Luke 11:17

“But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But he knowing their thoughts, said vnto them, Euery kingdome diuided against it selfe, is brought to desolation: and a house diuided against a house, falleth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But He knew their thoughts and said to them, "Any kingdom divided against itself is laid waste; and a house {divided} against itself falls.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house `divided' against a house falleth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But he, having knowledge of their thoughts, said to them, Every kingdom in which there is division is made waste; and a house in which there is division comes to destruction.
- Basic English Bible

But *he*, knowing their thoughts, said to them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation: and a house set against a house falls;
- Darby Bible

But he, knowing their thoughts, said to them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth.
- Webster's Bible

And, knowing their thoughts, He said to them, "Every kingdom in which civil war rages goes to ruin: family attacks family and is overthrown.
- Weymouth Bible

But he, knowing their thoughts, said to them, "Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation. A house divided against itself falls.
- World English Bible

And as he saiy the thouytis of hem, he seide to hem, Euery rewme departid ayens it silf, schal be desolat, and an hous schal falle on an hous.
- Wycliffe Bible

And he, knowing their thoughts, said to them, `Every kingdom having been divided against itself is desolated; and house against house doth fall;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 11:17


11:17 A house - That is, a family.


Discussion for Luke 11

  • 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 !!!
  • 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.

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