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Luke 18:8 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— I say unto you, that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “I tell you that He will bring about justice for them quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of man cometh, will he find faith on the earth?
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— I say unto you that he will avenge them speedily. But when the Son of man comes, shall he indeed find faith on the earth?
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— I tell you—He will execute their vindication, quickly! nevertheless, though, the Son of Man, do come, will he, after all, find the faith on the earth?
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— I say to you, that He will execute the justice to them quickly; but the Son of Man having come, shall he find the faith upon the earth?'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— I say to you that he will quickly revenge them. But yet the Son of man, when he cometh, shall he find, think you, faith on earth?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— I tell you that he wil auenge them speedily. Neuerthelesse, when the Son of man commeth, shall hee find faith on the earth?
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— I tell you he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of man shall come, will he find faith upon the earth?
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— I tell you, He will vindicate them speedily. Yet the Son of man will come; and will he find faith on the earth?

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
I tell 3004
{3004} Prime
λέγω
lego
{leg'-o}
A primary verb; properly to 'lay' forth, that is, (figuratively) relate (in words [usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas G2036 and G5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while G4483 is properly to break silence merely, and G2980 means an extended or random harangue]); by implication to mean.
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
you 5213
{5213} Prime
ὑμῖν
humin
{hoo-min'}
Irregular dative case of G5210; to (with or by) you.
that 3754
{3754} Prime
ὅτι
hoti
{hot'-ee}
Neuter of G3748 as conjugation; demonstrative that (sometimes redundant); causatively because.
he will y4160
[4160] Standard
ποιέω
poieo
{poy-eh'-o}
Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do (in a very wide application, more or less direct).
z5692
<5692> Grammar
Tense - Future (See G5776)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 814
avenge 1557
{1557} Prime
ἐκδίκησις
ekdikesis
{ek-dik'-ay-sis}
From G1556; vindication, retribution.
x4160
(4160) Complement
ποιέω
poieo
{poy-eh'-o}
Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do (in a very wide application, more or less direct).
them 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
speedily. 5034
{5034} Prime
τάχος
tachos
{takh'-os}
From the same as G5036; a brief space (of time), that is, (with G1722 prefixed) in haste.
1722
{1722} Prime
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
Nevertheless 4133
{4133} Prime
πλήν
plen
{plane}
From G4119; moreover (besides), that is, albeit, save that, rather, yet.
when y687
[0687] Standard
ἆρα
ara
{ar'-ah}
A form of G0686, denoting an interrogation to which a negative answer is presumed.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
Son 5207
{5207} Prime
υἱός
huios
{hwee-os'}
Apparently a primary word; a 'son' (sometimes of animals), used very widely of immediate, remote or figurative kinship.
of man 444
{0444} Prime
ἄνθρωπος
anthropos
{anth'-ro-pos}
From G0435 and ὤψ [[ops]] (the countenance; from G3700); manfaced, that is, a human being.
cometh, 2064
{2064} Prime
ἔρχομαι
erchomai
{er'-khom-ahee}
Middle voice of a primary verb (used only in the present and imperfect tenses, the others being supplied by a kindred [middle voice] word, ἐλεύθομαι [[eleuthomai]], {el-yoo'-thom-ahee}; or [active] ἔλθω [[eltho]], {el'-tho}; which do not otherwise occur); to come or go (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively).
z5631
<5631> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 889
shall x687
(0687) Complement
ἆρα
ara
{ar'-ah}
A form of G0686, denoting an interrogation to which a negative answer is presumed.
he find 2147
{2147} Prime
εὑρίσκω
heurisko
{hyoo-ris'-ko}
A prolonged form of a primary word εὕρω [[heuro]], {hyoo'-ro}; which (together with another cognate form, εὑρέω [[heureo]], {hyoo-reh'-o}) is used for it in all the tenses except the present and imperfect; to find (literally or figuratively).
z5692
<5692> Grammar
Tense - Future (See G5776)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 814
faith 4102
{4102} Prime
πίστις
pistis
{pis'-tis}
From G3982; persuasion, that is, credence; moral conviction (of religious truth, or the truthfulness of God or a religious teacher), especially reliance upon Christ for salvation; abstractly constancy in such profession; by extension the system of religious (Gospel) truth itself.
on 1909
{1909} Prime
ἐπί
epi
{ep-ee'}
A primary preposition properly meaning superimposition (of time, place, order, etc.), as a relation of distribution [with the genitive case], that is, over, upon, etc.; of rest (with the dative case) at, on, etc.; of direction (with the accusative case) towards, upon, etc.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
earth? 1093
{1093} Prime
γῆ
ge
{ghay}
Contracted from a primary word; soil; by extension a region, or the solid part or the whole of the terrene globe (including the occupants in each application).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Luke 18:6-8.


Luke 18:8

_ _ speedily — as if pained at the long delay, impatient for the destined moment to interpose. (Compare Proverbs 29:1.)

_ _ Nevertheless, etc. — that is, Yet ere the Son of man comes to redress the wrongs of His Church, so low will the hope of relief sink, through the length of the delay, that one will be fain to ask, Will He find any faith of a coming avenger left on the earth? From this we learn: (1) That the primary and historical reference of this parable is to the Church in its widowed, desolate, oppressed, defenseless condition during the present absence of her Lord in the heavens; (2) That in these circumstances importunate, persevering prayer for deliverance is the Church’s fitting exercise; (3) That notwithstanding every encouragement to this, so long will the answer be delayed, while the need of relief continues the same, and all hope of deliverance will have nearly died out, and “faith” of Christ’s coming scarcely to be found. But the application of the parable to prayer in general is so obvious as to have nearly hidden its more direct reference, and so precious that one cannot allow it to disappear in any public and historical interpretation.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Luke 18:1-8.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Luke 18:8

Yet when the Son of man cometh, will he find faith upon earth — Yet notwithstanding all the instances both of his long suffering and of his justice, whenever he shall remarkably appear, against their enemies in this age or in after ages, how few true believers will be found upon earth!

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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he will:

Psalms 46:5 God [is] in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, [and that] right early.
Psalms 143:7-9 Hear me speedily, O LORD: my spirit faileth: hide not thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit. ... Deliver me, O LORD, from mine enemies: I flee unto thee to hide me.
2 Peter 2:3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.
2 Peter 3:8-9 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day [is] with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. ... The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

when:

Matthew 24:9-13 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake. ... But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
Matthew 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if [it were] possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
1 Thessalonians 5:1-3 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. ... For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
Hebrews 10:23-26 Let us hold fast the profession of [our] faith without wavering; (for he [is] faithful that promised;) ... For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
James 5:1-8 Go to now, [ye] rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon [you]. ... Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.
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Ps 46:5; 143:7. Mt 24:9, 24. 1Th 5:1. He 10:23. Jm 5:1. 2P 2:3; 3:8.

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