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

  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 11:13 IF YOU 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***JOHN 3:34 FOR HE WHOM GOD HATH SENT SPEAKETH THE WORDS OF GOD FOR GOD GIVETH NOT THE SPIRIT BY MEASURE UNTO HIM PROVERBS***1:23 TURN YOU AT MY REPROOF BEHOLD I WILL POUR OUT MY SPIRIT UNTO YOU I WILL MAKE KNOWN MY WORDS UNTO YOU
  • Michael
    When jesus says Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered. He is talking about Meditation, that is how one enters in one self. as he says in Mat 6:33 "Seek first the kingdom of God", and repeats 5 times in this sequence, "Take No Thought". for where is the Kingdom of god? Luke 17:21. Within you.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Jesus had some straight talk with the Pharisees including lawyers among them. There were so many "Woe unto you" as he rebuked them for their insincerity. He said it as it is: "Woe unto you! for ye build the sepulchres of the prophets, and your fathers killed them." We should avoid walking the same path as the Pharisees lest we are equally rebuked with "woe unto you".
  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 11:32 THE MEN OF NINEVE SHALL RISE UP IN THE JUDGEMENT WITH THIS GENERATION AND SHALL CONDEMN IT FOR THEY REPENTED AT THE PREACHING OF JONAS ---- AND BEHOLD A GREATER THAN JONAS IS HERE---- PHILIPPIANS 2:9 WHEREFORE GOD ALSO HATH HIGHLY EXALTED HIM AND GIVEN HIM A NAME WHICH IS ABOVE EVERY NAME JOHN 14:20 AT THAT DAY YOU SHALL KNOW THAT I AM IN MY FATHER AND YOU IN ME AND I IN YOU
  • Maricel Gallego
    I love reading the word of God.It gives me a lot of wisdom and knowledge.
  • Joe rog
    Luke's version of the Lord's Prayer is great, it shows clearly that it is not finances only that should be forgiven like some believe from the Matthew version which uses debts. Luke says sins. And I know that Jesus explains the Matthew version and uses the term trespasses. So from these two versions of the Lord's Prayer we should forgive debts trespasses and sins. Glory to God and glory to Jesus.

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