Luke 13:11

“And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And beholde, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmitie eighteene yeeres, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift vp her selfe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And there was a woman who for eighteen years had had a sickness caused by a spirit; and she was bent double, and could not straighten up at all.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And behold, a woman that had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years; and she was bowed together, and could in no wise lift herself up.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And there was a woman who had had a disease for eighteen years; she was bent, and was not able to make herself straight.
- Basic English Bible

And lo, [there was] a woman having a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and she was bent together and wholly unable to lift her head up.
- Darby Bible

And behold, there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise raise herself.
- Webster's Bible

where a woman was present who for eighteen years had been a confirmed invalid: she was bent double, and was unable to lift herself to her full height.
- Weymouth Bible

Behold, there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and she was bent over, and could in no way straighten herself up.
- World English Bible

And lo! a womman, that hadde a spirit of sijknesse eiytene yeeris, and was crokid, and `nethir ony maner myyte loke vpward.
- Wycliffe Bible

and lo, there was a woman having a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and she was bowed together, and not able to bend back at all,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 13:11


13:11 She was bowed together, and utterly unable to lift up herself - The evil spirit which possessed her afflicted her in this manner. To many doubtless it appeared a natural distemper. Would not a modern physician have termed it a nervous case?


People's Bible Notes for Luke 13:11


Lu 13:11-13 There was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity. This case of healing in the synagogue on the Sabbath is only given by Luke. We do not know when or where it occurred. In Mt 12:10-13 Mr 3:1-5, is recorded a similar case. The disease of the woman was probably paralysis.

Discussion for Luke 13:11

  • Nkosinathi Ngulube for verse 11
    It is a pity we 've come to regard demon possession as sicknesses that require physicians.Have we come far apart from the faith that turns impossibility to all possible manner?As much as sickness is bad, physicians are good to cure but only God heals.Let us therefore be completely loosened by our faith in His power.

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