King James Version
Jesusí Teaching on Prayer
1 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, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.
2 And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art
in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be
done, as in heaven, so in earth.
3 Give us day by day our daily bread.
4 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
5 And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and
shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me
6 For a friend of mine in 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, Though 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 And 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 If 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 offer him a scorpion?
13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your
children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy
Spirit to them that ask him?
Jesus and Beelzebul
14 And 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
15 But some of them said, He casteth out devils through
Beelzebub the chief of the devils.
16 And others, tempting him, sought of him a sign from heaven.
17 But he, knowing 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
19 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons
cast them out? therefore shall they be your judges.
20 But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the
kingdom of God is come upon you.
21 When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in
22 But 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 spoils.
23 He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth
not with me scattereth.
24 When 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 swept and garnished.
26 Then 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,
Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast
28 But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word
of God, and keep it.
The Sign of Jonah
29 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 the sign of Jonas the prophet.
30 For as Jonas was a sign unto the Ninevites, so shall also the
Son of man be to this generation.
31 The 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, a greater than Solomon is here.
32 The 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 greater than Jonas is here.
33 No 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 the light.
34 The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is
single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye
is evil, thy body also is full of darkness.
35 Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not
36 If thy whole body therefore be full of light, having no part
dark, the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright
shining of a candle doth give thee light.
Woes on the Pharisees and the Experts in the Law
37 And as he spake, a 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 he had not
first washed before dinner.
39 And the Lord said unto him, Now 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 fools, did not he that made that which is without make
that which is within also?
41 But rather give alms of such things as ye have; and, behold,
all things are clean unto you.
42 But woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye tithe 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 Woe 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 ye are
as graves which appear not, and the men that walk over them are
not aware of them.
45 Then answered one of the lawyers, and said unto him, Master,
thus saying thou reproachest us also.
46 And 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 Woe unto you! for ye build the sepulchres of the prophets,
and your fathers killed them.
48 Truly ye bear witness that ye allow the deeds of your
fathers: for they indeed killed them, and ye build their
49 Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them
prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and
50 That 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 Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, which
perished between the altar and the temple: verily I say unto
you, It shall be required of this generation.
52 Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of
knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were
entering in ye hindered.
53 And as he said these things unto them, the scribes and the
Pharisees began to urge him vehemently, and to provoke him to
speak of many things:
54 Laying wait for him, and seeking to catch something out of
his mouth, that they might accuse him.1
References and notes
1. King James Authorized Version
CLARKE'S COMMENTARY - LUKE 11
3. Luke's Rewriting of the Sermon on
the Mount - http://personal1.stthomas.edu/dtlandry/matson.html