Luke 11:37

Woes on the Pharisees and the Experts in the Law

37 When Jesus had finished speaking, a Pharisee invited him to eat with him; so he went in and reclined at the table.

Luke 11:37 in Other Translations

KJV
37 And as he spake, a certain Pharisee besought him to dine with him: and he went in, and sat down to meat.
ESV
37 While Jesus was speaking, a Pharisee asked him to dine with him, so he went in and reclined at table.
NLT
37 As Jesus was speaking, one of the Pharisees invited him home for a meal. So he went in and took his place at the table.
MSG
37 When he finished that talk, a Pharisee asked him to dinner. He entered his house and sat right down at the table.
CSB
37 As He was speaking, a Pharisee asked Him to dine with him. So He went in and reclined at the table.

Luke 11:37 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 11:37

And as he spake
Either the above words, or others at another time:

a certain Pharisee besought him to dine with him:
as one of the same sect had before, in ( Luke 7:36 ) and who either was better affected to Christ than the generality of them were; or had a design upon him to get him into company with others, in private, and ensnare him if they could, and overcome him, who was an overmatch for them before the people; among whom they feared, should they go on thus publicly to attack him, their credit and reputation would sink, and be lost.

And he went in and sat down to meat:
whatever were the intentions of the Pharisee, Christ, who was always affable and free with all sorts of men, readily accepted of the invitation, and at once went along with him to his house; and dinner being ready, and on the table, he immediately sat down without any ceremony.

Luke 11:37 In-Context

35 See to it, then, that the light within you is not darkness.
36 Therefore, if your whole body is full of light, and no part of it dark, it will be just as full of light as when a lamp shines its light on you.”
37 When Jesus had finished speaking, a Pharisee invited him to eat with him; so he went in and reclined at the table.
38 But the Pharisee was surprised when he noticed that Jesus did not first wash before the meal.
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.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Luke 7:36; Luke 14:1