11 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.
2 And he said unto them—Whensoever ye are praying say—Father! Hallowed be thy name, Come may thy kingdom,
3 Our needful bread be giving us day by day;
4 And forgive us our sins, For even we ourselves forgive every one indebted to us; And bring us not into temptation.
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,
6 forasmuch as a friend of mine hath come off a journey unto me and I have not what I can set before him;
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?
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.
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.
10 For whosoever asketh receiveth, And he that seeketh findeth,—And to him that knocketh shall it be opened.
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?
12 Or shall also ask an egg, Who will give him a scorpion?
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!
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 marvelled;
15 but some from among them said—In Beelzebul the ruler of the demons is he casting out the demons;
16 and others putting him to the test a sign out of heaven were seeking from him.
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;
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.
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.
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.
21 Whensoever the mighty one armed may be guarding his own dwelling in peace are his goods;
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.
23 He that is not with me is against me; And he that gathereth not with me scattereth.
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;—
25 and coming findeth it [empty,] swept, and adorned.
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.
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!
28 But he said—Yea rather!—Happy they who hear the word of God and observe it!
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.
30 For according as Jonah became unto the Ninevites a sign So shall be the Son of Man also unto this generation.
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.
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.
33 No one having lighted a lamp into a covered place putteth it, nor under the measure; but upon the lampstand, that they who enter may see the light.
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.
35 Be looking to it therefore lest the light that is in thee be darkness.
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.
37 And when he had spoken a Pharisee was requesting him that he would dine with him; and entering he reclined.
38 And the Pharisee beholding marvelled that he was not first immersed before the dinner.
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.
40 Simple ones! Did not he who made the outside the inside also make?
41 Notwithstanding as to the things within give alms, And lo! everything is pure unto you.
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.
43 Alas for you, the Pharisees! Because ye love the first seats in the synagogues And the salutations in the market-places!
44 Alas for you! Because ye are as the secret tombs: Even the men that are walking above them know it not.
45 And making answer one of the Lawyers saith unto him—Teacher! these things saying, us also dost thou insult!
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.
47 Alas for you! Because ye build the tombs of the prophets, And your fathers slew them!
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].
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:
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,—
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.
52 Alas for you, the lawyers! Because ye took away the key of knowledge: Yourselves entered not, And them who were entering ye hindered.
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,—
54 lying in wait for him, to catch something out of his mouth.