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 11:11

  • As a father we always should want the best for our children. The things they may ask for thier minds may not be developed for some of Gods blessings. For example, would you give large sums of money to a son that has a drug addiction? That would be more harmful to him than prayer and treatment. God supplies all our needs as needed.We must also be thankful for grace and mercy because he does not give what we deserved at times. Thank God

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