Luke 11

1 And it happened, while* he was praying in a certain place, that as he ceased, someone from his disciples said to him, Lord, teach us to pray, just, as John also taught his disciples.

2 Now he said to them, Whenever you* pray, say, Our Father, the one in the heavens, let your, your* name be made holy. Let your, your* kingdom come. Let your, your* will happen as in heaven, also upon the earth. 3 Give our {F} needful daily bread to us. 4 And forgive us our sins; for* we ourselves also forgive everyone who is obligated to us. And do not bring us into temptation, but rescue us from the evil one.

5 And he said to them, Which out of you* will have a friend, and will be traveling to him at midnight and may say to him, Friend, lend me three loaves, 6 since a friend has come to me from a journey, and I have nothing as to what I will be placing beside him. 7 And he will answer from inside and should say, Do not be harassing me. The door has already been locked and my children are in the bunk with me. I am not able to give to you bread, even if I rise* up. 8 I say to you*, Even if he will not rise* and will be giving to him because he is his friend, yet because of his irreverence, having arisen, he will be giving him as many as he needs.



{Similar: Mt 7: 7-11, Lk 11: 9-13}

9 And I say to you*, Ask and it will be given to you*; seek and you* will be finding; knock and it will be opened to you*. 10 For* everyone who asks, receives; and he who is seeking, finds; and to the one who knocks, it will be opened. 11 Now which father of you* will the son ask for a loaf; he will not be giving him a stone, will he? Or also a fish, he will not giving him a serpent instead of a fish, will he? 12 Or if he asks for an egg, he will not be giving him a scorpion, will he? 13 Therefore if you*, being* evil, know how to give good presents to your, your* children, how much more will your * Father from heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him?



{Similar: Mt 12: 22-37, Mk 3: 22-26, Lk 11: 14-23}

14 Now he was casting out a demon and it was mute. And it happened, when* the demon had gone out, the mute man spoke, and the crowds marveled. 15 But some out of them said, He is casting out demons by Beelzebub the ruler of the demons. 16 But others, testing him, were seeking a sign out of heaven from him.

17 But he, knowing their minds, said to them, Every kingdom divided against itself is made desolate, and a house divided against a house falls. 18 But if the Adversary is also divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? Because you* say that I cast out demons by Beelzebub. 19 But if I cast out demons by Beelzebub, by whom do your, your* sons cast them out? Because of this, they will be your, your* judges. 20 But if I cast out demons by the finger of God; consequently*, the kingdom of God has arrived, unexpectedly upon you*.

21 Whenever the fully armed strong man is guarding his own courtyard, his possessions are in peace. 22 But whenever the one mightier than him, having come upon him and then, overcomes him, he takes away his full, armor upon which he had confidence in, and distributes his haul. 23 He who is not with me is against me, and he who is not gathering with me, scatters.



{Similar: Mt 12: 43-45, Lk 11: 14-28}

24 The unclean spirit, whenever it has come out of the man, goes through waterless places, seeking rest, and finding none, it says, I will turn back to my house from where I came out. 25 And having come back, he finds that it has been swept and adorned. 26 Then it travels and takes with it seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they come and dwell there and the last state of that man becomes worse than the first. 27 Now it happened, while* he said these things, a certain woman out of the crowd lifted up her voice and said to him, The womb bearing you, and the breasts which you nursed, are fortunate.

28 But he said, But, rather, those who hear the word of God and are observing it, are fortunate.



{Similar: Mt 12: 38-42, Lk 11: 29-32}

29 Now when* the crowds accumulated, he began to say, This generation is an evil generation. It is seeking after a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah the prophet. 30 For* just, as Jonah the prophet became a sign to the Ninevites, so the Son of Man will also be to this generation. 31 The queen of the south will be arisen up with the men of this generation in the judgment, and will be condemning them, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold, more, than Solomon is here. 32 The men of Nineveh will rise up in the judgment with this generation, and will be condemning it, because they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and behold, more, than Jonah is here.



{Similar: Mt 5: 5, 6: 22-23, Lk 11: 33-36}

33 No one, having lit a lamp, places it in a cellar, nor under the peck container, but upon the lamp, stand, in order that those who travel in may see the radiance of it. 34 The lamp of the body is the eye; therefore, whenever your, your* eye is clear, your, your* whole body is also radiant, but whenever it is evil, your, your* body is also dark. 35 Therefore, note that the light which is in you is not darkness. 36 Therefore, if your, your* whole body is radiant, not having any part dark, it will be entirely radiant, as whenever the lamp illuminates you with its rays.



{Similar: Mt 23: 1-39, Lk 11: 37-54}

37 Now while* he was speaking, a certain Pharisee asked him, *that he might have supper with him, and having entered, he leaned, back at the table. 38 Now when* the Pharisee saw it, he marveled that he had not first washed himself before a meal. 39 But the Lord said to him, Now you*, the Pharisees cleanse the outside of the cup and of the platter, but the inside of you* is full from swindling and wickedness. 40 Fools, he who made* the outside, did he not also make* the inside? 41 However, the things which are within you*, give those as charity, and behold, all things are clean to you*.

42 But woe to you* Pharisees! Because you* tithe mint and rue and every herb, and are passing over justice and the love* of God. It was essential to have practiced these things and to not leave the other things undone. 43 Woe to you* Pharisees! Because you* love* the foremost seat in the synagogues and the greetings in the marketplaces. 44 Woe to you* scribes, and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you* are like the indistinct tombs, and the men who are walking upon them do not know it.

45 Now someone from the professors of the law, answered and says to him, Teacher, you are also insulting us in saying these things.

46 But he said, Woe also to you* professors of the law! Because you* are loading men down with unbearable loads, and you* yourselves do not stroke the loads with one of your, your* fingers. 47 Woe to you*! Because you* build the tombs of the prophets and your, your* fathers killed them. 48 Consequently*, you* are testifying and consenting to the works of your, your* fathers, because they indeed killed them, and you* build their tombs. 49 Because of this, the wisdom of God also said, I will be sending prophets and apostles to them, and some out of them they will be killing and will be banishing; 50 in order that the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the conception of the world, may be sought from this generation; 51 from the blood of Abel {Gen. 4: 8} to the blood of Zechariah, who perished between the altar and the House of the Lord. {Zech. 1: 7? } Yes, I say to you*, It will be sought from this generation. 52 Woe to you* professors of the law! Because you* took away the key of knowledge. You* did not enter in yourselves, and you* forbid those who were entering.

53 Now while saying these things to them, the scribes and the Pharisees began terribly to hold everything against him, and to quiz him for unrehearsed answers concerning many things; 54 plotting against him, seeking to trap him in something out of his mouth, in order that they might accuse him.



{Footnotes: Lk 11: 3, no one knows for sure what the original word means. It is only in the N. T. twice and no where else. }



{Similar: Mt 10: 26-33, Lk 12: 2-12}



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