New International Version - UK

Luke 11

Jesus’ teaching on prayer

1One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.’

He said to them, ‘When you pray, say:

‘“Father,[a]
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come.[b]
Give us each day our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins,
    for we also forgive everyone who sins against us.[c]
And lead us not into temptation.”’[d]

Then Jesus said to them, ‘Suppose you have a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say, “Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I have no food to offer him.” And suppose the one inside answers, “Don’t bother me. The door is already locked, and my children and I are in bed. I can’t get up and give you anything.” I tell you, even though he will not get up and give you the bread because of friendship, yet because of your shameless audacity[e] he will surely get up and give you as much as you need.

‘So I say to you: ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

11 ‘Which of you fathers, if your son asks for[f] a fish, will give him a snake instead? 12 Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 13 If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!’

Jesus and Beelzebul

14 Jesus was driving out a demon that was mute. When the demon left, the man who had been mute spoke, and the crowd was amazed. 15 But some of them said, ‘By Beelzebul, the prince of demons, he is driving out demons.’ 16 Others tested him by asking for a sign from heaven.

17 Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them: ‘Any kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and a house divided against itself will fall. 18 If Satan is divided against himself, how can his kingdom stand? I say this because you claim that I drive out demons by Beelzebul. 19 Now if I drive out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your followers drive them out? So then, they will be your judges. 20 But if I drive out demons by the finger of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.

21 ‘When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own house, his possessions are safe. 22 But when someone stronger attacks and overpowers him, he takes away the armour in which the man trusted and divides up his plunder.

23 ‘Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.

24 ‘When an impure spirit comes out of a person, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. Then it says, “I will return to the house I left.” 25 When it arrives, it finds the house swept clean and put in order. 26 Then it goes and takes seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that person is worse than the first.’

27 As Jesus was saying these things, a woman in the crowd called out, ‘Blessed is the mother who gave you birth and nursed you.’

28 He replied, ‘Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.’

The sign of Jonah

29 As the crowds increased, Jesus said, ‘This is a wicked generation. It asks for a sign, but none will be given it except the sign of Jonah. 30 For as Jonah was a sign to the Ninevites, so also will the Son of Man be to this generation. 31 The Queen of the South will rise at the judgment with the people of this generation and condemn them, for she came from the ends of the earth to listen to Solomon’s wisdom; and now something greater than Solomon is here. 32 The men of Nineveh will stand up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and now something greater than Jonah is here.

The lamp of the body

33 ‘No one lights a lamp and puts it in a place where it will be hidden, or under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, so that those who come in may see the light. 34 Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eyes are healthy,[g] your whole body also is full of light. But when they are unhealthy,[h] your body also is full of darkness. 35 See to it, then, that the light within you is not darkness. 36 Therefore, if your whole body is full of light, and no part of it dark, it will be just as full of light as when a lamp shines its light on you.’

Woes on the Pharisees and the experts in the law

37 When Jesus had finished speaking, a Pharisee invited him to eat with him; so he went in and reclined at the table. 38 But the Pharisee was surprised when he noticed that Jesus did not first wash before the meal.

39 Then the Lord said to him, ‘Now then, you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside you are full of greed and wickedness. 40 You foolish people! Did not the one who made the outside make the inside also? 41 But now as for what is inside you – be generous to the poor, and everything will be clean for you.

42 ‘Woe to you Pharisees, because you give God a tenth of your mint, rue and all other kinds of garden herbs, but you neglect justice and the love of God. You should have practised the latter without leaving the former undone.

43 ‘Woe to you Pharisees, because you love the most important seats in the synagogues and respectful greetings in the market-places.

44 ‘Woe to you, because you are like unmarked graves, which people walk over without knowing it.’

45 One of the experts in the law answered him, ‘Teacher, when you say these things, you insult us also.’

46 Jesus replied, ‘And you experts in the law, woe to you, because you load people down with burdens they can hardly carry, and you yourselves will not lift one finger to help them.

47 ‘Woe to you, because you build tombs for the prophets, and it was your ancestors who killed them. 48 So you testify that you approve of what your ancestors did; they killed the prophets, and you build their tombs. 49 Because of this, God in his wisdom said, “I will send them prophets and apostles, some of whom they will kill and others they will persecute.” 50 Therefore this generation will be held responsible for the blood of all the prophets that has been shed since the beginning of the world, 51 from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah, who was killed between the altar and the sanctuary. Yes, I tell you, this generation will be held responsible for it all.

52 ‘Woe to you experts in the law, because you have taken away the key to knowledge. You yourselves have not entered, and you have hindered those who were entering.’

53 When Jesus went outside, the Pharisees and the teachers of the law began to oppose him fiercely and to besiege him with questions, 54 waiting to catch him in something he might say.

