Luke 11:37

37 While he was speaking, a Pharisee invited him to dine with him; so he went in and took his place 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 Therefore consider whether the light in you is not darkness.
36 If then your whole body is full of light, with no part of it in darkness, it will be as full of light as when a lamp gives you light with its rays."
37 While he was speaking, a Pharisee invited him to dine with him; so he went in and took his place at the table.
38 The Pharisee was amazed to see that he did not first wash before dinner.
39 Then the Lord said to him, "Now you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and of the dish, but inside you are full of greed and wickedness.