Luke 11:11

“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?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

If a sonne shall aske bread of any of you that is a father, will hee giue him a stone? Or if he aske a fish, will he for a fish giue him a serpent?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Now suppose one of you fathers is asked by his son for a fish; he will not give him a snake instead of a fish, will he?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And of which of you that is a father shall his son ask a loaf, and he give him a stone? or a fish, and he for a fish give him a serpent?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And which of you, being a father, will give a stone to his son, who makes request for bread? or for a fish, will give him a snake?
- Basic English Bible

But of whom of you that is a father shall a son ask bread, and [the father] shall give him a stone? or also a fish, and instead of a fish shall give him a serpent?
- Darby Bible

If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he shall ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?
- Webster's Bible

And what father is there among you, who, if his son asks for a slice of bread, will offer him a stone? or if he asks for a fish, will instead of a fish offer him a snake?
- Weymouth Bible

Which of you fathers, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, he won't give him a snake instead of a fish, will he?
- World English Bible

Therfor who of you axith his fadir breed, whether he schal yyue hym a stoon? or if he axith fisch, whether he schal yyue hym a serpent for the fisch?
- Wycliffe Bible

`And of which of you -- the father -- if the son shall ask a loaf, a stone will he present to him? and if a fish, will he instead of a fish, a serpent present to him?
- Youngs Literal Bible

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Discussion for Luke 11

  • Stan
    On verses 34-36: Here Jesus is saying you're either 100% fill of light and goodness or 100% full of evilness and darkness. There's no such thing as being partly light and partly darkness, partly good and partly evil. There's only 1 way to be 100% full of light: by recieving Jesus as your Lord and Saviour. "I am the light of the world" (Jesus) "In Him was Life; and the Life was the Light of men."
  • MockingBird
    We all have a copy of God's word. The religious people were saying that Mary was blessed to have the Christ. Jesus did not deny it : But said : Rather than that : we are the more Blessed to hear the word of God and keep it. To keep it is to meditate in the word by day and by night and that puts it into our heart to keep it and to draw on His word in time of need . Be a doer of God's word and not just a hearer only. Do what God says. Keep it in our heart !!!
  • Terrie
    God says that hears and does of his word, please him, because one is walking in obedience. Here is a person who loves, God, himself and his neighbor.
  • Mboki aldrin moatswi
    I have decided choose to pray and worship our might god alone since I have to answers and will be charged for my deeds on the last day of judgment
  • Tilda
    God assured us that He can give us anything,now the ball is in our hands to trust God for great things,meaning there is no need of worrying if you are struggling to get something because God will give you.
  • QaiserNaveed
    I have received lot of blessing of this verse keep in your life God gave us more blessing.when you welcome at door step his servant pastoretc.

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