Verse 27
And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.
1:37; Genesis 18:14; Job 42:2; Jeremiah 32:17; Daniel 4:35; Zechariah 8:6; Matthew 19:26; Ephesians 1:19,20; 2:4-10

Verse 28
Then Peter said, Lo, we have left all, and followed thee.
5:11; Matthew 4:19-22; 9:9; 19:27; Mark 10:28; Philippians 3:7

Verse 29
And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God's sake,
There
14:26-28; Deuteronomy 33:9; Matthew 10:37-39; 19:28-30; Mark 10:29-31

Verse 30
Who shall not receive manifold more in this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting.
manifold more
12:31,32; Job 42:10; Psalms 37:16; 63:4,5; 84:10-12; 119:72,103,111,127; Psalms 119:162; Romans 6:21-23; 1 Timothy 4:8; 6:6; Hebrews 13:5,6; Revelation 2:10,17; 3:21

Verse 31
Then he took unto him the twelve, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished.
Behold
9:22; 24:6,7; Matthew 16:21; 17:22,23; 20:17-19; Mark 8:31,9,30,31; Mark 10:32-34
and
24:44-46; Psalms 22:1-31; 69:1-36; Isaiah 53:1-12; Daniel 9:26; Zechariah 13:7

Verse 32
For he shall be delivered unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spitted on:
delivered
23:1,11; Matthew 27:2; Mark 15:1; John 18:28,30,35; Acts 3:13
mocked
22:63-65; 23:11,35; Isaiah 50:6; 52:14; 53:3; Micah 5:1; Matthew 26:67; Matthew 27:28-30; Mark 14:65; 15:17-20; John 18:22; 19:1-5

Verse 33
And they shall scourge him, and put him to death: and the third day he shall rise again.
and the
24:7,21; Matthew 27:63; 1 Corinthians 15:3,4

Verse 34
And they understood none of these things: and this saying was hid from them, neither knew they the things which were spoken.
2:50; 9:45; 24:25,45; Mark 9:32; John 10:6; 12:16; 16:1-19

Verse 35
And it came to pass, that as he was come nigh unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way side begging:
as
Matthew 20:29,30; Mark 10:46,47
begging
16:20,21; 1 Samuel 2:8; John 9:8; Acts 3:2

Verse 36
And hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant.
he
15:26; Matthew 21:10,11

Verse 37
And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth passeth by.
they
Mark 2:1-3; John 12:35,36; 2 Corinthians 6:2
Jesus
2:51; Matthew 2:23; John 1:45; 19:19; Acts 2:22; 4:10

Verse 38
And he cried, saying, Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me.
Jesus
Psalms 62:12; Isaiah 9:6,7; 11:1; Jeremiah 23:5; Matthew 9:27; 12:23; 15:22; 21:9,15; Matthew 22:42-45; Romans 1:3; Revelation 22:16

Verse 39
And they which went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried so much the more, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me.
rebuked
15; 8:49; 11:52; 19:39
but
11:8-10; 18:1; Genesis 32:26-28; Psalms 141:1; Jeremiah 29:12,13; Matthew 7:7; 26:40-44; 2 Corinthians 12:8

Verse 40
And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be brought unto him: and when he was come near, he asked him,
Matthew 20:31-34; Mark 10:48-52

Verse 41
Saying, What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight.
What
1 Kings 3:5-15; Matthew 20:21,22; Romans 8:25; Philippians 4:6

Verse 42
And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight: thy faith hath saved thee.
Receive
Psalms 33:9; 107:20; Matthew 8:3; 15:28
thy faith
7:50; 8:48; 17:19

Verse 43
And immediately he received his sight, and followed him, glorifying God: and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise unto God.
he
Psalms 30:2; 146:8; Isaiah 29:18,19; 35:5; 42:16; 43:8; Matthew 9:28-30; 11:5; Matthew 21:14; John 9:5-7,39,40; Acts 26:18
followed
4:39; 5:26; 17:15-18; Psalms 103:1-3; 107:8,15,21,22,31,32; Isaiah 43:7,8; Isaiah 43:21; Acts 4:21; 11:18; Galatians 1:24; 2 Thessalonians 1:10-12; 1 Peter 2:9


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