THE GOSPEL ACCORDING to
Luke 11 ©
1 Christ prescribes His disciples a form of prayer. 5 And teaches by the similitude of a friend and of a father, that they shall be heard, who persevere in prayer. 14 Casts out a dumb devil, and confutes the blasphemy of those who said He did this by Beelzebub. 24 Relates the miserable state of that man into whom the unclean spirit returns again. 27 A woman pronounces the womb blessed who bare Christ. 29 Christ testifies that the sign of Jonas shall be given to the Jews. 31 Opposes to their stubbornness the example of the queen of the south and of the Ninevites. 33 Teaches by the similitude of a candle that the light of the Gospel must not be hidden. 37 Reproves the Scribes and Pharisees’ hypocrisy, ambition and cruelty against all the prophets and apostles, and threatens the judgment of God unto them. 53 Whereupon the pharisees lay new snares for Him.
AND it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, 1teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.
And he said unto them, Whena ye pray, say, 2Our Father whichb art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.
Give us 3day by day our 4daily bread.
And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.
And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him 5at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves;
For a friend of mine 6in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him?
And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me 7in bed; I cannot rise and give thee.
I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his 8importunity he will rise and give him 9as many as he needeth.
And I say unto you, 10Ask,c and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
Ifd a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?
Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?
If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your 11heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
¶Ande he was casting out a devil, and it 12was dumb. And it came to pass, when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake; and the people wondered.
But some of them said, Hef casteth out devils through 13Beelzebub the chief of the devils.
And others, tempting him, 14soughtg of him a sign 15from heaven.
But he, knowing their 16thoughts, said unto them, Everyh kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and 17a house divided against a house falleth.
If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because ye say that I cast out devils through Beelzebub.
And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your 18sons cast them out? therefore shall they be your 19judges.
But if I with 20the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.
When a strong man armed keepeth his 21palace, 22his goods are in 23peace:
Buti when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his 24spoils.
Hej that is not 25with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth.
26Whenk the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through 27dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out.
And when he cometh, he findeth it 28swept and garnished.
Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: andl the last state of that man is worse than the first.
¶And it came to pass, as he spake these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the papsm which thou hast sucked.
But he said, 29Yean rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.
¶And when the people were gathered thick together, he began to say, This is an evil generation: they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be given it, but theo sign of Jonas the prophet.
For 30as Jonas was a sign unto the Ninevites, so shall also the Son of man be to this generation.
The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation, and 31condemn them: forp she came 32from the utmost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a 33greater than Solomon is here.
The men of Nineve shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: forq they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.
Nor man, when he hath lighted a candle, putteth it in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that they which come in may see 34the light.
Thes light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single,t thy whole body also is full of 35light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness.
36Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness.
If thy whole body therefore be full of light, having no part dark, the 37whole shall be full of light, as when the bright shining of a candle doth give thee light.
¶And as he spake, a certain Pharisee 38besought him to dine with him: and he went in, and sat down to meat.
And when the Pharisee saw it, he marvelled thatu he had not first 39washed before dinner.
And the Lord said unto him, Nowv do ye Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup and the platter;w butx your 40inward part is full of raveningy and wickedness.
Ye fools, did not he that made that which is without make that which is within also?
Butz rather give alms of such things 41as ye have; and, behold, 42all things are clean unto you.
Butaa woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye 43titheab mint and rueac and 44all manner of herbs, and passad over 45judgment and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
Woeae unto you, Pharisees! for ye love 46the uppermost seats in the synagogues, and greetings in the markets.
Woeaf unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are as graves which 47appear not, and the men that walk over them 48are not aware of them.
¶Then answered one of the 49lawyers, and said unto him, Master, thus saying thou reproachest us also.
Andag he said, Woe unto you also, ye lawyers! for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers.
Woeah unto you! for ye build the sepulchres of the prophets, and your fathers killed them.
Truly ye bear witness 50that ye allowai the deeds of your fathers: for they indeed killed them, and ye 51build their sepulchres.
Therefore also 52said 53the wisdom of God, Iaj will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute:
That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of 54this generation;
Fromak the blood of Abel untoal the blood of 55Zacharias, which perished between the altar and 56the temple: verily I say unto you, It shall be required of this generation.
Woeam unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away 57the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered.
And as he said these things unto them, the scribes and the Pharisees began to urge him 58vehemently, and to provoke him 59to speak of many things:
Laying wait for him, and seeking to catch something out of his mouth, that they might accuse him.