Notas al pie

  1. Luke 11:2 Some manuscripts Our Father in heaven
  2. Luke 11:2 Some manuscripts come. May your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
  3. Luke 11:4 Greek everyone who is indebted to us
  4. Luke 11:4 Some manuscripts temptation, but deliver us from the evil one
  5. Luke 11:8 Or yet to preserve his good name
  6. Luke 11:11 Some manuscripts for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for
  7. Luke 11:34 The Greek for healthy here implies generous.
  8. Luke 11:34 The Greek for unhealthy here implies stingy.

Knijga O Kristu

Evanđelje po Luki 11

Pouka o molitvi

1Kad je Isus završio s molitvom, priđe mu jedan od učenika i reče: 'Gospodine, nauči nas moliti kao što je i Ivan naučio svoje učenike.'

Isus reče: 'Kad se molite, recite:
    "Oče naš na nebu, neka se štuje tvoje sveto ime.
    Neka dođe tvoje kraljevstvo.
    Kruh naš svagdašnji daj nam danas
    i oprosti nam naše grijehe, kao što i mi opraštamo onima koji griješe protiv nas.
    I ne dopusti da podlegnemo kušnji, nego nas izbavi od Zloga.''[a]

Reče im zatim: 'Zamislite da u ponoć odete svojem prijatelju želeći posuditi tri kruha i kažete mu:

"Stigao mi je u goste prijatelj, a nemam mu što dati za jelo.'

On bi vam iznutra doviknuo: "Ne uznemiruj me! Vrata su već zaključana, a djeca su u postelji. Ne mogu sada ustajati da ti to dadem.'

Ali kažem vam, ne učini li to zbog prijateljstva, učinit će to da se ne osramoti.

Kažem vam: Molite i dat će vam se! Ištite i naći ćete! Kucajte i otvorit će vam se!

10 Jer tko god ište, prima. Tko traži, nalazi. Tko kuca, otvara mu se.

11 Bi li ijedan otac svojemu djetetu, kad bi ga zaiskalo ribu, dao zmiju?

12 Ili bi mu tko dao štipavca kad ga zaište jaje?

13 Pa ako vi, grešni ljudi, znate davati dobre darove svojoj djeci, koliko će više vaš nebeski Otac darovati Svetoga Duha onima koji ga ištu?'

Isus i knez zloduha

14 Isus jednom istjera nijemog zloduha iz nekog njemaka. Kad je zloduh izišao, njemak progovori. Mnoštvo se divilo.

15 Ali neki rekoše: 'Taj zloduhe izgoni s pomoću Beelzebula, kneza zloduha.'

16 A drugi su ga iskušavali ištući da im dade kakav znak s neba kao dokaz da ga je Bog poslao.

17 Znajući što misle, Isus im reče: 'Svako podijeljeno kraljevstvo propada. Razjedinjen dom također ne može opstati.

18 Kažete da ja s pomoću Beelzebula izgonim zloduhe. Sotonino je kraljevstvo, dakle, razjedinjeno. Kako će onda opstati?

19 Ako ja zaista izgonim zloduhe s pomoću Beelzebula, čijom ih pomoći izgone vaši sljedbenici? Zato će vas oni osuditi.

20 Ali ako ja zloduhe izgonim Božjim prstom, onda je k vama stiglo Božje kraljevstvo.

21 Dok snažni i dobro naoružani[b] čuva svoj dom, njegov je posjed osiguran.

22 Ali kada dođe jači od njega, svlada ga i otme mu sve oružje u koje se uzdao te podijeli plijen.

23 Tko nije na mojoj strani, zapravo je protiv mene; i svatko tko sa mnom ne skuplja, zapravo rastjeruje.

24 Kad nečisti duh iziđe iz čovjeka, luta bezvodnim mjestima tražeći odmora, ali ga ne nalazi. Tada kaže: "Vratit ću se u čovjeka iz kojega sam izišao.'[c]

25 Vrati se i svoj stari dom zatekne prazan, pometen i čist.

26 Zatim ode pronaći drugih sedam duhova još gorih od sebe te svi oni uđu u čovjeka i u njemu se nastane. Na koncu tako čovjeku bude i gore nego prije.'

27 Dok je još govorio, neka žena iz mnoštva poviče: 'Blagoslovljena utroba koje te je nosila i prsa koja si sisao!'

28 'Još su blagoslovljeniji oni koji slušaju Božju riječ i tvore ju

Jonin znak

29 Kad je mnoštvo nagrnulo k Isusu, on reče: 'Zao je ovo naraštaj. Traži znak, ali neće mu se dati drugoga osim znaka proroka Jone.

30 Što se dogodilo Joni, bilo je Ninivljanima znak da ga je Bog poslao. Što će se sa mnom dogoditi, bit će znak da je mene, Sina Čovječjega, Bog poslao ovom narodu.[d]

31 Kraljica Juga[e] ustat će protiv ovoga naraštaja na Sudu i osuditi ga jer je izdaleka došla čuti Salomonovu mudrost, a s vama je ovdje i veći od Salomona.

