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Luke 11

NCV 1 One time Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his followers said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray as John taught his followers." NIV 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." NCV 2 Jesus said to them, "When you pray, say: 'Father, may your name always be kept holy. May your kingdom come. NIV 2 He said to them, "When you pray, say: " 'Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come. NCV 3 Give us the food we need for each day. NIV 3 Give us each day our daily bread. NCV 4 Forgive us for our sins, because we forgive everyone who has done wrong to us. And do not cause us to be tempted.'" NIV 4 Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us. And lead us not into temptation. ' " NCV 5 Then Jesus said to them, "Suppose one of you went to your friend's house at midnight and said to him, 'Friend, loan me three loaves of bread. NIV 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, NCV 6 A friend of mine has come into town to visit me, but I have nothing for him to eat.' NIV 6 because a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I have nothing to set before him.' NCV 7 Your friend inside the house answers, 'Don't bother me! The door is already locked, and my children and I are in bed. I cannot get up and give you anything.' NIV 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.' NCV 8 I tell you, if friendship is not enough to make him get up to give you the bread, your boldness will make him get up and give you whatever you need. NIV 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. NCV 9 So I tell you, ask, and God will give to you. Search, and you will find. Knock, and the door will open for you. NIV 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. NCV 10 Yes, everyone who asks will receive. The one who searches will find. And everyone who knocks will have the door opened. NIV 10 For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. NCV 11 If your children ask for a fish, which of you would give them a snake instead? NIV 11 "Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? NCV 12 Or, if your children ask for an egg, would you give them a scorpion? NIV 12 Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? NCV 13 Even though you are bad, you know how to give good things to your children. How much more your heavenly Father will give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!" NIV 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!" NCV 14 One time Jesus was sending out a demon that could not talk. When the demon came out, the man who had been unable to speak, then spoke. The people were amazed. NIV 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. NCV 15 But some of them said, "Jesus uses the power of Beelzebul, the ruler of demons, to force demons out of people." NIV 15 But some of them said, "By Beelzebub, the prince of demons, he is driving out demons." NCV 16 Other people, wanting to test Jesus, asked him to give them a sign from heaven. NIV 16 Others tested him by asking for a sign from heaven. NCV 17 But knowing their thoughts, he said to them, "Every kingdom that is divided against itself will be destroyed. And a family that is divided against itself will not continue. NIV 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. NCV 18 So if Satan is divided against himself, his kingdom will not continue. You say that I use the power of Beelzebul to force out demons. NIV 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. NCV 19 But if I use the power of Beelzebul to force out demons, what power do your people use to force demons out? So they will be your judges. NIV 19 Now if I drive out demons by Beelzebub, by whom do your followers drive them out? So then, they will be your judges. NCV 20 But if I use the power of God to force out demons, then the kingdom of God has come to you. NIV 20 But if I drive out demons by the finger of God, then the kingdom of God has come to you. NCV 21 "When a strong person with many weapons guards his own house, his possessions are safe. NIV 21 "When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own house, his possessions are safe. NCV 22 But when someone stronger comes and defeats him, the stronger one will take away the weapons the first man trusted and will give away the possessions. NIV 22 But when someone stronger attacks and overpowers him, he takes away the armor in which the man trusted and divides up the spoils. NCV 23 "Anyone who is not with me is against me, and anyone who does not work with me is working against me. NIV 23 "He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me, scatters. NCV 24 "When an evil spirit comes out of a person, it travels through dry places, looking for a place to rest. But when it finds no place, it says, 'I will go back to the house I left.' NIV 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.' NCV 25 And when it comes back, it finds that house swept clean and made neat. NIV 25 When it arrives, it finds the house swept clean and put in order. NCV 26 Then the evil spirit goes out and brings seven other spirits more evil than it is, and they go in and live there. So the person has even more trouble than before." NIV 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." NCV 27 As Jesus was saying these things, a woman in the crowd called out to Jesus, "Happy is the mother who gave birth to you and nursed you." NIV 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." NCV 28 But Jesus said, "No, happy are those who hear the teaching of God and obey it." NIV 28 He replied, "Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it." NCV 29 As the crowd grew larger, Jesus said, "The people