11:1 And it came to pass, that as he was praying in a certain
place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said to him, Lord,
teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.
11:2 And he said to them, When ye pray, say, Our Father who art
in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be
done, as in heaven, so on earth.
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 to them, Which of you shall have a friend, and
shall go to him at midnight, and say to him, Friend, lend me
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 thee.
11:8 I say to 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.
11:9 And I say to you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and
ye shall find; knock, and the door shall be opened to you.
11:10 For every one that asketh, receiveth; and he that seeketh,
findeth; and to him that knocketh, the door 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 shall 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 scorpion?
11:13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to
your children: how much more will [your] heavenly Father give
the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
11:14 And he was casting out a demon, and it was dumb. And it
came to pass when the demon was gone out, the dumb spoke; and
the people wondered.
11:15 But some of them said, He casteth out demons through
Beelzebub, the chief of the demons.
11:16 And others tempting [him], sought from him a sign from
11:17 But he, knowing their thoughts, said to them, Every
kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a
house [divided] against a house falleth.
11:18 If Satan also is divided against himself, how shall his
kingdom stand? because ye say that I cast out demons through
11:19 And if I by Beelzebub cast out demons, by whom do your
sons cast [them] out? therefore shall they be your judges.
11:20 But if I with the finger of God cast out demons, no doubt
the kingdom of God is come upon you.
11:21 When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are
11:22 But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and
overcome him, he taketh from him all his armor in which 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 to my house whence I came out.
11:25 And when he cometh, he findeth [it] swept and garnished.
11:26 Then he goeth 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 was speaking these things, a
certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said to
him, Blessed [is] the womb that bore thee, and the paps which
11:28 But he said, Yes, rather blessed [are] they that hear the
word of God, and keep it.
11:29 And when the people were assembled in crowds, he began to
say, This is an evil generation: they seek a sign; and there
shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of Jonah the
11:30 For as Jonah was a sign to the Ninevites, so also shall
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 Nineveh shall rise up in the judgment with this
generation, and shall condemn it: for they repented at the
preaching of Jonah; and behold, a greater than Jonah [is] here.
11:33 No man when he hath lighted a candle, putteth [it] in a
secret place, neither under a close vessel, but on a
candlestick, that they who come in may see the light.
11:34 The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thy eye
is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when [thy
eye] is evil, thy body also [is] full of darkness.
11:35 Take heed therefore, that the light which is in thee be
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 was speaking, a certain Pharisee besought him to
dine with him: and he went in, and sat down to eat.
11:38 And when the Pharisee saw [it], he marveled that he had
not first washed before dinner.
11:39 And the Lord said to 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.
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 to you.
11:42 But woe to 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 others
11:43 Woe to you, Pharisees! for ye love the uppermost seats in
the synagogues, and greetings in the markets.
11:44 Woe to 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].
11:45 Then answered one of the lawyers, and said to him, Master,
thus saying, thou reproachest us also.
11:46 And he said, Woe to you also, [ye] lawyers, for ye load
men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch
not the burdens with one of your fingers.
11:47 Woe to you! for ye build the sepulchers of the prophets,
and your fathers killed them.
11:48 Truly ye bear testimony, that ye allow the deeds of your
fathers: for they indeed killed them, and ye build their
11:49 Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them
prophets and apostles, and [some] of them they will slay and
11:50 That the blood of all the prophets, which hath been shed
from the foundation of the world, may be required of this
11:51 From the blood of Abel to the blood of Zacharias, who
perished between the altar and the temple: verily I say to you,
It shall be required of this generation.
11:52 Woe to you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of
knowledge: ye have not entered in yourselves, and them that
were entering in ye hindered.
11:53 And as he said these things to them, the scribes and the
Pharisees began to urge [him] vehemently, and to solicit him to
speak of many things;
11:54 Laying wait for him, and seeking to catch something from
his mouth, that they might accuse him.