Luke 11:26

Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then goeth he, and taketh to him seuen other spirits more wicked then himselfe, and they enter in, and dwell there, and the last state of that man is worse then the first.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Then it goes and takes {along} seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they go in and live there; and the last state of that man becomes worse than the first."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then goeth he, and taketh `to him' seven other spirits more evil than himself; and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man becometh worse than the first.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then he goes and gets seven other spirits more evil than himself, and they go in, and take their places there: and the last condition of that man is worse than the first.
- Basic English Bible

Then he goes and takes seven other spirits worse than himself, and entering in, they dwell there; and the last condition of that man becomes worse than the first.
- Darby Bible

Then he goeth and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first.
- Webster's Bible

Then it goes and brings with it seven other spirits more malignant than itself, and they enter and dwell there; and in the end that man's condition becomes worse than it was at first.
- Weymouth Bible

Then he goes, and takes seven other spirits more evil than himself, and they enter in and dwell there. The last state of that man becomes worse than the first."
- World English Bible

Thanne he goith, and takith with hym seuene othere spirits worse than hym silf, and thei entren, and dwellen there. And the laste thingis of that man ben maad worse than the formere.
- Wycliffe Bible

then doth it go, and take to it seven other spirits more evil than itself, and having entered, they dwell there, and the last of that man becometh worst than the first.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 11:26


11:26 The last state of that man becometh worse than the first - Whoever reads the sad account Josephus gives of the temple and conduct of the Jews, after the ascension of Christ and before their final destruction by the Romans, must acknowledge that no emblem could have been more proper to describe them. Their characters were the vilest that can be conceived, and they pressed on to their own ruin, as if they had been possessed by legions of devils, and wrought up to the last degree of madness. But this also is fulfilled in all who totally and finally apostatize from true faith.


Discussion for Luke 11

  • A disciple
    "But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it." A woman in the crowd lifted up her voice, perhaps thinking that she is boldly confessing and honoring the Lord by praising His mother but what is she really doing? Another attempt of the devil to get people's eyes off of Jesus, and on to a fictitious Queen of heaven? The spirit of the pagan subtly trying to make a road in among the Saints AGAIN? What kind of spirit was crying out, O blessed Mama of Jesus! Yes Mary was blessed AMONG women but not ABOVE any of them! Jesus the Son of God come in flesh, HE IS THE BLESSED ONE! And ALL our affection and praise is to HIM! So His response to her immediately puts away all idolaters as ignorance, confusion, and worthless making us all equal both with respect to Him and toward each other: and the "Blessed" AMONG us "They that hear the Word of God and keep it!"
  • BSP
    This shows that it is not enough to read the Word of God, we must also keep it by applying what we learn in our lives.
  • Lu2677
    Steve Morrow, You post many verse that says, "Fear of the Lord" What is your belief in it?
    Thanks for your posts.
  • SHEREE CONSTANZO
    TAKE HEED THEREFORE THAT THE LIGHT WHICH IS IN THEE BUT NOT DARKNESS. FOR ME THE HONEST AND RIGHTEOUS NEVER HIDE OR SCATTER IN THE DARK. THE GOOD GUYS NEVER RUN. BELIEVE STRONGER LOVE HARDER.
  • SHEREE CONSTANZO
    IN REGARDS TO THE VERSE I BELIEVE IF YOU GIVE NOT ONLY WITH ALL THE LOVE IN YOUR HEART GOD WILL ALWAYS GIVE US MORE THAN WHAT WE DESERVE. NOT ONLY WORSHIP GOD LIVE HIM EVERYDAY YOU LIVE .
  • Steve morrow
    1 JOHN 5:14 AND THIS IS THE CONFIDENCE WE HAVE IN HIM THAT IF WE ASK ANYTHING ACCORDING TO HIS WILL HE HEARETH US 5:15 AND IF WE KNOW THAT HE HEAR US WHATSOEVER WE ASK WE KNOW THAT WE HAVE THE PETITIONS THAT WE HAVE DESIRED OF HIM PSALM 145:18 THE LORD IS NIGH UNTO ALL THEM THAT CALL UPON HIM TO ALL THAT CALL UPON HIM IN TRUTH 145:19 HE WILL FILL THE DESIRE OF THEM THAT FEAR HIM HE ALSO WILL HEAR THEIR CRY AND WILL SAVE THEM PROVERBS 11:23 THE DESIRE OF THE RIGHTEOUS IS ONLY GOOD BUT THE EXPECTATION OF THE WICKED IS WRATH MARK 10:18 AND JESUS SAID UNTO HIM WHY CALLEST THOU ME GOOD THERE IS NONE GOOD BUT ONE THAT IS GOD

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