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1 And it came about that he was in prayer in a certain place, and when he came to an end, one of his disciples said to him, Lord, will you give us teaching about prayer, as John did to his disciples? 1 One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples."
2 And he said to them, When you say your prayers, say, Father, may your name be kept holy and your kingdom come. 2 He said to them, "When you pray, say: " 'Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come.
3 Give us every day bread for our needs. 3 Give us each day our daily bread.
4 May we have forgiveness for our sins, as we make free all those who are in debt to us. And let us not be put to the test. 4 Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us. And lead us not into temptation. ' "
5 And he said to them, Which of you, having a friend, would go to him in the middle of the night and say to him, Friend, let me have three cakes of bread; 5 Then he said to them, "Suppose one of you has a friend, and he goes to him at midnight and says, 'Friend, lend me three loaves of bread,
6 Because a friend of mine has come to me on a journey, and I have nothing to put before him; 6 because a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I have nothing to set before him.'
7 And he, from inside the house, would say in answer, Do not be a trouble to me; the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; it is not possible for me to get up and give to you? 7 "Then the one inside answers, 'Don't bother me. The door is already locked, and my children are with me in bed. I can't get up and give you anything.'
8 I say to you, Though he will not get up and give to him, because he is his friend, still, if he keeps on making his request, he will get up and give him as much as he has need of. 8 I tell you, though he will not get up and give him the bread because he is his friend, yet because of the man's boldness he will get up and give him as much as he needs.
9 And I say to you, Make requests, and they will be answered; what you are searching for, you will get; when you give the sign, the door will be open to you. 9 "So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
10 For to everyone who makes a request, it will be given; and he who is searching will get his desire; and to him who gives the sign, the door will be open. 10 For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.
11 And which of you, being a father, will give a stone to his son, who makes request for bread? or for a fish, will give him a snake? 11 "Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead?
12 Or for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 12 Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion?
13 If, then, you who are evil are able to give good things to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who make request to him? 13 If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!"
14 And he was sending an evil spirit out of a man who was without the power of talking. And it came about that when the spirit had gone the man had the power of talking; and the people were full of wonder. 14 Jesus was driving out a demon that was mute. When the demon left, the man who had been mute spoke, and the crowd was amazed.
15 But some of them said, He sends out evil spirits by Beelzebul, the ruler of evil spirits. 15 But some of them said, "By Beelzebub, the prince of demons, he is driving out demons."
16 And others, testing him, were looking for a sign from heaven from him. 16 Others tested him by asking for a sign from heaven.
17 But he, having knowledge of their thoughts, said to them, Every kingdom in which there is division is made waste; and a house in which there is division comes to destruction. 17 Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them: "Any kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and a house divided against itself will fall.
18 If, then, Satan is at war with himself, how will he keep his kingdom? because you say that I send evil spirits out of men by the help of Beelzebul. 18 If Satan is divided against himself, how can his kingdom stand? I say this because you claim that I drive out demons by Beelzebub.
19 And if I, by Beelzebul, send out evil spirits, by whose help do your sons send them out? so let them be your judges. 19 Now if I drive out demons by Beelzebub, by whom do your followers drive them out? So then, they will be your judges.
20 But if I, by the finger of God, send out evil spirits, then the kingdom of God has overtaken you. 20 But if I drive out demons by the finger of God, then the kingdom of God has come to you.
21 When the strong man armed keeps watch over his house, then his goods are safe: 21 "When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own house, his possessions are safe.
22 But when one who is stronger makes an attack on him and overcomes him, he takes away his instruments of war, in which he had put his faith, and makes division of his goods. 22 But when someone stronger attacks and overpowers him, he takes away the armor in which the man trusted and divides up the spoils.
23 He who is not with me is against me, and he who will not give me help in getting people together is driving them away. 23 "He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me, scatters.
24 The unclean spirit, when he has gone out of a man, goes through dry places, looking for rest; and when he does not get it, he says, I will go back to my house from which I came. 24 "When an evil spirit comes out of a man, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. Then it says, 'I will return to the house I left.'
25 And when he comes, he sees that it has been made fair and clean. 25 When it arrives, it finds the house swept clean and put in order.
26 Then he goes and gets seven other spirits more evil than himself, and they go in, and take their places there: and the last condition of that man is worse than the first. 26 Then it goes and takes seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that man is worse than the first."
27 And it came about that when he said these things, a certain woman among the people said in a loud voice, Happy is the body which gave you birth, and the breasts from which you took milk. 27 As Jesus was saying these things, a woman in the crowd called out, "Blessed is the mother who gave you birth and nursed you."
28 But he said, More happy are they who give hearing to the word of God and keep it. 28 He replied, "Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it."
29 And when a great number of people came together to him, he said, This generation is an evil generation: it is looking for a sign and no sign will be given to it but the sign of Jonah. 29 As the crowds increased, Jesus said, "This is a wicked generation. It asks for a miraculous sign, but none will be given it except the sign of Jonah.
30 For even as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so will the Son of man be to this generation. 30 For as Jonah was a sign to the Ninevites, so also will the Son of Man be to this generation.
