Whiston(i) 1 And it came to pass, that he was praying in a certain place; and as he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples. 2 But [he said] unto them, When ye pray do not use vain repetitions as the rest do, for some think they shall be heard for their much speaking. But when ye pray say, Our Father who art in the heavens, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come upon us.Thy will be done, as in heaven, so on earth: 3 Give us this day the bread necessary to our sustenance. 4 And forgive us our debts; for we also forgive our debters. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. 5 And he said, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves. 6 For a friend in his journey is come from the field to me, and I have nothing to set before him. 7 But he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not; the door it already shut, and my children are with me in bed, I cannot rise and give thee. 8 I say unto you, He will not rise and give him, because he is his friend: yet because of his importunity, he will rise and give [him] whatsoever he needeth. 9 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, is opened. 11 What son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, and he will give him a stone?or if he also ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? 12 But if he shall ask an egg also, will he give him a scorpion. 13 If ye therefore being evil, know to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall the Father from the heaven give a good gift to them that ask him? 14 But when he had said these things, a dumb daemoniack was brought to him: And when he had cast him out, all men did marvel. 15 And some of them said, He casteth out daemons through Beelzebub, the chief of the daemons. But he answered and said, How can Satan cast out Satan? 16 And others tempting [him,] said, Give us a sign from Heaven. 17 But he knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against it self, is made desolate: and a house against a house, will fall. 18 If Satan also be divided against himself, he will not stand: because ye say that I cast out daemons by Beelzebub. 19 But if I by Beelzebub cast out the daemons, by whom do your sons cast [them] out[?] therefore shall they be your judges. 20 But if I by the finger of God cast out daemons, then the kingdom of God is come upon you. 21 When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace. 22 But if a stronger shall come, he taketh 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 But when the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through the waters [dry places] seeking rest: and not finding [it,] he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out. 25 And when he cometh, he findeth [it s]wept [and] garnished. 26 Then he goeth, and taketh seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in, and dwell: and the last state of that man becomes worse than the first. 27 And it came to pass as he was speaking these things, a certain woman of the company lift up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed [is] the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou had sucked. 28 But he said, Yea, rather blessed [are] they indeed that hear the word of God and keep it. 29 And when the multitudes were gathered thick together, he began to say, This generation is an evil generation: they seek a sign, and a sign shall not be given it, excepting the sign of Jonas. 30 For as Jonas was a sign unto the Ninevites, so shall also the Son of man be to this generation. And as Jonas was in the belly of the whale three days and three nights, so shall also the son of man be in the earth. 31 The queen of the south shall rise up with the men of this generation, and shall 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 -- 33 But no one 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 thy body is the eye; When thine eye is single, thy whole body also is light: but when it is evil, thy body also is dark. 35 If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness? 36 -- 37 And a certain Pharisee asked him that he would dine with him: and he went in and sat down. 38 And He began to debate with himself, and to say, Why he had not first washed before dinner? 39 But the Lord said unto him, Now do ye Pharisees Hypocrites make clean the outside of the cup and the platter: but your inside 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 you have: and behold, all things shall be clean unto you. 42 But wo unto you, Pharisees: for ye tithe mint and rue, and every herb, and pass over judgment, and the love of God. 43 Wo unto you, O ye Pharisees: for ye love the uppermost seats in the synagogues, and greetings in the markets: and the highest places at feasts. 44 Wo unto you, O ye scribes and Pharisees; for ye are graves which appear not, and the men that walk over [them,] know it not. 45 But one of the lawyers, answered and said, unto him, Master, thus saying, thou reproachest us also. 46 And he said, Wo unto you also, lawyers: for ye burden men with burdens grievous to be born, and ye your selves touch them not with one of your fingers. 47 Wo unto you: for ye build the sepulchres of the prophets, and your fathers killed them. 48 Bear ye therefore witness that ye do not allow the deeds of your fathers: for they indeed killed them, but ye build [their sepulchres.] 49 Therefore I send them prophets and apostles, and [some] of them they will slay and persecute: 50 That the blood of all the prophets, which hath been shed from the foundation of the world, unto this generation may be required; 51 From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, the Son of Barachias whom they slew between the altar and the temple: verily I say unto you, it shall be required of this generation. 52 Wo unto you lawyers: for ye have hidden the key of knowledge: and ye entred not in your selves, and them that were entring in, ye hindred. 53 And as [he] said these things unto them, before all the people, the Pharisees and lawyers began to urge [him] vehemently, and to confer with him about many things: 54 Seeking to obtain some occasion against him, that they might have wherewith to accuse him.