Luke 11:37
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New International Version
When Jesus had finished speaking, a Pharisee invited him to eat with him; so he went in and reclined at the table.

New Living Translation
As Jesus was speaking, one of the Pharisees invited him home for a meal. So he went in and took his place at the table.

English Standard Version
While Jesus was speaking, a Pharisee asked him to dine with him, so he went in and reclined at table.

Berean Study Bible
As Jesus was speaking, a Pharisee invited Him to dine with him; so He went in and reclined at the table.

Berean Literal Bible
And as He was speaking, a Pharisee asked Him that He would dine with him. And having entered, He reclined.

New American Standard Bible
Now when He had spoken, a Pharisee asked Him to have lunch with him; and He went in, and reclined at the table.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As He was speaking, a Pharisee asked Him to dine with him. So He went in and reclined at the table.

International Standard Version
After Jesus had said this, a Pharisee invited him to have a meal with him. So Jesus went and took his place at the table.

NET Bible
As he spoke, a Pharisee invited Jesus to have a meal with him, so he went in and took his place at the table.

New Heart English Bible
Now as he spoke, a Pharisee asked him to dine with him. He went in, and sat at the table.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“But while he was speaking, one Pharisee requested of him that he would dine with him, and he entered and reclined.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
After Jesus spoke, a Pharisee invited him to have lunch at his house. So Jesus accepted the invitation.

New American Standard 1977
Now when He had spoken, a Pharisee asked Him to have lunch with him; and He went in, and reclined at the table.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And as he spoke, a certain Pharisee besought him to dine with him, and he went in and sat down to food.

King James 2000 Bible
And as he spoke, a certain Pharisee besought him to dine with him: and he went in, and sat down to eat.

American King James Version
And as he spoke, a certain Pharisee sought him to dine with him: and he went in, and sat down to meat.

American Standard Version
Now as he spake, a Pharisee asketh him to dine with him: and he went in, and sat down to meat.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And as he was speaking, a certain Pharisee prayed him, that he would dine with him. And he going in, sat down to eat.

Darby Bible Translation
But as he spoke, a certain Pharisee asked him that he would dine with him; and entering in he placed himself at table.

English Revised Version
Now as he spake, a Pharisee asketh him to dine with him: and he went in, and sat down to meat.

Webster's Bible Translation
And as he was speaking, a certain Pharisee besought him to dine with him: and he went in, and sat down to eat.

Weymouth New Testament
When He had thus spoken, a Pharisee invited Him to breakfast at his house; so He entered and took His place at table.

World English Bible
Now as he spoke, a certain Pharisee asked him to dine with him. He went in, and sat at the table.

Young's Literal Translation
And in his speaking, a certain Pharisee was asking him that he might dine with him, and having gone in, he reclined (at meat),
Study Bible
Woes to Religious Leaders
36So if your whole body is full of light, and no part of it in darkness, you will be radiant, as though a lamp were shining on you.” 37As Jesus was speaking, a Pharisee invited Him to dine with him; so He went in and reclined at the table. 38But the Pharisee was astonished to see that Jesus did not first wash before the meal.…
Cross References
Luke 11:36
So if your whole body is full of light, and no part of it in darkness, you will be radiant, as though a lamp were shining on you."

Luke 11:38
But the Pharisee was astonished to see that Jesus did not first wash before the meal.
Treasury of Scripture

And as he spoke, a certain Pharisee sought him to dine with him: and he went in, and sat down to meat.

Luke 7:36 And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. …

Luke 14:1 And it came to pass, as he went into the house of one of the chief …

1 Corinthians 9:19-23 For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant …

(37) A certain Pharisee besought him to dine with him.--On the act, and the feeling which it implied, see Note on Luke 7:36. The word translated "dine" implies a morning or noon-tide meal, as distinct from the supper of the evening.

Verses 37-54. - In the Pharisee's house. The Lord's stern denunciation of the Pharisee teaching and life. The day was not far advanced, and the Master was probably weary and faint after the long and exciting discussion just related; taking advantage, probably, of this evident weariness, some of the Pharisee emissaries from the capital, to whose presence we have before alluded, suggested to one of their friends, who had a residence in the town where the events just related had taken place, that he should invite the Master to come in and rest awhile and partake of a repast. They wished, no doubt, to get him away from the fast increasing crowd, and, when alone with him, they hoped to entangle him in a fresh discussion, and entrap him into some statement which they would be enabled subsequently to make use of, when they formally accused him of heretical, blasphemous teaching. There is no doubt that at this period of his ministry a deep-laid plot had been formed to compass in some way or other the death of this Teacher, whose words and acts were beginning so deeply to compromise their position and influence in the nation. And as he spake,.... Either the above words, or others at another time:

a certain Pharisee besought him to dine with him: as one of the same sect had before, in Luke 7:36 and who either was better affected to Christ than the generality of them were; or had a design upon him to get him into company with others, in private, and ensnare him if they could, and overcome him, who was an overmatch for them before the people; among whom they feared, should they go on thus publicly to attack him, their credit and reputation would sink, and be lost.

And he went in and sat down to meat: whatever were the intentions of the Pharisee, Christ, who was always affable and free with all sorts of men, readily accepted of the invitation, and at once went along with him to his house; and dinner being ready, and on the table, he immediately sat down without any ceremony. Lu 11:37-54. Denunciation of the Pharisees.11:37-54 We should all look to our hearts, that they may be cleansed and new-created; and while we attend to the great things of the law and of the gospel, we must not neglect the smallest matter God has appointed. When any wait to catch something out of our mouths, that they may insnare us, O Lord, give us thy prudence and thy patience, and disappoint their evil purposes. Furnish us with such meekness and patience that we may glory in reproaches, for Christ's sake, and that thy Holy Spirit may rest upon us.
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