Luke 11 - Prayer Tents



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Luke 11
New Living Translation

Teaching about Prayer

11Once Jesus was in a certain place praying. As he finished, one of his disciples came to him and said, "Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples."G2532G1096G1722G846G1511G4336G1722G5100G5117G5613G3973G5100G846G3101G2036G4314G846G2962G1321G2248G4336G2531G2491G2532G1321G846G3101 2Jesus said, "This is how you should pray. "Father, may your name be kept holy. May your Kingdom come soon.G1161G2036G846G3752G4336G3004G2257G3962G3588G1722G3772G37G4675G3686G4675G932G2064G4675G2307G1096G5613G1722G3772G2532G1909G1093 3Give us each day the food we need,G1325G2254G2596G2250G2257G1967G740 4and forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. And don't let us yield to temptation."G2532G863G2254G2257G266G1063G846G2532G863G3956G3784G2254G2532G1533G2248G3361G1519G3986G235G4506G2248G575G4190 5Then, teaching them more about prayer, he used this story: "Suppose you went to a friend's house at midnight, wanting to borrow three loaves of bread. You say to him,G2532G2036G4314G846G5101G1537G5216G2192G5384G2532G4198G4314G846G3317G2532G2036G846G5384G5531G3427G5140G740 6`A friend of mine has just arrived for a visit, and I have nothing for him to eat.'G1894G5384G3450G1537G3598G3854G4314G3165G2532G2192G3756G3739G3908G846 7And suppose he calls out from his bedroom, `Don't bother me. The door is locked for the night, and my family and I are all in bed. I can't help you.'G2548G2081G611G2036G2873G3930G3427G3361G2374G2808G2235G2808G2532G3450G3813G1526G3326G1700G1519G2845G3756G1410G450G1325G4671 8But I tell you this—though he won't do it for friendship's sake, if you keep knocking long enough, he will get up and give you whatever you need because of your shameless persistence.G3004G5213G1499G1453G3756G1453G1325G846G1223G1511G846G5384G1065G1223G846G335G450G1325G846G3745G5535 9"And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.G2504G3004G5213G154G2532G1325G5213G2212G2532G2147G2925G2532G455G5213 10For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.G1063G3956G154G2983G2532G2212G2147G2532G2925G455 11"You fathers—if your children ask for a fish, do you give them a snake instead?G1161G5207G154G740G5216G3962G5101G1929G3361G846G3037G1499G2486G1929G473G2486G1929G3361G846G3789 12Or if they ask for an egg, do you give them a scorpion? Of course not!G2228G2532G1437G154G5609G3361G1929G846G4651 13So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him."G1487G5210G3767G5225G4190G1492G1325G18G1390G5216G5043G4214G3123G1325G3772G3962G1537G1325G40G4151G154G846

