Then 1 Jesus 2 told them a parable to show them they should always 3 pray and not lose heart. 4
Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.
Now He was telling them a parable to show that at all times they ought to pray and not to lose heart,
One day Jesus told his disciples a story to illustrate their need for constant prayer and to show them that they must never give up.
Jesus told them a story showing that it was necessary for them to pray consistently and never quit.
And he made a story for them, the point of which was that men were to go on making prayer and not get tired;
Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart.
Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart,
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[to this end], that men ought
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to show them they should
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1 tn Here καί (kai) has been translated as “then” to indicate the implied sequence of events within the narrative.
2 tn Grk “he”; the referent (Jesus) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
3 tn Or “should pray at all times” (L&N 67.88).
4 sn This is one of the few parables that comes with an explanation at the start: …they should always pray and not lose heart. It is part of Luke’s goal in encouraging Theophilus (1:4).