Luke 11:7

Luke 11:7

And he from within shall answer and say
The friend within doors, shall reply to him that is without at his door, in the street:

trouble me not;
by knocking at the door, and importuning to rise and lend loaves; whereby his rest would be disturbed, and trouble given him;

the door is now shut;
being very late at night, and which could not be opened without noise and inconvenience:

and my children are with me in bed:
sleeping, as the Persic version adds; there were none, children, or servants up, to let him in:

I cannot rise;
without disturbing them:

and give thee;
the loaves desired.