Jesus and the Prince of Demons

14One day Jesus cast out a demon from a man who couldn't speak, and when the demon was gone, the man began to speak. The crowds were amazed,G2532G2258G1544G1140G2532G846G2258G2974G1161G1096G1140G1831G2974G2980G2532G3793G2296 15but some of them said, "No wonder he can cast out demons. He gets his power from Satan, the prince of demons."G1161G5100G1537G846G2036G1544G1140G1722G954G758G1140 16Others, trying to test Jesus, demanded that he show them a miraculous sign from heaven to prove his authority.G1161G2087G3985G2212G3844G846G4592G1537G3772 17He knew their thoughts, so he said, "Any kingdom divided by civil war is doomed. A family splintered by feuding will fall apart.G1161G846G1492G846G1270G2036G846G3956G932G1266G1909G1438G2049G2532G3624G1909G3624G4098 18You say I am empowered by Satan. But if Satan is divided and fighting against himself, how can his kingdom survive?G1161G1499G4567G1499G1266G1909G1438G4459G2476G846G932G2476G3754G3004G3165G1544G1140G1722G954 19And if I am empowered by Satan, what about your own exorcists? They cast out demons, too, so they will condemn you for what you have said.G1161G1487G1473G1722G954G1544G1140G1722G5101G1544G5216G5207G1544G1223G5124G846G2071G5216G2923 20But if I am casting out demons by the power of God, then the Kingdom of God has arrived among you.G1161G1487G1722G1147G2316G1544G1140G686G932G2316G5348G1909G5209 21For when a strong man like Satan is fully armed and guards his palace, his possessions are safe?G3752G2478G2528G5442G833G1438G846G5224G2076G1722G1515 22until someone even stronger attacks and overpowers him, strips him of his weapons, and carries off his belongings.G1161G1875G2478G846G1904G3528G846G142G846G3833G1909G3739G3982G2532G1239G846G4661 23"Anyone who isn't with me opposes me, and anyone who isn't working with me is actually working against me.G5607G3361G3326G1700G2076G2596G1700G2532G4863G3361G3326G1700G4650 24"When an evil spirit leaves a person, it goes into the desert, searching for rest. But when it finds none, it says, `I will return to the person I came from.'G3752G169G4151G1831G575G444G1330G1223G504G5117G2212G372G2532G2147G3361G3004G5290G1519G3450G3624G3606G1831 25So it returns and finds that its former home is all swept and in order.G2532G2064G2147G4563G2532G2885 26Then the spirit finds seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they all enter the person and live there. And so that person is worse off than before."G5119G4198G2532G3880G2033G2087G4151G4191G1438G2532G1525G2730G1563G2532G2078G1565G444G1096G5501G4413 27As he was speaking, a woman in the crowd called out, "God bless your mother—the womb from which you came, and the breasts that nursed you!"G1161G1096G1722G846G3004G5023G5100G1135G1537G3793G1869G5456G2036G846G3107G2836G941G4571G2532G3149G3739G2337 28Jesus replied, "But even more blessed are all who hear the word of God and put it into practice."G1161G846G2036G3304G3107G191G3056G2316G2532G5442G846

The Sign of Jonah

29As the crowd pressed in on Jesus, he said, "This evil generation keeps asking me to show them a miraculous sign. But the only sign I will give them is the sign of Jonah.G1161G3793G1865G756G3004G3778G2076G4190G1074G1934G4592G2532G1325G3756G4592G1325G846G1508G4592G2495G4396 30What happened to him was a sign to the people of Nineveh that God had sent him. What happens to the Son of Man will be a sign to these people that he was sent by God.G1063G2531G2495G1096G4592G3536G3779G2071G2532G5207G444G2071G5026G1074 31"The queen of Sheba will stand up against this generation on judgment day and condemn it, for she came from a distant land to hear the wisdom of Solomon. Now someone greater than Solomon is here—but you refuse to listen.G938G3558G1453G1722G2920G3326G435G5026G1074G2532G2632G846G3754G2064G1537G4009G1093G191G4678G4672G2532G2400G4119G4672G5602 32The people of Nineveh will also stand up against this generation on judgment day and condemn it, for they repented of their sins at the preaching of Jonah. Now someone greater than Jonah is here—but you refuse to repent.G435G3535G450G1722G2920G3326G5026G1074G2532G2632G846G3754G3340G1519G2782G2495G2532G2400G4119G2495G5602

Receiving the Light

33"No one lights a lamp and then hides it or puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where its light can be seen by all who enter the house.G1161G3762G681G3088G5087G1519G2926G3761G5259G3426G235G1909G3087G2443G3588G1531G991G5338 34"Your eye is a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is good, your whole body is filled with light. But when it is bad, your body is filled with darkness.G3088G4983G2076G3788G3767G1875G4675G3788G5600G573G4675G3650G4983G2532G2076G5460G1161G3752G5600G4190G4675G4983G2532G4652 35Make sure that the light you think you have is not actually darkness.G4648G3767G5457G3588G1722G4671G2076G3361G4655 36If you are filled with light, with no dark corners, then your whole life will be radiant, as though a floodlight were filling you with light."G1487G4675G3650G4983G3767G5460G2192G3361G5100G3313G4652G3650G2071G5460G5613G3752G796G3088G5461G4571G5461

