Luke 11:1 ←
And it came about that he was in prayer in a certain place, and when he came to an end, one of his disciples said to him, Lord, will you give us teaching about prayer, as John did to his disciples?
Luke 11:2 ←
And he said to them, When you say your prayers, say, Father, may your name be kept holy and your kingdom come.
Luke 11:3 ←
Give us every day bread for our needs.
Luke 11:4 ←
May we have forgiveness for our sins, as we make free all those who are in debt to us. And let us not be put to the test.
Luke 11:5 ←
And he said to them, Which of you, having a friend, would go to him in the middle of the night and say to him, Friend, let me have three cakes of bread;
Luke 11:6 ←
Because a friend of mine has come to me on a journey, and I have nothing to put before him;
Luke 11:7 ←
And he, from inside the house, would say in answer, Do not be a trouble to me; the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; it is not possible for me to get up and give to you?
Luke 11:8 ←
I say to you, Though he will not get up and give to him, because he is his friend, still, if he keeps on making his request, he will get up and give him as much as he has need of.
Luke 11:9 ←
And I say to you, Make requests, and they will be answered; what you are searching for, you will get; when you give the sign, the door will be open to you.
Luke 11:10 ←
For to everyone who makes a request, it will be given; and he who is searching will get his desire; and to him who gives the sign, the door will be open.
Luke 11:11 ←
And which of you, being a father, will give a stone to his son, who makes request for bread? or for a fish, will give him a snake?
Luke 11:12 ←
Or for an egg, will give him a scorpion?
Luke 11:13 ←
If, then, you who are evil are able to give good things to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who make request to him?
Luke 11:14 ←
And he was sending an evil spirit out of a man who was without the power of talking. And it came about that when the spirit had gone the man had the power of talking; and the people were full of wonder.
Luke 11:15 ←
But some of them said, He sends out evil spirits by Beelzebul, the ruler of evil spirits.
Luke 11:16 ←
And others, testing him, were looking for a sign from heaven from him.
Luke 11:17 ←
But he, having knowledge of their thoughts, said to them, Every kingdom in which there is division is made waste; and a house in which there is division comes to destruction.
Luke 11:18 ←
If, then, Satan is at war with himself, how will he keep his kingdom? because you say that I send evil spirits out of men by the help of Beelzebul.
Luke 11:19 ←
And if I, by Beelzebul, send out evil spirits, by whose help do your sons send them out? so let them be your judges.
Luke 11:20 ←
But if I, by the finger of God, send out evil spirits, then the kingdom of God has overtaken you.
Luke 11:21 ←
When the strong man armed keeps watch over his house, then his goods are safe:
Luke 11:22 ←
But when one who is stronger makes an attack on him and overcomes him, he takes away his instruments of war, in which he had put his faith, and makes division of his goods.
Luke 11:23 ←
He who is not with me is against me, and he who will not give me help in getting people together is driving them away.
Luke 11:24 ←
The unclean spirit, when he has gone out of a man, goes through dry places, looking for rest; and when he does not get it, he says, I will go back to my house from which I came.
Luke 11:25 ←
And when he comes, he sees that it has been made fair and clean.
Luke 11:26 ←
Then he goes and gets seven other spirits more evil than himself, and they go in, and take their places there: and the last condition of that man is worse than the first.
Luke 11:27 ←
And it came about that when he said these things, a certain woman among the people said in a loud voice, Happy is the body which gave you birth, and the breasts from which you took milk.
Luke 11:28 ←
But he said, More happy are they who give hearing to the word of God and keep it.
Luke 11:29 ←
And when a great number of people came together to him, he said, This generation is an evil generation: it is looking for a sign and no sign will be given to it but the sign of Jonah.
Luke 11:30 ←
For even as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so will the Son of man be to this generation.
Luke 11:31 ←
The queen of the South will come up on the day of judging and give her decision against the men of this generation: for she came from the ends of the earth to give ear to the wisdom of Solomon; and now something greater than Solomon is here.
Luke 11:32 ←
The men of Nineveh will come up in the day of judging and give their decision against this generation: for they were turned away from their sins at the preaching of Jonah; but now something greater than Jonah is here.
Luke 11:33 ←
No man, when the light has been lighted, puts it in a secret place, or under a vessel, but on its table, so that those who come in may see the light.
Luke 11:34 ←
The light of the body is the eye: when your eye is true, all your body is full of light; but when it is evil, your body is dark.
Luke 11:35 ←
So take care that the light which is in you is not dark.
Luke 11:36 ←
If, then, all your body is light, with no part of it dark, it will be completely full of light, as when a flame with its bright shining gives you light.
Luke 11:37 ←
Now, while he was talking, a Pharisee made a request that he would come to a meal with him; and he went in and took his seat at the meal.
Luke 11:38 ←
And when the Pharisee saw it, he was surprised because he came to the meal without first washing himself.
Luke 11:39 ←
And the Lord said to him, You Pharisees make the outside of the cup and the plate clean; but inside you are thieves and full of evil.
Luke 11:40 ←
O you foolish ones! did not he who made the outside in the same way make the inside?
Luke 11:41 ←
But if you give to the poor such things as you are able, then all things are clean to you.
Luke 11:42 ←
But a curse is on you, Pharisees! for you make men give a tenth of every sort of plant, and give no thought to right and the love of God; but it is right for you to do these things, and not let the others be undone.
Luke 11:43 ←
A curse is on you, Pharisees! for your desires are for the most important seats in the Synagogues and for words of respect said to you in the market-place.
Luke 11:44 ←
A curse is on you! for you are like the resting-places of dead men, which are not seen, and men go walking over them without knowledge of it.
Luke 11:45 ←
And one of the teachers of the law, answering, said to him, Master, in saying this, you give a bad name to us as to them.
Luke 11:46 ←
And he said, A curse is on you, teachers of the law! for while other men are crushed under the weight of the rules you make for them, you yourselves do not put so much as one finger to them.
Luke 11:47 ←
A curse is on you! for you make resting-places for the bodies of the prophets, but your fathers put them to death.
Luke 11:48 ←
So you are witnesses and give approval to the work of your fathers; for they put them to death and you make their last resting-places.
Luke 11:49 ←
For this reason the wisdom of God has said, I will send them prophets and teachers, and to some of them they will give death and cruel pains;
Luke 11:50 ←
So that punishment may come on this generation for the blood of all the prophets which was given from the earliest days;
Luke 11:51 ←
From the blood of Abel to the blood of Zachariah, who was put to death between the altar and the Temple. Yes, I say to you, It will come on this generation.
Luke 11:52 ←
A curse is on you, teachers of the law! for you have taken away the key of knowledge: you did not go in yourselves, and you got in the way of those who were going in.
Luke 11:53 ←
And when he had come out of that place, the scribes and the Pharisees came round him angrily, questioning him about more things;
Luke 11:54 ←
And watching him, for a chance to get something from his words which might be used against him.