Luke 11:24

When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

When the vncleane spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through drie places, seeking rest: and finding none, he sayth, I will returne vnto my house whence I came out.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"When the unclean spirit goes out of a man, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, and not finding any, it says, 'I will return to my house from which I came.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The unclean spirit when he is gone out of the man, passeth through waterless places, seeking rest, and finding none, he saith, I will turn back unto my house whence I came out.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The unclean spirit, when he has gone out of a man, goes through dry places, looking for rest; and when he does not get it, he says, I will go back to my house from which I came.
- Basic English Bible

When the unclean spirit has gone out of the man, he goes through dry places seeking rest; and not finding [any] he says, I will return to my house whence I came out.
- Darby Bible

When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest: and finding none, he saith, I will return to my house whence I came out.
- Webster's Bible

When a foul spirit has left a man, it roams about in the Desert, seeking a resting-place; but, unable to find any, it says, `I will return to the house I have left;
- Weymouth Bible

The unclean spirit, when he has gone out of the man, passes through dry places, seeking rest, and finding none, he says, 'I will turn back to my house from which I came out.'
- World English Bible

Whanne an vnclene spirit goith out of a man, he wandrith bi drie placis, and sekith reste; and he fyndynge not, seith, Y schal turne ayen in to myn hous, fro whannes Y cam out.
- Wycliffe Bible

`When the unclean spirit may go forth from the man it walketh through waterless places seeking rest, and not finding, it saith, I will turn back to my house whence I came forth;
- Youngs Literal Bible

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Discussion for Luke 11:24

  • CYNTHIA BOWENS for verse 24
    When the spirit of idolatry is gone out of the Jewish nation by means of the Babylonian captivity, the Jewish nation is now free from idolatry today. The spirit of idolatry walketh through the abode of demons, seeking rest, and findeth none, the spirit of idolatry saith, I will return into the nation of Israel from whence I came out; and when the spirit of idolatry is come, he findeth the Jewish nation empty, swept, and garnished because of the ministry of John the Baptist and Jesus. Then the spirit of idolatry goes, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of the Jewish nation is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto "this wicked generation" (Race), Matthew 12:43-45.

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