32 Stanovnici Ninive ustat će protiv ovoga naraštaja na Sudu i osuditi ga jer su se oni obratili na Jonino propovijedanje. S vama je ovdje i veći od Jone!'

Svjetiljka biću

33 'Svjetiljku ne palite da ju skrijete, nego da ju postavite tako da svijetli svima u kući.

34 Oko je poput svjetiljke tijelu. Ne budete li se previše brinuli za materijalna dobra, jasno ćete vidjeti u životu, ali ako se za njih previše brinete, vid će vam biti zasjenjen i tama će vam ispuniti život.[f]

35 Pazite dakle da se svjetlost koja je u vama ne zamrači.

36 Ako dakle sve vaše biće bude svijetlo bez djelića tame, cijelo će biti rasvijetljeno kao da ga je obasjala svjetiljka.'

Isus opominje vjerske poglavare

37 Dok je Isus još govorio, neki ga farizej pozove k sebi na objed. Isus uđe i zauzme mjesto za stolom.

38 Kad je farizej to vidio, začudi se što Isus prije objeda nije, prema židovskome običaju, obavio obredno pranje ruku.

39 A Gospodin mu reče: 'Vi farizeji toliko se trudite očistiti svoju čašu i zdjelu izvana, a napunili ste ih svojim grabežom i pakošću.

40 Bezumnici! Nije li Bog taj koji je načinio i nutrinu, a ne samo vanjštinu?

41 Dajte zato to iznutra, što grabežljivo čuvate, kao milostinju onima kojima je potrebna pa ćete cijeli biti čisti.[g]

42 Teško vama, farizeji! Jer revno namirujete čak i desetinu metvice, rutvice i svake vrste povrća, a ne marite za Božju pravednost i ljubav. Treba davati desetinu, ali ne smijete zanemarivati važnije stvari.[h]

43 Teško vama, farizeji! Volite sjediti na počasnome mjestu u sinagogama i godi vam kad vas ljudi pozdravljaju na javnim mjestima.

44 Teško vama! Vi ste poput neprimjetnih grobova po kojima ljudi hodaju ne opažajući trulež u njima.'

45 'Učitelju, vrijeđaš nas govoreći tako!' reče neki zakonoznanac.

46 Isus mu odgovori: 'Jao i vama, zakonoznanci! Tlačite ljude teškim teretom vjerskih zahtjeva, a ni prst ne želite pomaknuti da im taj teret pomognete nositi.

47 Teško vama! Gradite spomenike onim istim prorocima koje su poubijali vaši vlastiti preci.

48 Zato ste im svjedoci i sumišljenici.

49 Evo što Božja mudrost kaže o vama: "Poslat ću k njima proroke i apostole, a oni će neke od njih ubiti, a druge protjerati.'

50 Vaš će se naraštaj smatrati odgovornim za krv svih proroka prolivenu od postanka svijeta,

51 od Abelove krvi do krvi Zaharije, koji je ubijen između žrtvenika i svetišta. Kažem vam, vaš će naraštaj odgovarati za tu prolivenu krv.

52 Teško vama, zakonoznanci! Skrili ste ključ znanja od naroda. Sami ne ulazite u kraljevstvo, a druge sprečavate da uđu.'

53 Kad je Isus odande otišao, pismoznanci i farizeji počnu gnjevno na njega navaljivati i postavljati mu kojekakva pitanja

54 vrebajući hoće li reći što da ga mogu optužiti.

Notas al pie

  1. Evanđelje po Luki 11:4 U nekim rukopisima stoji još: Jer tvoji su kraljevstvo, sila i slava zauvijek. Amen.
  2. Evanđelje po Luki 11:21 Sotona.
  3. Evanđelje po Luki 11:24 U grčkome: "... u kuću iz koje sam izišao.'
  4. Evanđelje po Luki 11:30 U grčkome: Kao što je Jona bio znak Ninivljanima, tako ću i ja, Sin Čovječji, biti znak ovomu naraštaju.
  5. Evanđelje po Luki 11:31 Kraljica od Sabe.
  6. Evanđelje po Luki 11:34 U grčkome: Stoga, ako ti je oko zdravo, sve će ti tijelo biti obasjano svjetlošću. No ako ti oko nije zdravo, sav ćeš biti u tami. Grčki pridjev ovdje preveden sa 'zdravo' ujedno znači potpunu odanost Bogu i neopterećenost brigom o materijalnim dobrima.
  7. Evanđelje po Luki 11:41 U grčkome: ali dajte ono iznutra kao milostinju - i sve vam je čisto.
  8. Evanđelje po Luki 11:42 U grčkome: Ovo je trebalo činiti, a ono ne propuštati.