Luke 11:13

If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

If ye then, being euill, know how to giue good gifts vnto your children: how much more shall your heauenly Father giue the holy Spirit to them that aske him?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"If you then, being evil, 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?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall `your' heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
- American Standard Version (1901)

If, then, you who are evil are able to give good things to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who make request to him?
- Basic English Bible

If therefore *ye*, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much rather shall the Father who is of heaven give [the] Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
- Darby Bible

If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children: how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
- Webster's Bible

If you then, with all your human frailty, know how to give your children gifts that are good for them, how much more certainly will your Father who is in Heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!"
- Weymouth Bible

If you then, being evil, 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?"
- World English Bible

Therfor if ye, whanne ye ben yuel, kunnen yyue good yiftis to youre children, hou myche more youre fadir of heuene schal yyue a good spirit to men that axith him.
- Wycliffe Bible

If, then, ye, being evil, have known good gifts to be giving to your children, how much more shall the Father who is from heaven give the Holy Spirit to those asking Him!'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 11:13


11:13 How much more shall your heavenly Father - How beautiful is the gradation! A friend: a father: God! Give the Holy Spirit - The best of gifts, and that which includes every good gift.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 11:13


Lu 11:13 Give the Holy Spirit. Instead of "good things" (Mt 7:11), Luke says that the Father will give the Holy Spirit, the best possible gift.

Discussion for Luke 11

  • BSP
    Verse 9 encourages us to keep on asking and this shows heartfelt desire and it is a display of faith.
  • Norm
    And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. And the people, when they knew it, followed him: and he received them, and spake unto them of the kingdom of God, and healed them that had need of healing. And they departed, and went through the towns, preaching the gospel, and healing every where. Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh. Turn again to the most High, and turn away from iniquity: for he will lead thee out of darkness into the light of health, and hate thou abomination vehemently. For the eyes of the Lord are upon them that love him, he is their mighty protection and strong stay, a defence from heat, and a cover from the sun at noon, a preservation from stumbling, and an help from falling. He raiseth up the soul, and lighteneth the eyes: he giveth health, life, and blessing.
  • Norm
    He will swallow up death in victory and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken it. Behold, I will bring it health and cure, and I will cure them, and will reveal unto them the abundance of peace and truth. For he created all things, that they might have their being: and the generations of the world were healthful and there is no poison of destruction in them, nor the kingdom of death upon the earth: For it was neither herb, nor mollifying plaister, that restored them to health: but thy word, O Lord, which healeth all things. For of the most High cometh healing, and he shall receive honour of the king. That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations.
  • Lynn
    Luke11v5 tho he will not rise and give him because he is his friend,yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth....*persistence
  • 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 !!!

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