Luke 18:1 KJV (With Strong’s)

ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
de (Greek #1161)
but, and, etc.
KJV usage: also, and, but, moreover, now (often unexpressed in English).
Pronounce: deh
Origin: a primary particle (adversative or continuative)
he spake
lego (Greek #3004)
properly, to "lay" forth, i.e. (figuratively) relate (in words (usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas 2036 and 5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while 4483 is properly to break silence merely, and 2980 means an extended or random harangue)); by implication, to mean
KJV usage: ask, bid, boast, call, describe, give out, name, put forth, say(-ing, on), shew, speak, tell, utter.
Pronounce: leg'-o
Origin: a primary verb
kai (Greek #2532)
and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
KJV usage: and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
Pronounce: kahee
Origin: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force
a parable
parabole (Greek #3850)
a similitude ("parable"), i.e. (symbolic) fictitious narrative (of common life conveying a moral), apothegm or adage
KJV usage: comparison, figure, parable, proverb.
Pronounce: par-ab-ol-ay'
Origin: from 3846
unto them
autos (Greek #846)
the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative 1438) of the third person , and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons
KJV usage: her, it(-self), one, the other, (mine) own, said, (self-), the) same, ((him-, my-, thy- )self, (your-)selves, she, that, their(-s), them(-selves), there(-at, - by, -in, -into, -of, -on, -with), they, (these) things, this (man), those, together, very, which. Compare 848.
Pronounce: ow-tos'
Origin: from the particle αὖ (perhaps akin to the base of 109 through the idea of a baffling wind) (backward)
pros (Greek #4314)
a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. toward (with the genitive case, the side of, i.e. pertaining to; with the dative case, by the side of, i.e. near to; usually with the accusative case, the place, time, occasion, or respect, which is the destination of the relation, i.e. whither or for which it is predicated)
KJV usage: about, according to , against, among, at, because of, before, between, (where-)by, for, X at thy house, in, for intent, nigh unto, of, which pertain to, that, to (the end that), X together, to (you) -ward, unto, with(-in). In the comparative case, it denotes essentially the same applications, namely, motion towards, accession to, or nearness at.
Pronounce: pros
Origin: a strengthened form of 4253
to this end, that men ought
dei (Greek #1163)
also δέον (deh-on'); neuter active participle of the same; both used impersonally; it is (was, etc.) necessary (as binding)
KJV usage: behoved, be meet, must (needs), (be) need(-ful), ought, should.
Pronounce: die
Origin: 3d person singular active present of 1210
m always
pantote (Greek #3842)
every when, i.e. at all times
KJV usage: alway(-s), ever(-more).
Pronounce: pan'-tot-eh
Origin: from 3956 and 3753
to pray
proseuchomai (Greek #4336)
to pray to God, i.e. supplicate, worship
KJV usage: pray (X earnestly, for), make prayer.
Pronounce: pros-yoo'-khom-ahee
Origin: from 4314 and 2172
, and
kai (Greek #2532)
and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
KJV usage: and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
Pronounce: kahee
Origin: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force
me (Greek #3361)
(adverb) not, (conjunction) lest; also (as an interrogative implying a negative answer (whereas 3756 expects an affirmative one)) whether
KJV usage: any but (that), X forbear, + God forbid, + lack, lest, neither, never, no (X wise in), none, nor, (can-)not, nothing, that not, un(-taken), without. Often used in compounds in substantially the same relations. See also 3362, 3363, 3364, 3372, 3373, 3375, 3378.
Pronounce: may
Origin: a primary particle of qualified negation (whereas 3756 expresses an absolute denial)
to faint
ekkakeo (Greek #1573)
to be (bad or) weak, i.e. (by implication) to fail (in heart)
KJV usage: faint, be weary.
Pronounce: ek-kak-eh'-o
Origin: from 1537 and 2556

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Cross References

1-8:  Of the importunate widow.
9-14:  Of the Pharisee and the publican.
15-17:  Of Children brought to Christ.
18-27:  A ruler would follow Christ, but is hindered by his riches.
28-30:  The reward of them that leave all for his sake.
31-34:  He foretells his death;
35-43:  and restores a blind man to his sight.
Luke 11:5‑8• 5And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves;
6For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him?
7And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee.
8I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth.
(Luke 11:5‑8)
Luke 21:36• 36Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man. (Luke 21:36)
Gen. 32:9‑12,24‑26• 9And Jacob said, O God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, the Lord which saidst unto me, Return unto thy country, and to thy kindred, and I will deal well with thee:
10I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which thou hast showed unto thy servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I am become two bands.
11Deliver me, I pray thee, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau: for I fear him, lest he will come and smite me, and the mother with the children.
12And thou saidst, I will surely do thee good, and make thy seed as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.
24And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.
25And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him.
26And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.
(Gen. 32:9‑12,24‑26)
Job 27:8‑10• 8For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God taketh away his soul?
9Will God hear his cry when trouble cometh upon him?
10Will he delight himself in the Almighty? will he always call upon God?
(Job 27:8‑10)
Psa. 55:16‑17• 16As for me, I will call upon God; and the Lord shall save me.
17Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.
(Psa. 55:16‑17)
Psa. 65:2• 2O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come. (Psa. 65:2)
Psa. 86:3• 3Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto thee daily. (Psa. 86:3)
Psa. 86•  (Psa. 86)
Psa. 102:17• 17He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer. (Psa. 102:17)
Psa. 142:5‑7• 5I cried unto thee, O Lord: I said, Thou art my refuge and my portion in the land of the living.
6Attend unto my cry; for I am brought very low: deliver me from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I.
7Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise thy name: the righteous shall compass me about; for thou shalt deal bountifully with me.
(Psa. 142:5‑7)
Jer. 29:12• 12Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. (Jer. 29:12)
Rom. 12:12• 12Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; (Rom. 12:12)
Eph. 6:18• 18Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; (Eph. 6:18)
Phil. 4:6• 6Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. (Phil. 4:6)
Col. 4:2,12• 2Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;
12Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always laboring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.
(Col. 4:2,12)
1 Thess. 5:17• 17Pray without ceasing. (1 Thess. 5:17)
and not.

J. N. Darby Translation

And he spoke also a parable to them to the purport that they should always pray and not faint,

W. Kelly Translation

And he spoke alsoa a parable to them, to the purport that theyb should always pray, and not faint1,

WK Translation Notes

"Also" is omitted by some of the best authorities. But without it the reference or address is certainly to the disciples, not about other men.
The Edd. read "they." It is omitted in some MSS.

Full Notes

also: The καί "also" [in AD, etc.] is omitted by some of the best authorities [אBLM, some cursive manuscripts [13, 69, etc.], besides Old Lat.]. But without it the reference or address is certainly to the disciples (αὐτοῖς and αὐτούς) not about other men, as in the A.V. (Bible Treasury 8:356, brackets added by EEW, Exp. of Luke, p.296)
they: so Edd., following אABKL, etc., 69, Memph. Arm. It is omitted in DEG, etc., and many cursives (as 1). (EEW’s Notes, Exp. of Luke, p.296)
they: the Revisers rightly translate "that they ought" etc., not "men." (Bible Treasury 13:304)