Luke 11

1Christ teacheth to pray, assuring that God will give all good things to them that ask him: 14he casteth out a devil, and reproveth the blasphemy of the Pharisees, who ascribed the miracle to the power of Beelzebub: 27he sheweth who are the truly blessed; 29and the inexcusableness of not believing his gospel: 37he reprehendeth the outward shew of holiness in the Pharisees, and pronounceth woes against them and the scribes and lawyers.

1 And it came to pass, that, as he was 1praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, 2Lord, 3teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.

2 And he said unto them, When ye pray, 1say, 2Our Father which art in heaven, 3Hallowed be thy name. 4Thy kingdom come. 5Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.

3 1Give us aday by day our daily bread.

4 1And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. 2And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.

5 And he said unto them, 1Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves;

6 For a friend of mine ain his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him?

7 And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee.

8 I say unto you, 1Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth.

9 1And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.

10 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

11 1If 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?

12 Or if he shall ask an egg, will he aoffer him a scorpion?

13 1If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: 2how much more shall your 3heavenly Father 4give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

141And he was casting out a devil, and it was dumb. And it came to pass, when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake; and the people wondered.

15 But some of them said, 1He casteth out devils through aBeelzebub the chief of the devils.

16 And others, 1tempting him, sought of him a sign from heaven.

17 But he, 1knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth.

18 If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because ye say that I cast out devils through Beelzebub.

19 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do 1your sons cast them out? 2therefore shall they be your judges.

20 But if I with the 1finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.

21 When a 1strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace:

22 But when 1a stronger than he shall 2come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils.

23 1He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth.

24 1When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out.

25 And when he cometh, he findeth it 1swept and garnished.

26 1Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first.

27 ¶ And it came to pass, as he spake these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto him, 1Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked.

28 But he said, Yea 1rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

291And when the people were gathered thick together, he began to say, This is 2an evil generation: they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet.

30 For as 1Jonas was a sign unto the Ninevites, so shall also the Son of man be to this generation.

31 1The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation, and condemn them: for she came from the utmost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, 2a greater than Solomon is here.

32 1The men of Nineve shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a 2greater than Jonas is here.

33 1No man, when he hath lighted a candle, putteth it in a secret place, neither under a 2bushel, but on a candlestick, that they which come in may see the light.

34 1The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; 2but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness.

35 Take heed therefore 1that the light which is in thee be not darkness.

36 1If thy whole body therefore be full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light, as when athe bright shining of a candle doth give thee light.

37 ¶ And as he spake, 1a certain Pharisee besought him to dine with him: and he went in, and sat down to meat.

38 And when the Pharisee saw it, he marvelled that 1he had not first washed before dinner.

39 And the Lord said unto him, 1Now do ye Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup and the platter; but your inward part is full of ravening and wickedness.

40 ye 1fools, did not he that 2made that which is without make that which is within also?

41 But rather give 1alms aof such things as ye have; and, behold, all things are clean unto you.

42 1But woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye 2tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.

43 1Woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye love the uppermost seats in the synagogues, and greetings in the markets.

44 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for 1ye are as graves which appear not, and the men that walk over them are not aware of them.

45 ¶ Then answered one of the 1lawyers, and said unto him, Master, thus saying thou reproachest us also.

46 1And 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.

47 1Woe unto you! for ye build the sepulchres of the prophets, and your fathers killed them.

48 Truly 1ye bear witness that ye allow the deeds of your fathers: for 2they indeed killed them, and ye build their sepulchres.

49 Therefore also said the 1wisdom of God, 2I will send them prophets and apostles, and 3some of them they shall slay and persecute:

50 1That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation;

51 From the blood of 1Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, which perished between the altar and the temple: verily I say unto you, 2It shall be required of this generation.

52 1Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye ahindered.

53 And as he said these things unto them, 1the scribes and the Pharisees began to urge him vehemently, and to 2provoke him to speak of many things:

54 1Laying wait for him, and seeking to catch something out of his mouth, that they might accuse him.