And he spoke a parable to them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;
Treasury of Scripture
Luke 11:5-8 And he said to them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go to him at midnight, and say to him, Friend, lend me three loaves...
Luke 21:36 Watch you therefore, and pray always, that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass...
Genesis 32:9-12,24-26 And Jacob said, O God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, the LORD which said to me, Return to your country...
Job 27:8-10 For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he has gained, when God takes away his soul...
Psalm 55:16,17 As for me, I will call on God; and the LORD shall save me...
Psalm 65:2 O you that hear prayer, to you shall all flesh come.
Psalm 86:3 Be merciful to me, O Lord: for I cry to you daily.
Psalm 102:17 He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.
Psalm 142:5-7 I cried to you, O LORD: I said, You are my refuge and my portion in the land of the living...
Jeremiah 29:12 Then shall you call on me, and you shall go and pray to me, and I will listen to you.
Romans 12:12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;
Ephesians 6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit...
Philippians 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
Colossians 4:2,12 Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving...
1 Thessalonians 5:17 Pray without ceasing.
Psalm 27:13 I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
Jonah 2:7 When my soul fainted within me I remembered the LORD: and my prayer came in to you, into your holy temple.
Galatians 6:9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
Hebrews 12:3-5 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest you be wearied and faint in your minds...
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
And he spake a parable unto them to the end that they ought always to pray, and not to faint;
AND he spoke also a parable to them, that we ought always to pray, and not to faint,
Darby Bible Translation
And he spoke also a parable to them to the purport that they should always pray and not faint,
King James Bible
And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;
Young's Literal Translation
And he spake also a simile to them, that it behoveth us always to pray, and not to faint,