31 The queen of the South will come up on the day of judging and give her decision against the men of this generation: for she came from the ends of the earth to give ear to the wisdom of Solomon; and now something greater than Solomon is here. 31 The Queen of the South will rise at the judgment with the men of this generation and condemn them; for she came from the ends of the earth to listen to Solomon's wisdom, and now one greater than Solomon is here.
32 The men of Nineveh will come up in the day of judging and give their decision against this generation: for they were turned away from their sins at the preaching of Jonah; but now something greater than Jonah is here. 32 The men of Nineveh will stand up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and now one greater than Jonah is here.
33 No man, when the light has been lighted, puts it in a secret place, or under a vessel, but on its table, so that those who come in may see the light. 33 "No one lights a lamp and puts it in a place where it will be hidden, or under a bowl. Instead he puts it on its stand, so that those who come in may see the light.
34 The light of the body is the eye: when your eye is true, all your body is full of light; but when it is evil, your body is dark. 34 Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eyes are good, your whole body also is full of light. But when they are bad, your body also is full of darkness.
35 So take care that the light which is in you is not dark. 35 See to it, then, that the light within you is not darkness.
36 If, then, all your body is light, with no part of it dark, it will be completely full of light, as when a flame with its bright shining gives you light. 36 Therefore, if your whole body is full of light, and no part of it dark, it will be completely lighted, as when the light of a lamp shines on you."
37 Now, while he was talking, a Pharisee made a request that he would come to a meal with him; and he went in and took his seat at the meal. 37 When Jesus had finished speaking, a Pharisee invited him to eat with him; so he went in and reclined at the table.
38 And when the Pharisee saw it, he was surprised because he came to the meal without first washing himself. 38 But the Pharisee, noticing that Jesus did not first wash before the meal, was surprised.
39 And the Lord said to him, You Pharisees make the outside of the cup and the plate clean; but inside you are thieves and full of evil. 39 Then the Lord said to him, "Now then, you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside you are full of greed and wickedness.
40 O you foolish ones! did not he who made the outside in the same way make the inside? 40 You foolish people! Did not the one who made the outside make the inside also?
41 But if you give to the poor such things as you are able, then all things are clean to you. 41 But give what is inside [the dish] to the poor, and everything will be clean for you.
42 But a curse is on you, Pharisees! for you make men give a tenth of every sort of plant, and give no thought to right and the love of God; but it is right for you to do these things, and not let the others be undone. 42 "Woe to you Pharisees, because you give God a tenth of your mint, rue and all other kinds of garden herbs, but you neglect justice and the love of God. You should have practiced the latter without leaving the former undone.
43 A curse is on you, Pharisees! for your desires are for the most important seats in the Synagogues and for words of respect said to you in the market-place. 43 "Woe to you Pharisees, because you love the most important seats in the synagogues and greetings in the marketplaces.
44 A curse is on you! for you are like the resting-places of dead men, which are not seen, and men go walking over them without knowledge of it. 44 "Woe to you, because you are like unmarked graves, which men walk over without knowing it."
45 And one of the teachers of the law, answering, said to him, Master, in saying this, you give a bad name to us as to them. 45 One of the experts in the law answered him, "Teacher, when you say these things, you insult us also."
46 And he said, A curse is on you, teachers of the law! for while other men are crushed under the weight of the rules you make for them, you yourselves do not put so much as one finger to them. 46 Jesus replied, "And you experts in the law, woe to you, because you load people down with burdens they can hardly carry, and you yourselves will not lift one finger to help them.
47 A curse is on you! for you make resting-places for the bodies of the prophets, but your fathers put them to death. 47 "Woe to you, because you build tombs for the prophets, and it was your forefathers who killed them.
48 So you are witnesses and give approval to the work of your fathers; for they put them to death and you make their last resting-places. 48 So you testify that you approve of what your forefathers did; they killed the prophets, and you build their tombs.
49 For this reason the wisdom of God has said, I will send them prophets and teachers, and to some of them they will give death and cruel pains; 49 Because of this, God in his wisdom said, 'I will send them prophets and apostles, some of whom they will kill and others they will persecute.'
50 So that punishment may come on this generation for the blood of all the prophets which was given from the earliest days; 50 Therefore this generation will be held responsible for the blood of all the prophets that has been shed since the beginning of the world,
51 From the blood of Abel to the blood of Zachariah, who was put to death between the altar and the Temple. Yes, I say to you, It will come on this generation. 51 from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah, who was killed between the altar and the sanctuary. Yes, I tell you, this generation will be held responsible for it all.
52 A curse is on you, teachers of the law! for you have taken away the key of knowledge: you did not go in yourselves, and you got in the way of those who were going in. 52 "Woe to you experts in the law, because you have taken away the key to knowledge. You yourselves have not entered, and you have hindered those who were entering."
53 And when he had come out of that place, the scribes and the Pharisees came round him angrily, questioning him about more things; 53 When Jesus left there, the Pharisees and the teachers of the law began to oppose him fiercely and to besiege him with questions,
54 And watching him, for a chance to get something from his words which might be used against him. 54 waiting to catch him in something he might say.