Rotherham's Emphasized Bible

Luke 11

Christ teacheth to pray, and that instantly:

Luke 11:1 And it came to pass, when he was in a certain place praying, as he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him—Lord! teach us to pray, as, John also, taught his disciples. Luke 11:2 And he said unto them—Whensoever ye are praying, say—Father! Hallowed be thy name, Come may thy kingdom, Luke 11:3 Our needful bread, be giving us, day by day; Luke 11:4 And forgive us our sins, for, even we ourselves, forgive every one indebted to us; And bring us not into temptation. Luke 11:5 And he said unto them—Who from among you, shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him—Friend! supply me with three loaves, Luke 11:6 forasmuch as, a friend of mine, hath come off a journey unto me, and I have not what I can set before him; Luke 11:7 and, he, from within, shall answer, and say—Be not disturbing me,—already, the door hath been fastened, and, my children, with me, are, in bed: I cannot rise and give thee? Luke 11:8 I say unto you—Even though he will not give him, rising because of his being a friend of his, because, at least, of his importunity, he will rouse himself, and give him as many as he needeth. Luke 11:9 I, therefore, unto you, say—Be asking, and it shall be given to you, Be seeking, and ye shall find,—Be knocking, and it shall be opened unto you. Luke 11:10 For, whosoever asketh, receiveth, and, he that seeketh, findeth,—and, to him that knocketh, shall it be opened.

assuring that God so will give us good things.

Luke 11:11 But which is the father, from among yourselves, whom the son will ask for, a fish, who, instead of a fish, will give him, a serpent? Luke 11:12 Or shall also ask, an egg, who will give him, a scorpion? Luke 11:13 If therefore, ye, being, evil, know how to be giving, good gifts, unto your children, how much rather, will, the heavenly Father, give Holy Spirit unto them that ask him!

He casting out a dumb devil, rebuketh the blasphemous Pharisees:

Luke 11:14 And he was casting out a demon that was dumb; and it came to pass, when the demon went out, the dumb began speaking. And the multitudes marveled; Luke 11:15 but, some from among them, said—In Beelzebul, the ruler of the demons, is he casting out the demons; Luke 11:16 and, others, putting him to the test, a sign out of heaven, were seeking from him. Luke 11:17 But, he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them—Every kingdom, against itself divided, is laid waste, and, a house, against a house, [divided], falleth; Luke 11:18 And, if, even Satan, against himself hath become divided, how shall his kingdom stand? because ye are saying that, in Beelzebul, am I casting out the demons. Luke 11:19 But, if, I, in Beelzebul, am casting out the demons, In whom are, your sons, casting them out? Wherefore, they, shall be, your judges. Luke 11:20 But, if, with the finger of God, I, am casting out the demons, then doubtless unawares hath come upon you, the kingdom of God. Luke 11:21 Whensoever, the mighty one, armed, may be guarding his own dwelling, in peace, are his goods; Luke 11:22 But, whensoever, a mightier than he, shall come upon and vanquish him, his panoply, he taketh away, wherein he was trusting, and, his spoils, he distributeth. Luke 11:23 He that is not with me, is, against me; and, he that gathereth not with me, scattereth. Luke 11:24 Whensoever, the impure spirit, goeth out from the man, it passeth through waterless places, seeking rest; and, not finding it, [then,] it saith, I will return unto my house, whence I came out;— Luke 11:25 and, coming, findeth it, [empty,] swept, and adorned. Luke 11:26 Then, goeth it, and taketh along with itself, other spirits, more wicked than itself—seven, and, entering in, fixeth its dwelling there; and, the last state of that man, becometh, worse than the first.

Luke 11:27 Now it came to pass, while he was saying these things, that a certain woman out of the multitude, lifting up her voice, said unto him—Happy the womb that bare thee! And the breasts which thou didst suck!

and sheweth who are blessed:

Luke 11:28 But, he, said—Yea rather!—Happy they who hear the word of God, and observe it!

preacheth to the people:

Luke 11:29 And, as the multitudes were thronging together, he began to be saying—This generation, is, a wicked generation: A sign, it is seeking, and, a sign, shall not be given it, save the sign of Jonah. Luke 11:30 For, according as, Jonah, became, unto the Ninevites, a sign, so, shall be, the Son of Man also, unto this generation. Luke 11:31 The queen of the south, will rise up, in the judgment, with the men of this generation, and will condemn them; because she came out of the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon,—and lo! something more than Solomon, here. Luke 11:32 Men of Nineveh, will rise up, in the judgment, with this generation, and will condemn it; because they repented into the proclamation of Jonah,—and lo! something more than Jonah, here. Luke 11:33 No one, having lighted, a lamp, into a covered place, a putteth it, nor, under the measure; but upon the lampstand, that they who enter may see, the light. Luke 11:34 The lamp of thy body, is thine eye: Whensoever, thine eye, may be, single, even the whole of thy body, is, lighted up; but, whensoever it may be, useless, even thy body, is darkened. Luke 11:35 Be looking to it, therefore, lest, the light that is in thee, be, darkness. Luke 11:36 If, therefore, thy whole body, is lighted up, not having any part darkened, the whole, shall be lighted up, as whensoever, the lamp, with its radiance, may be giving thee light.

and reprehendeth the outward shew of holiness in the Pharisees, scribes, and lawyers.

Luke 11:37 And, when he had spoken, a Pharisee was requesting him that he would dine with him; and, entering, he reclined. Luke 11:38 And, the Pharisee, beholding, marveled that he was not, first, immersed, before the dinner. Luke 11:39 And the Lord said unto him: Now, ye, the Pharisees, the outside of the cup and of the tray, do make pure; but, your inward part, is full of plunder and wickedness. Luke 11:40 Simple ones! Did not, he who made the outside, the inside also, make? Luke 11:41 Notwithstanding, as to the things within, give alms, and lo! everything, is, pure unto you. Luke 11:42 But alas for you, the Pharisees! because ye tithe the mint, and the rue, and every garden herb, and pass by justice, and the love of God. But, these things, it was binding to do, and, those, not to pass by. Luke 11:43 Alas for you, the Pharisees! because ye love the first seats in the synagogues, and the salutations in the market-places! Luke 11:44 Alas for you! because ye are as the secret tombs: even the men that are walking above them, know it not.

Luke 11:45 And, making answer, one of the Lawyers saith unto him, Teacher! these things, saying, us also, dost thou insult! Luke 11:46 And, he, said—And, for you, the lawyers, alas! because ye lade men with burdens hard to be borne, and, yourselves, with one of your fingers, touch not the burdens. Luke 11:47 Alas for you! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and your fathers slew them! Luke 11:48 Hence, witnesses, are ye, and find consenting pleasure in the works of your fathers: because, they, indeed, slew them, and, ye, are building, [their tombs]. Luke 11:49 For this cause, the Wisdom of God hath said—I will send forth, unto them, prophets and apostles,—and, some from among them, will they slay, and, [some] persecute: Luke 11:50 That the blood of all the prophets which hath been shed from the foundation of the world, may be sought out, from this generation,— Luke 11:51 From the blood of Abel, unto the blood of Zachariah who was destroyed betwixt the altar and the house; Yea! I say unto you—It shall be sought out from this generation. Luke 11:52 Alas for you, the lawyers! because ye took away the key of knowledge: yourselves, entered not, and, them who were entering, ye hindered. Luke 11:53 And, when, from thence, he came out, the Scribes and the Pharisees began, with vehemence, to be hemming him in, and trying to make him speak off-hand concerning many things,— Luke 11:54 lying in wait for him, to catch something out of his mouth.

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