Modern Literal Version
[Luke 11]

     {Luk 11:1-13:9; Probably Judea; no parallel. This is similar teaching to different crowd.}

     {Similar: Mat 6:9-13; Luk 11:1-5}

     11:1 And it happened, while* he was praying in a certain place, that as he ceased, someone from his disciples said to him, Lord, teach us to pray, just-as John also taught his disciples.

    {The example prayer. The Lord's prayer is for unity in John 17. Also see 11:3 note.}

     11:2 Now he said to them, Whenever you* pray, say*, Our Father, the one in the heavens, let your name be made holy. Let your kingdom come. Let your will happen as in heaven, also upon the earth.11:3Give our{F}needful daily bread to us. 11:4And forgive us our sins; for* we ourselves also forgive everyone who is obligated to us. And do not bring us into temptation, but rescue us from the evil one.

     {Footnotes: Luk 11:3, no one knows for sure what the original word means. It is only in the N.T. twice and no where else.}

     11:5 And he said to them, Who out of you* will have a friend, and will be traveling to him atmidnight and may say to him, Friend, lend me three loaves,11:6since a friend came* to me from a journey, and I have nothing as to what I will be placing beside him.11:7And he having answeredfrom inside, should say, Do not be harassing me. The door has already been locked and my children are in the bunk with me. I am not able to give to you bread, even if I had risen* up. 11:8I say to you*, Even if he has not risen* up yet, he will be giving to him because he is his friend, yet because of his irreverence, when he has raised himself up, he will be giving him as many as he needs.

     {Similar: Mat 7:7-11, Luk 11:9-13}

     11:9And I say to you*, Ask* and it will be given to you*; seek* and you* will be finding; knock*and it will be opened to you*.11:10For* everyone who asks, receives; and he who is seeking, finds; and it will be openedto the one who knocks.11:11Now which father of you* will the son ask for a loaf; he will not be giving him a stone, will he? Or also a fish, he will not giving him a serpent instead of a fish, will he? 11:12Or if he asks for an egg, he will not be giving him a scorpion, will he?11:13Therefore if you*, being* evil, know how to give good presents to your* children, how-much more will your* Father from heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him?

     {Similar: Mat 12:22-37, Mar 3:22-26, Luk 11:14-23}

     11:14 Now he was casting out a demon and it was mute. And it happened, after the demon went forth, the mute man spoke, and the crowds marveled. 11:15 But some out of them said, He is casting out demons by Beelzebub the ruler of the demons. 11:16 But others, testing him, were seeking a sign out of heaven from him.

     11:17 But he, knowing their minds, said to them, Every kingdom which was divided against itself is made desolate, and a house divided against a house falls.11:18But if the Adversary was also divided against himself, how will his kingdom be established? Because you* say that I cast out demons by Beelzebub. 11:19But if I cast out demons by Beelzebub, by whom do your* sons cast them out? Because of this, they will be your* judges.11:20But if I cast out demons by the finger of God; consequently*, the kingdom of God has arrived-unexpectedly upon you*.

     11:21Whenever the strong man has been fully armed guards his own courtyard, his possessions are in peace. 11:22But whenever the one mightier than him came upon him and then, overcomes him, he takes away his full-armor upon which he had confidence in, and distributes his varioushauls.11:23He who is not with me is against me, and he who is not gathering with me, scatters.

     {Similar: Mat 12:43-45, Luk 11:14-28}

     11:24The unclean spirit, whenever it has gone out of the man, it goes through waterless places, seeking rest, and is not finding any, it says, I will return to my house from where I came out.11:25And having gone back, he finds that it has been swept and adorned. 11:26Then it travels and takeswith it seven other spirits more evil than itself. And after they came back, they are dwelling there and the last state of that man becomes worse than the first.

     11:27 Now when he happened to say these things, a certain woman out of the crowd lifted up her voice and said to him, The womb which bore you, and the breasts which you nursed, are fortunate.

     11:28 But he said, But-rather, those who hear the word of God and are observing it, arefortunate.

     {Similar: Mat 12:38-42, Luk 11:29-32}

     11:29 Now after the crowds accumulated, he began to say, This generation is an evil generation. It is seeking after a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah the prophet. 11:30For* just-as Jonah the prophet became a sign to the Ninevites, so the Son of Man will also be to this generation. 11:31The queen of the south will be arisen up with the men of this generation in the judgment, and will be condemning them, because she came from the limits of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold, more-than Solomon is here.11:32The men of Nineveh will rise* up in the judgment with this generation, and will be condemning it, because they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and behold, more-than Jonah is here.

     {Similar: Mat 5:5, 6:22-23, Luk 11:33-36}

     11:33No one, having lit a lamp, places it in a cellar, nor under the peck-container, but upon the lamp-stand, in order that those who travel in may see the radiance of it. 11:34The lamp of the body is the eye; therefore, whenever your eye is clear, your whole body is also radiant, but whenever it is evil, your body is also dark. 11:35Therefore, note that the light which is in you is not darkness.11:36Therefore, if your whole body is radiant, not having any part dark, it will be entirely radiant, as whenever the lamp illuminates you with its glow.

     {Similar: Mat 23:1-39, Luk 11:37-54}

     11:37 Now while* he was speaking, a certain Pharisee asked him, *that he might have a meal with him, and having entered, he leaned-back at the table.11:38 Now after the Pharisee saw it, he marveled that he had not first immersed*{i.e. bathed} himself before a meal. 11:39 But the Lord said to him, Now you*, the Pharisees cleanse the outside of the cup and of the platter, but the inside of you* is full from ravening and wickedness.11:40Fools, he who made* the outside, did he not also make* the inside? 11:41However, the things which are within you*, give*those as charity, and behold, all things are clean to you*.

     11:42But woe to you* Pharisees! Because you* tithe mint and rue and every herb, and are passing over judgment and the love* of God. It was essential to practice these things and to not leave those undone.11:43Woe to you* Pharisees! Because you* love* the foremost seat in the synagogues and the greetings in the marketplaces. 11:44Woe to you* scribes, and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you* are like the indistinct tombs, and the men who are walking upon themdo not know it.

     11:45 Now someone from the professors of the law, answered and says to him, Teacher, you are also insulting us in saying these things.

     11:46 But he said, Woe also to you* professors of the law! Because you* are loading men down with unbearable loads, and you* yourselves do not stroke the loads with one of your* fingers {i.e. you don't lift a finger to help}.11:47Woe to you*! Because you* build the tombs of the prophets and your* fathers killed them. 11:48Consequently*, you* are testifying and consenting to the works of your* fathers, because they indeed killed them, and you* build their tombs. 11:49Because of this, the wisdom of God also said, I will be sending prophets and apostles to them, and some out of them they will be killing and will be banishing;11:50 in order that the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the conception of the world, may be sought from this generation; 11:51from theblood of Abel{Gen 4:8}to the blood of Zechariah, who perished betweenthe altar and the House of the Lord.{Zec 1:7?}Yes, I say to you*, It will be sought from this generation.11:52Woe to you* professors of the law! Because you* took away the key of knowledge. You* did not enter in yourselves, and you* forbade those who were entering.

     11:53 Now while saying these things to them, the scribes and the Pharisees began terribly to hold everything against him, and to quiz him for unrehearsed answers concerning many things;11:54 plotting against him, seeking to trap him in something out of his mouth, in order that they might accuse him.

Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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