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Bible Commentaries

The Gospels Compared

Luke 11

Verses 2-4

Jesus teaches on prayer
Matthew 6:9-13 Luke 11:2-4
Matthew 6:9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Luke 11:2 And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
Matthew 6:10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as [it is] in heaven. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.
Matthew 6:11 Give us this day our daily bread. Luke 11:3 Give us day by day our daily bread.
Matthew 6:12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

Luke 11:4 And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us.
Matthew 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.

Verses 15-23

Religious leaders accuse Jesus of being under Satan's power
Matthew 12:24-37 Mark 3:20-30 Luke 11:15-23
Matthew 12:24 But when the Pharisees heard [it], they said, This [fellow] doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils. Mark 3:22 And the scribes which came down from Jerusalem said, He hath Beelzebub, and by the prince of the devils casteth he out devils. Luke 11:15 But some of them said, He casteth out devils through Beelzebub the chief of the devils.

Mark 3:23 And he called them [unto him], and said unto them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan? Luke 11:16 And others, tempting [him], sought of him a sign from heaven.
Matthew 12:25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; Mark 3:24 And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. Luke 11:17 But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation;
and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand: Mark 3:25 And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand. and a house [divided] against a house falleth.
Matthew 12:26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand? Mark 3:26 And if Satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand, but hath an end. Luke 11:18 If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because ye say that I cast out devils through Beelzebub.
Matthew 12:27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast [them] out? therefore they shall be your judges.
Luke 11:19 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast [them] out? therefore shall they be your judges.
Matthew 12:28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.
Luke 11:20 But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.
Matthew 12:29 Or else how can one enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, Mark 3:27 No man can enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, Luke 11:21 When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace:
except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house. except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house. Luke 11:22 But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils.
Matthew 12:30 He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.
Luke 11:23 He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth.
Matthew 12:31 Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy [against] the [Holy] Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. Mark 3:28 Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme:
Matthew 12:32 And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him:
but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the [world] to come. Mark 3:29 But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation: Mark 3:30 Because they said, He hath an unclean spirit.
Matthew 12:33 Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by [his] fruit. Matthew 12:34 O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. Matthew 12:35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. Matthew 12:36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. Matthew 12:37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

Verses 24-26

Jesus teaches about unclean spirits
Matthew 12:43-45 Luke 11:24-26
Matthew 12:43 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. 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.
Matthew 12:44 Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth [it] empty, swept, and garnished. Luke 11:25 And when he cometh, he findeth [it] swept and garnished.
Matthew 12:45 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself 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. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation. 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.

Verses 33-36

Jesus teaches about being the light of the world
Matt 5:14-16 Mark 4:21-22 Luke 8:16-18 Luke 11:33-36
Matthew 5:14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. John 8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.



Lamp on a stand


Lamp on a stand


Lamp of the body
Matthew 5:15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Mark 4:21 And he said unto them, Is a candle brought to be put under a bushel, or under a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick? Luke 8:16 No man, when he hath lighted a candle, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth [it] under a bed; but setteth [it] on a candlestick, that they which enter in may see the light. Luke 11:33 No man, when he hath lighted a candle, putteth [it] in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that they which come in may see the light.
Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Matthew 10:26 Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known. Mark 4:22 For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither was any thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad. Luke 8:17 For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither [any thing] hid, that shall not be known and come abroad. Luke 11:34 The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when [thine eye] is evil, thy body also [is] full of darkness.

Mark 4:23 If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.


Mark 4:24 And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that have shall more be given. Luke 8:18 Take heed therefore how ye hear: Luke 11:35 Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness.
Matthew 13:12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath. Mark 4:25 For he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he hath. for whosoever hath, to him shall be given; and whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he seemeth to have. Matthew 25:29 For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.
Luke 11:36 If thy whole body therefore [be] full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright shining of a candle doth give thee light.
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"Commentary on Luke 11". "The Gospels Compared". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tgc/luke-11.html. 2014.