Yet because this widow troubles me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.
Treasury of Scripture
Luke 11:8 I say to you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend...
Judges 16:16 And it came to pass, when she pressed him daily with her words, and urged him, so that his soul was vexed to death;
2 Samuel 13:24-27 And Absalom came to the king, and said, Behold now, your servant has sheep shearers; let the king, I beseech you...
Luke 18:39 And they which went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried so much the more, You son of David...
Matthew 15:23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and sought him, saying, Send her away; for she cries after us.
Mark 10:47,48 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, you son of David, have mercy on me...
ContextParable of the Persistent Widow
1And he spoke a parable to them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; 2Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither 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 by her continual coming she weary me. 6And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge said. 7And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night to him, though he bear long with them? 8I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man comes, shall he find faith on the earth?
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest she wear me out by her continual coming.
Yet because this widow is troublesome to me, I will avenge her, lest continually coming she weary me.
Darby Bible Translation
at any rate because this widow annoys me I will avenge her, that she may not by perpetually coming completely harass me.
King James Bible
Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.
Young's Literal Translation
yet because this widow doth give me trouble, I will do her justice, lest, perpetually coming, she may plague me.'