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Keep Asking, Seeking, Knocking(A)

(B)“So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; (C)seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. 11 (D)If a son asks for [a]bread from any father among you, will he give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent instead of a fish? 12 Or if he asks for an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? 13 If you then, being evil, know how to give (E)good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!”

A House Divided Cannot Stand(F)

14 (G)And He was casting out a demon, and it was mute. So it was, when the demon had gone out, that the mute spoke; and the multitudes marveled. 15 But some of them said, (H)“He casts out demons by [b]Beelzebub, the ruler of the demons.”

16 Others, testing Him, (I)sought from Him a sign from heaven. 17 (J)But (K)He, knowing their thoughts, said to them: “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and a house divided against a house falls. 18 If Satan also is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? Because you say I cast out demons by Beelzebub. 19 And if I cast out demons by Beelzebub, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they will be your judges. 20 But if I cast out demons (L)with the finger of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you.

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 11:11 NU omits bread from any father among you, will he give him a stone? Or if he asks for
  2. Luke 11:15 NU, M Beelzebul

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