CLV(i) 1 Now He told them a parable also, so that they must always be praying and not be despondent, 2 saying, "A certain judge was in a certain city, who did not fear God and did not respect man." 3 Now there was a widow in that city, and she came to him, saying, 'Avenge me from my plaintiff.'" 4 And for a time he would not. Yet, after this, he said in himself, 'Even if I am not fearing God nor respecting man, 5 surely, because of the weariness this widow is affording me, I shall be avenging her, lest she, coming, may belabor me into a consummation.'" 6 Now the Lord said, "Hear what the unjust judge is saying." 7 Yet should not God by all means be doing the avenging of His chosen ones, who are imploring Him day and night? And He is patient with them."