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 11:13

  • The gift of the Holy Spirit, is the gift of eternal life. John 7 38-39 Rivers of living water. Spake he of the Holy Ghost. John 4 7-14 The gift of God, Living water. Romans 6 23 gift of God. Acts 8 20. The gift of God. All this is talking about the gift of eternal life and the gift of the Holy Ghost, it 's all the same thing.
  • Nkosinathi Ngulube for verse 13
    Verily l say unto thee, there hath no greater gift that surpasses the gift of the Holy Spirit.

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