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Luke 11

1And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.

And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.

Give us day by day our daily bread.

And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.

And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves;

For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him?

And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee.

I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth.

And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.

10 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

11 If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?

12 Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?

13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

14 And he was casting out a devil, and it was dumb. And it came to pass, when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake; and the people wondered.

15 But some of them said, He casteth out devils through Beelzebub the chief of the devils.

16 And others, tempting him, sought of him a sign from heaven.

17 But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth.

18 If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because ye say that I cast out devils through Beelzebub.

19 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast them out? therefore shall they be your judges.

20 But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.

21 When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace:

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.

23 He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth.

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.

25 And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished.

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.

27 And it came to pass, as he spake these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked.

28 But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

29 And when the people were gathered thick together, he began to say, This is an evil generation: they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet.

30 For as Jonas was a sign unto the Ninevites, so shall also the Son of man be to this generation.

31 The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation, and condemn them: for she came from the utmost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.

32 The men of Nineve shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.

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.

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.

35 Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness.

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.

37 And as he spake, a certain Pharisee besought him to dine with him: and he went in, and sat down to meat.

38 And when the Pharisee saw it, he marvelled that he had not first washed before dinner.

39 And the Lord said unto him, Now do ye Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup and the platter; but your inward part is full of ravening and wickedness.

40 Ye fools, did not he that made that which is without make that which is within also?

41 But rather give alms of such things as ye have; and, behold, all things are clean unto you.

42 But woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.

43 Woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye love the uppermost seats in the synagogues, and greetings in the markets.

44 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are as graves which appear not, and the men that walk over them are not aware of them.

45 Then answered one of the lawyers, and said unto him, Master, thus saying thou reproachest us also.

46 And he said, Woe unto you also, ye lawyers! for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers.

47 Woe unto you! for ye build the sepulchres of the prophets, and your fathers killed them.

48 Truly ye bear witness that ye allow the deeds of your fathers: for they indeed killed them, and ye build their sepulchres.

49 Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute:

50 That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation;

51 From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias which perished between the altar and the temple: verily I say unto you, It shall be required of this generation.

52 Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered.

53 And as he said these things unto them, the scribes and the Pharisees began to urge him vehemently, and to provoke him to speak of many things:

54 Laying wait for him, and seeking to catch something out of his mouth, that they might accuse him.

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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.

Footnotes

  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.