Luke 11:25
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New International Version
When it arrives, it finds the house swept clean and put in order.

New Living Translation
So it returns and finds that its former home is all swept and in order.

English Standard Version
And when it comes, it finds the house swept and put in order.

New American Standard Bible
"And when it comes, it finds it swept and put in order.

King James Bible
And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And returning, it finds the house swept and put in order.

International Standard Version
When it gets back home, it finds it swept clean and put in order.

NET Bible
When it returns, it finds the house swept clean and put in order.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And when it has come, it finds it swept and decorated.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When it comes, it finds the house swept clean and in order.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when he comes, he finds it swept and garnished.

King James 2000 Bible
And when he comes, he finds it swept and in order.

American King James Version
And when he comes, he finds it swept and garnished.

American Standard Version
And when he is come, he findeth it swept and garnished.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when he is come, he findeth it swept and garnished.

Darby Bible Translation
And having come, he finds it swept and adorned.

English Revised Version
And when he is come, he findeth it swept and garnished.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished.

Weymouth New Testament
and when it comes, it finds the house swept clean and in good order.

World English Bible
When he returns, he finds it swept and put in order.

Young's Literal Translation
and having come, it findeth it swept and adorned;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

11:14-26 Christ's thus casting out the devils, was really the destroying of their power. The heart of every unconverted sinner is the devil's palace, where he dwells, and where he rules. There is a kind of peace in the heart of an unconverted soul, while the devil, as a strong man armed, keeps it. The sinner is secure, has no doubt concerning the goodness of his state, nor any dread of the judgment to come. But observe the wonderful change made in conversion. The conversion of a soul to God, is Christ's victory over the devil and his power in that soul, restoring the soul to its liberty, and recovering his own interest in it and power over it. All the endowments of mind of body are now employed for Christ. Here is the condition of a hypocrite. The house is swept from common sins, by a forced confession, as Pharaoh's; by a feigned contrition, as Ahab's; or by a partial reformation, as Herod's. The house is swept, but it is not washed; the heart is not made holy. Sweeping takes off only the loose dirt, while the sin that besets the sinner, the beloved sin, is untouched. The house is garnished with common gifts and graces. It is not furnished with any true grace; it is all paint and varnish, not real nor lasting. It was never given up to Christ, nor dwelt in by the Spirit. Let us take heed of resting in that which a man may have, and yet come short of heaven. The wicked spirits enter in without any difficulty; they are welcomed, and they dwell there; there they work, there they rule. From such an awful state let all earnestly pray to be delivered.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished. In Matthew it is also said to be "empty"; and so it is read here in the Arabic version; and in the Ethiopic version, "empty of men": but rather the sense is, that he found it empty of all goodness, notwithstanding all the sweeping and garnish of an outward reformation. The Persic version renders it, "heated and prepared"; heated with wrath and fury against Christ, and his Gospel, and so was prepared and fitted to be a proper habitation for Satan; and in such a case as this was the Jewish nation from the time of Christ's death to the destruction of Jerusalem; See Gill on Matthew 12:44



Luke 11:25 Additional Commentaries
Context
Return of an Unclean Spirit
24"When the unclean spirit goes out of a man, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, and not finding any, it says, 'I will return to my house from which I came.' 25"And when it comes, it finds it swept and put in order. 26"Then it goes and takes along seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they go in and live there; and the last state of that man becomes worse than the first."
Cross References
Matthew 12:44
Then it says, 'I will return to the house I left.' When it arrives, it finds the house unoccupied, swept clean and put in order.

Luke 11:24
"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.'

Luke 11:26
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."
Treasury of Scripture

And when he comes, he finds it swept and garnished.

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2 Chronicles 24:17-22 Now after the death of Jehoiada came the princes of Judah, and made …

Psalm 36:3 The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he has left off to …

Psalm 81:11,12 But my people would not listen to my voice; and Israel would none of me…

Psalm 125:5 As for such as turn aside to their crooked ways, the LORD shall lead …

Matthew 12:44,45 Then he said, I will return into my house from where I came out; …

2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power …

2 Peter 2:10-19 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, …

Jude 1:8-13 Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, …

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