az[See ver. 31 above]
bb[See ver. 31 above]
bf[See ver. 34 above]
bn[See ver. 39 above]
cp[See ver. 50 above]

Luke 11

The Lord’s Prayer

1Now Jesus
Greek he
was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray b  as John taught his disciples.”
2And he said to them, c  When you pray, say:

d  Father e  hallowed be f  your name.
g  Your kingdom come.
3 h  Give us i  each day our daily bread
Or  our bread for tomorrow

4and k  forgive us our sins,
for we ourselves forgive everyone who is indebted to us.
And l  lead us not into temptation.”

5And he said to them, Which of you who has a friend will go to him at midnight and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves, 6for a friend of mine has arrived on a journey, and I have nothing to set before him’; 7and he will answer from within, ‘Do not bother me; the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed. I cannot get up and give you anything’? 8I tell you, though he will not get up and give him anything m  because he is his friend, yet because of his impudence
Or persistence
he will rise and give him whatever he needs.
9And I tell you o  ask, and p  it will be given to you; q  seek, and you will find; r  knock, and it will be opened to you. 10For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. 11What father among you, if his son asks for
Some manuscripts insert bread, will give him a stone; or if he asks for
a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent;
12or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 13If you then t  who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father u  give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

Jesus and Beelzebul

14 v  Now he was casting out a demon that was mute. When the demon had gone out, the mute man spoke, and the people marveled. 15But some of them said, “He casts out demons w  by Beelzebul, the prince of demons,” 16while others x  to test him, kept seeking from him a sign from heaven. 17 y  But he z  knowing their thoughts, said to them, Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and a divided household falls. 18And if Satan also is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? For you say that I cast out demons by Beelzebul. 19And if I cast out demons by Beelzebul aa  by whom do ab  your sons cast them out? Therefore they will be your judges. 20But if it is by ac  the finger of God that I cast out demons, then ad  the kingdom of God has come upon you. 21When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own palace, his goods are safe; 22 ae  but when one stronger than he attacks him and af  overcomes him, he takes away his ag  armor in which he trusted and ah  divides his spoil. 23 ai  Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.

Return of an Unclean Spirit

24 aj  When the unclean spirit has gone out of a person, it passes through ak  waterless places seeking rest, and finding none it says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ 25And when it comes, it finds the house swept and put in order. 26Then it goes and brings seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they enter and dwell there. And al  the last state of that person is worse than the first.”

True Blessedness

27As he said these things am  a woman in the crowd raised her voice and said to him an  Blessed is the womb that bore you, and the breasts at which you nursed!” 28But he said, ao  Blessed rather are those ap  who hear the word of God and aq  keep it!”

The Sign of Jonah

29 ar  When the crowds were increasing, he began to say, as  This generation is an evil generation. at  It seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah. 30For as au  Jonah became a sign to the people of Nineveh, so will the Son of Man be to this generation. 31 av  The queen of the South will rise up at the judgment with the men of this generation and aw  condemn them, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold ax  something greater than Solomon is here. 32 ay  The men of Nineveh will rise up at the judgment with this generation and az  condemn it, for ba  they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and behold bb  something greater than Jonah is here.

The Light in You

33 bc  “No one after lighting a lamp puts it in a cellar or under a basket, but on a stand, so that those who enter may see the light. 34Your eye is bd  the lamp of your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is full of light, but when it is be  bad, your body is full of darkness. 35 bf  Therefore be careful lest the light in you be darkness. 36If then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, it will be wholly bright bg  as when a lamp with its rays gives you light.”

Woes to the Pharisees and Lawyers

37While Jesus
Greek he
was speaking bi  a Pharisee asked him to dine with him, so he went in and reclined at table.
38The Pharisee was astonished to see bj  that he did not first wash before dinner. 39And the Lord said to him, bk  Now you Pharisees cleanse the outside of the cup and of the dish, but inside you are full of bl  greed and wickedness. 40 bm  You fools! bn  Did not he who made the outside make the inside also? 41But bo  give as alms those things that are within, and behold bp  everything is clean for you.

42 bq  But woe to you Pharisees! For br  you tithe mint and rue and every herb, and neglect bs  justice and bt  the love of God. bu  These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others. 43Woe to you Pharisees! For bv  you love the best seat in the synagogues and greetings in the marketplaces. 44Woe to you! bw  For you are like unmarked graves, and people walk over them without knowing it.”

45One of bx  the lawyers answered him, “Teacher, in saying these things you insult us also.” 46And he said, Woe to you by  lawyers also! For bz  you load people with burdens hard to bear, and you yourselves do not touch the burdens with one of your fingers. 47 ca  Woe to you! For you build the tombs of the prophets whom your fathers killed. 48 cb  So you are witnesses and you cc  consent to the deeds of cd  your fathers, for they killed them, and you build their tombs. 49Therefore also ce  the Wisdom of God said cf  ‘I will send them cg  prophets and apostles ch  some of whom they will ci  kill and persecute,’ 50so that cj  the blood of all the prophets, shed ck  from the foundation of the world, may be cl  charged against this generation, 51from the blood of cm  Abel to the blood of cn  Zechariah, who perished between co  the altar and the sanctuary. Yes, I tell you, it will be cp  required of this generation. 52Woe to you cq  lawyers! cr  For you have taken away the key of cs  knowledge. You ct  did not enter yourselves, and you hindered those who were entering.”

53As he went away from there, the scribes and the Pharisees began to press him hard and to provoke him to speak about many things, 54 cu  lying in wait for him cv  to catch him in something he might say.

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