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The Importunate Neighbour (1895)

The Parable of the Friend at Night (or of the Importunate Neighbour), is a parable of Jesus, which appears in only one of the Canonical gospels of the New Testament. According to the Luke 11:5-8, a friend eventually agrees to help his neighbor due to his persistent demands.

This parable demonstrates the need to pray and never give up. It is similar in to the Parable of the Unjust Judge and is depicted by several artists, including William Holman Hunt.