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.
11:2 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
11:3 Give us day by day our daily bread.
11:4 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 from evil.
11:5 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 three loaves;
11:6 For a friend of mine in his journey is come to
me, and I have nothing to set before him?
11:7 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
11:8 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
11:9 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.
11:10 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he
that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it
shall be opened.
11:11 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?
11:12 Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a
11:13 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
11:14 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 people wondered.
11:15 But some of them said, He casteth out devils
through Beelzebub the chief of the devils.
11:16 And others, tempting him, sought of him a sign
11:17 But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto
them, Every kingdom divided against itself is
brought to desolation; and a house divided against a
11:18 If Satan also be divided against himself, how
shall his kingdom stand? because ye say that I cast
out devils through Beelzebub.
11:19 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom
do your sons cast them out? therefore shall they be
11:20 But if I with the finger of God cast out
devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon
11:21 When a strong man armed keepeth his palace,
his goods are in peace:
11:22 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.
11:23 He that is not with me is against me: and he
that gathereth not with me scattereth.
11:24 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.
11:25 And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and
11:26 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.
11:27 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 sucked.
11:28 But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that
hear the word of God, and keep it.
11:29 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.
11:30 For as Jonas was a sign unto the Ninevites, so
shall also the Son of man be to this generation.
11:31 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.
11:32 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.
11:33 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
11:34 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.
11:35 Take heed therefore that the light which is in
thee be not darkness.
11:36 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.
11:37 And as he spake, a certain Pharisee besought
him to dine with him: and he went in, and sat down
11:38 And when the Pharisee saw it, he marvelled
that he had not first washed before dinner.
11:39 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
11:40 Ye fools, did not he that made that which is
without make that which is within also?
11:41 But rather give alms of such things as ye
have; and, behold, all things are clean unto you.
11:42 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.
11:43 Woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye love the
uppermost seats in the synagogues, and greetings in
11:44 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
11:45 Then answered one of the lawyers, and said
unto him, Master, thus saying thou reproachest us
11:46 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
11:47 Woe unto you! for ye build the sepulchres of
the prophets, and your fathers killed them.
11:48 Truly ye bear witness that ye allow the deeds
of your fathers: for they indeed killed them, and ye
build their sepulchres.
11:49 Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will
send them prophets and apostles, and some of them
they shall slay and persecute:
11:50 That the blood of all the prophets, which was
shed from the foundation of the world, may be
required of this generation;
11:51 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.
11:52 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.
11:53 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
11:54 Laying wait for him, and seeking to catch
something out of his mouth, that they might accuse
The Book of Luke, Verses of Chapter 11