Jesus Teaches on Prayer1 And it came to pass in his being in a certain place praying, as he ceased, said a certain one of his disciples to him, O Lord, teach us to pray! as also John taught his disciples. 2 And he said to them, Whenever you pray, say! Our father, the one in the heavens, let [2be sanctified 1your name]! Let [3come 2kingdom 1your]! Let [2become 1your will] as in heaven also upon the earth. 3 [3our bread 4sufficient 1Give 2to us] for the day! 4 And forgive to us our sins! for also to them we forgive -- to all owing us. And do not insert us for a test! but rescue us from the evil! 5 And he said to them, Who among you shall have a friend, and shall go to him at midnight, and should say to him, O friend, furnish to me three bread loaves! 6 since a friend of mine is come from a journey to me, and I do not have the thing I shall place for him. 7 And that one inside answering should say, Do not [3for me 2troubles 1make]! already the door is locked, and my children [2with 3me 4in 5bed 1are]; I am not able to rise up to give to you. 8 I say to you, even if he will not give to him having risen up, because of the being his friend; indeed because of his insistence, he will arise to give to him as much as he needs.
Ask, Seek, and Knock9 And I say to you, Ask! and it shall be given to you. Seek! and you shall find. Knock! and it shall be opened to you. 10 For all asking receive; and the one seeking finds; and to the one knocking it shall be opened. 11 And which of you being a father, [3shall ask 1and the 2son] for bread -- shall [3a stone 1he give 2to him], no. Shall also if he asks for a fish, shall instead of a fish [3a serpent 1give 2to him], no. 12 Or even if he should ask for an egg, will he give to him a scorpion, no. 13 If then you, [2wicked ones 1being], know [3gifts 2good 1to give] to your children; how much more the father from heaven shall give [2spirit 1holy] to the ones asking him?
A Kingdom Divided Cannot Stand14 And he was casting out a demon, and it was mute. And it happened of the demon coming forth, [3spoke 1the 2mute]; and [3marveled 1the 2multitudes]. 15 And certain ones of them said, By Beelzeboul, ruler of the demons he casts out the demons. 16 And others testing, [2a sign 3from 4him 1sought] from heaven. 17 But he, knowing their thoughts, said to them, Every kingdom [2against 3itself 1being divided] is made desolate; and a house against a house falls. 18 And if also Satan [2against 3himself 1be divided], how shall [2stand 1his kingdom]? For you say, By Beelzeboul is my casting out the demons. 19 But if I by Beelzeboul cast out the demons, your sons, by whom do they cast out? On account of this [3your judges 1they 2shall be]. 20 But if by the finger of God I cast out the demons, then came upon you the kingdom of God. 21 Whenever the strong man, being armed, should guard his own courtyard, [4in 5peace 3are 2possessions 1his]. 22 But when the stronger than he coming should overcome him, [2his full armor 1he takes] upon which he yields, and his spoils he distributes. 23 The one not being with me, [2against 3me 1is]; and the one not gathering together with me, disperses. 24 Whenever the unclean spirit should go forth from the man, it goes through waterless places seeking rest; and not finding, it says, I will return unto my house from where I came forth. 25 And having come, it finds it being swept and trimmed. 26 Then it goes and takes to itself seven other [2spirits 1more evil] than itself, and they enter to dwell there; and becomes the last of that man worse than the first. 27 And it happened in his saying these things, [3having lifted up 1a certain 2woman] her voice from out of the multitude, said to him, Blessed is the belly bearing you, and the breasts which you nursed. 28 And he said, Certainly are blessed the ones hearing the word of God and keeping it.
A Wicked Generation Seeks a Sign29 And the multitudes being gathered together, he began to say, This generation is wicked; [2a sign 1it seeks anxiously], and no sign shall be given it, except the sign of Jonah the prophet. 30 For as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so shall be also the son of man to this generation. 31 The queen of the south shall arise in the judgment with the men of this generation, and shall condemn them; for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold, more than a Solomon is here. 32 Men of Nineveh shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it; for they repented at the proclamation of Jonah; and behold, more than a Jonah is here. 33 And no one [2a lamp 1lighting], [2in 3a hidden place 1puts it], nor under a bushel, but upon the lamp-stand, that the ones entering [2by the 3brightness 1shall see]. 34 The lamp of the body is the eye. Whenever then your eye might be sincere, then [2entire 3body 1your] is light. But when it might be evil, then your body is dark. 35 Watch then lest the light, the one in you is darkness! 36 If then [3body 1your 2entire] is giving light, not having any part dark, it will be [2giving light 1entirely], as whenever the lamp's lighting should give you light.
Woe to the Pharisees37 And in his speaking, [2asked 3him 1a certain Pharisee] that he should dine with him. And entering he reclined. 38 And the Pharisee, beholding, wondered that [2not 3first 1he immersed] before the dinner. 39 [4said 1And 2the 3Lord] to him, Now you, the Pharisees, [2the 3outside 4of the 5cup 6and 7the 8platter 1cleanse]; but the inside of you is full of seizure and wickedness. 40 Fools, did not the one making the outside, also [2the 3inside 1make]? 41 Furthermore, the things being within give charity! and behold, then all things [2clean 3to you 1are]! 42 But woe to you, to the Pharisees; for you tithe the mint and the rue and every vegetation, and pass by the judgment and the love of God; these things are necessary to do, and those things are not to be dismissed. 43 Woe to you, to the Pharisees; for you love the first seat in the synagogues, and the greetings in the markets. 44 Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; for you are as the [2tombs 1concealed], and the men walking upon them have not known it. 45 And responding, a certain person of the legal experts says to him, Teacher, these things saying [2even 4us 1you 3insult]. 46 And he said, And to you, to the legal experts, woe; for you load men with loads hard to bear, and yourselves [5with one 6of your fingers 1do not 2touch 3the 4loads]. 47 Woe to you; for you build the tombs of the prophets, but your fathers killed them. 48 Then you witness and assent to the works of your fathers; for they indeed killed them, and you build their tombs. 49 On account of this also the wisdom of God said, I will send unto them prophets and apostles, and of them they will kill and drive out; 50 that should be required, the blood of all the prophets being poured out from the founding of the world, of this generation. 51 From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, the one perishing between the altar and the house. Yes, I say to you, it will be required of this generation. 52 Woe to you, to the legal experts; for you take away the key of the knowledge, and you yourselves do not enter, and the ones entering you restrain. 53 [3saying 1And 2of his] these things to them, [6began 1the 2scribes 3and 4the 5Pharisees] awfully to press, and to ensnare him with off-hand questions concerning many things; 54 lying in wait for him, seeking to hunt something from out of his mouth, that they should charge him.
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