Jesus Criticizes the Religious Leaders

37As Jesus was speaking, one of the Pharisees invited him home for a meal. So he went in and took his place at the table.G1161G1722G2980G5100G5330G2065G846G3704G709G3844G846G1161G1525G377 38His host was amazed to see that he sat down to eat without first performing the hand-washing ceremony required by Jewish custom.G1161G5330G1492G2296G3754G907G3756G4412G907G4253G712 39Then the Lord said to him, "You Pharisees are so careful to clean the outside of the cup and the dish, but inside you are filthy—full of greed and wickedness!G1161G2962G2036G4314G846G3568G2511G5210G5330G2511G1855G4221G2532G4094G1161G5216G2081G1073G724G2532G4189 40Fools! Didn't God make the inside as well as the outside?G878G4160G3756G4160G3588G1855G4160G3588G2081G2532 41So clean the inside by giving gifts to the poor, and you will be clean all over.G4133G1325G1654G1751G2532G2400G3956G2076G2513G5213 42"What sorrow awaits you Pharisees! For you are careful to tithe even the tiniest income from your herb gardens, but you ignore justice and the love of God. You should tithe, yes, but do not neglect the more important things.G235G3759G5213G5330G3754G586G2238G2532G4076G2532G3956G3001G2532G3928G2920G2532G26G2316G5023G1163G4160G3361G863G2548G863 43"What sorrow awaits you Pharisees! For you love to sit in the seats of honor in the synagogues and receive respectful greetings as you walk in the marketplaces.G3759G5213G5330G3754G25G4410G1722G4864G2532G783G1722G58 44Yes, what sorrow awaits you! For you are like hidden graves in a field. People walk over them without knowing the corruption they are stepping on."G3759G5213G1122G2532G5330G5273G3754G2075G5613G3419G3588G82G2532G444G4043G1883G1492G3756G1492 45"Teacher," said an expert in religious law, "you have insulted us, too, in what you just said."G1161G611G5100G3544G3004G846G1320G5023G3004G5195G2248G2532 46"Yes," said Jesus, "what sorrow also awaits you experts in religious law! For you crush people with unbearable religious demands, and you never lift a finger to ease the burden.G1161G2036G3759G5213G2532G3544G3754G5412G444G5413G1419G2532G846G4379G3756G5413G1520G5216G1147 47What sorrow awaits you! For you build monuments for the prophets your own ancestors killed long ago.G3759G5213G3754G3618G3419G4396G1161G5216G3962G615G846 48But in fact, you stand as witnesses who agree with what your ancestors did. They killed the prophets, and you join in their crime by building the monuments!G686G3140G2532G4909G2041G5216G3962G3754G846G3303G615G846G1161G5210G3618G846G3419 49This is what God in his wisdom said about you. `I will send prophets and apostles to them, but they will kill some and persecute the others.'G1223G5124G2532G2036G4678G2316G649G1519G846G4396G2532G652G2532G1537G846G615G2532G1559 50"As a result, this generation will be held responsible for the murder of all God's prophets from the creation of the world?G2443G129G3956G4396G3588G1632G575G2602G2889G1567G575G5026G1074 51from the murder of Abel to the murder of Zechariah, who was killed between the altar and the sanctuary. Yes, it will certainly be charged against this generation.G575G129G6G2193G129G2197G3588G622G3342G2379G2532G3624G3483G3004G5213G1567G575G5026G1074 52"What sorrow awaits you experts in religious law! For you remove the key to knowledge from the people. You don't enter the Kingdom yourselves, and you prevent others from entering."G3759G5213G3544G3754G142G2807G1108G1525G3756G1525G846G2532G1525G2967 53As Jesus was leaving, the teachers of religious law and the Pharisees became hostile and tried to provoke him with many questions.G1161G846G3004G5023G4314G846G1122G2532G5330G756G1758G1171G2532G653G846G653G4012G4119 54They wanted to trap him into saying something they could use against him.G1748G846G2532G2212G2340G5100G1537G846G4750G2443G2723G846


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