who live today are evil. They want to see a miracle for a sign, but no sign will be given them, except the sign of Jonah. NIV 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. NCV 30 As Jonah was a sign for those people who lived in Nineveh, the Son of Man will be a sign for the people of this time. NIV 30 For as Jonah was a sign to the Ninevites, so also will the Son of Man be to this generation. NCV 31 On the Judgment Day the Queen of the Southn will stand up with the people who live now. She will show they are guilty, because she came from far away to listen to Solomon's wise teaching. And I tell you that someone greater than Solomon is here. NIV 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. NCV 32 On the Judgment Day the people of Nineveh will stand up with the people who live now, and they will show that you are guilty. When Jonah preached to them, they were sorry and changed their lives. And I tell you that someone greater than Jonah is here. NIV 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. NCV 33 "No one lights a lamp and puts it in a secret place or under a bowl, but on a lampstand so the people who come in can see. NIV 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. NCV 34 Your eye is a light for the body. When your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. But when your eyes are evil, your whole body will be full of darkness. NIV 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. NCV 35 So be careful not to let the light in you become darkness. NIV 35 See to it, then, that the light within you is not darkness. NCV 36 If your whole body is full of light, and none of it is dark, then you will shine bright, as when a lamp shines on you." NIV 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." NCV 37 After Jesus had finished speaking, a Pharisee asked Jesus to eat with him. So Jesus went in and sat at the table. NIV 37 When Jesus had finished speaking, a Pharisee invited him to eat with him; so he went in and reclined at the table. NCV 38 But the Pharisee was surprised when he saw that Jesus did not wash his handsn before the meal. NIV 38 But the Pharisee, noticing that Jesus did not first wash before the meal, was surprised. NCV 39 The Lord said to him, "You Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and the dish, but inside you are full of greed and evil. NIV 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. NCV 40 You foolish people! The same one who made what is outside also made what is inside. NIV 40 You foolish people! Did not the one who made the outside make the inside also? NCV 41 So give what is in your dishes to the poor, and then you will be fully clean. NIV 41 But give what is inside [the dish] to the poor, and everything will be clean for you. NCV 42 How terrible for you Pharisees! You give God one-tenth of even your mint, your rue, and every other plant in your garden. But you fail to be fair to others and to love God. These are the things you should do while continuing to do those other things. NIV 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. NCV 43 How terrible for you Pharisees, because you love to have the most important seats in the synagogues, and you love to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces. NIV 43 "Woe to you Pharisees, because you love the most important seats in the synagogues and greetings in the marketplaces. NCV 44 How terrible for you, because you are like hidden graves, which people walk on without knowing." NIV 44 "Woe to you, because you are like unmarked graves, which men walk over without knowing it." NCV 45 One of the experts on the law said to Jesus, "Teacher, when you say these things, you are insulting us, too." NIV 45 One of the experts in the law answered him, "Teacher, when you say these things, you insult us also." NCV 46 Jesus answered, "How terrible for you, you experts on the law! You make strict rules that are very hard for people to obey, but you yourselves don't even try to follow those rules. NIV 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. NCV 47 How terrible for you, because you build tombs for the prophets whom your ancestors killed! NIV 47 "Woe to you, because you build tombs for the prophets, and it was your forefathers who killed them. NCV 48 And now you show that you approve of what your ancestors did. They killed the prophets, and you build tombs for them! NIV 48 So you testify that you approve of what your forefathers did; they killed the prophets, and you build their tombs. NCV 49 This is why in his wisdom God said, 'I will send prophets and apostles to them. They will kill some, and they will treat others cruelly.' NIV 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.' NCV 50 So you who live now will be punished for the deaths of all the prophets who were killed since the beginning of the world -- NIV 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, NCV 51 from the killing of Abel to the killing of Zechariah, who died between the altar and the Temple. Yes, I tell you that you who are alive now will be punished for them all. NIV 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. NCV 52 "How terrible for you, you experts on the law. You have taken away the key to learning about God. You yourselves would not learn, and you stopped others from learning, too." NIV 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." NCV 53 When Jesus left, the teachers of the law and the Pharisees began to give him trouble, asking him questions about many things, NIV 53 When Jesus left there, the Pharisees and the teachers of the law began to oppose him fiercely and to besiege him with questions, NCV 54 trying to catch him saying something wrong. NIV 54 waiting to catch him in something he might say.