Luke 11:27-28

True Blessedness

27 As he said these things, 1a woman in the crowd raised her voice and said to him, 2"Blessed is the womb that bore you, and the breasts at which you nursed!"
28 But he said, 3"Blessed rather are those 4who hear the word of God and 5keep it!"

Luke 11:27-28 In-Context

25 And when it comes, it finds the house swept and put in order.
26 Then it goes and brings seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they enter and dwell there. And the last state of that person is worse than the first."
27 As he said these things, a woman in the crowd raised her voice and said to him, "Blessed is the womb that bore you, and the breasts at which you nursed!"
28 But he said, "Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!"
29 When the crowds were increasing, he began to say, "This generation is an evil generation. It seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah.
30 For as Jonah became a sign to the people of Nineveh, so will the Son of Man be to this generation.

Cross References 5

  • 1. Luke 12:13
  • 2. [2 Chronicles 9:7]; See Luke 1:48
  • 3. [Revelation 1:3; Revelation 22:7]
  • 4. Luke 8:21; See James 1:22
  • 5. Leviticus 22:31
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