Luke 11:11

11 “Which of you fathers, if your son asks foraa fish, will give him a snake instead?

Read Luke 11:11 Using Other Translations

If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?
What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent;
“You fathers—if your children ask for a fish, do you give them a snake instead?

What does Luke 11:11 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Luke 11:11

If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father,
&c.] Our Lord illustrates and confirms what he had said before by an instance common among men: the relation between a father and a son is natural, and it is very near; and it is usual for a son, when hungry, and at the proper times of meals, to ask bread of his father: and when he does,

will he give him a stone?
should he do so, he would show that his heart was as hard, or harder than the stone he gives:

or if he ask a fish, will he, for a fish, give him a serpent?
And endeavour to deceive him by the likeness of the one to the other, especially some sort of fish, which would poison or sting him, but not refresh and nourish him: such inhuman brutish parents are not surely to be found; (See Gill on Matthew 7:9), (See Gill on Matthew 7:10).

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