Luke 11:8


“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.”

King James Version (KJV)



Other Translations of Luke 11:8

“I say vnto you, Though he will not rise, and giue him, because he is his friend: yet because of his importunitie, hee will rise and giue him as many as he needeth.”
King James Version (1611) - View original scan of Luke chapter 11

“"I tell you, even though he will not get up and give him {anything} because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence he will get up and give him as much as he needs.”
New American Standard Version (1995)

“I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will arise and give him as many as he needeth.”
American Standard Version (1901)

“I say to you, Though he will not get up and give to him, because he is his friend, still, if he keeps on making his request, he will get up and give him as much as he has need of.”
Basic English Bible

“-- I say to you, Although he will not get up and give [them] to him because he is his friend, because of his shamelessness, at any rate, he will rise and give him as many as he wants.”
Darby Bible

“Yet if he shall continue knocking, I say to you, although 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. ”
Douay Rheims Bible

“I say to 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. ”
Webster's Bible

“I tell you that even if he will not rise and give him the loaves because he is his friend, at any rate because of his persistency he will rouse himself and give him as many as he requires.”
Weymouth Bible

“I tell you, although he will not rise and give it to him because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence, he will get up and give him as many as he needs.”
World English Bible

“And if he schal dwelle stil knockynge, Y seie to you, thouy he schal not rise, and yyue to him, for that that he is his freend, netheles for his contynuel axyng he schal ryse, and yyue to hym, as many as he hath nede to.”
Wycliffe Bible

“`I say to you, even if he will not give to him, having risen, because of his being his friend, yet because of his importunity, having risen, he will give him as many as he doth need;”
Youngs Literal Bible


Chris's comment on 2021-03-26 00:55:27:

You can find it in the Gospel of John chapter 14, verses 1-3.


Shirley Pritchett's comment on 2021-03-25 19:31:26:

I would like to know where to find in the bible about .. there are many mansions and I go to prepare a place for you


Starbux's comment on 2021-03-24 19:55:53:

Part 2 Bible plan for tongues

Acts 9: 17, 18,

Paul, called Saul then, who wrote a lot of the new testament, recieved the Holy Ghost.

1 Corinthians 14:18:

Paul mentions he thanks God he speaks with tongues more than you all!

Paul wrote chapters 12, 13, and 14 about spiritual gifts, the proper use of speaking in unknown/other tongues.

Acts 10,

a man name Cornelius, a gentile, a devout man of God, who prayed always to God, had not yet known of or recieved the Holy Ghost.

Peter was sent to him and his household by the Lord, he preached to them the Gospel, and the Holy Ghost fell on Cornelius household, all gentiles! The bible says because they heard(visual sign and sound)them speak with tongues and magnify God! Then they were baptised! Acts 10: 44 - 48.

Acts 19: 1 - 7:

Paul came to disciples of John, asking them if they had recieved the Holy Ghost SINCE THEY BELIEVED! They said they never heard of the Holy Ghost! Paul laid hands on them, when the Holy Ghost fell on them, they spake with tongues(Visual sign/sound). They were baptized in water.

In conclusion:

Mark 16: 17,

Isaiah 28: 11, 12,

John 3: 5 - 8,

Jesus spoke of a new birth to enter the Kingdom of God; a Water and Spirit birth/called the Holy Ghost.

He said there would be a visible sign;

like wind you cannot see, but there is a SOUND.

In his Name believers would speak with new tongues.

Isaiah prophesied this would be the rest/refreshing for the people.

In the book of Acts this is fullfilled consistently when the Holy Ghost was poured out!

God's Spirit in you: the rest/refreshing, a visual sign of his presence in you, speaking from your heart out of your human mouth a new heavenly language, pure, beautiful and Holy!


Starbux's comment on 2021-03-24 19:32:21:

The bible plan for speaking with tongues.

God gave visual signs throughout the bible of his presence.

God chose speaking tongues as a visual sign when you recieve the Holy Ghost!

Jesus said out of the abundance of your heart, the mouth speaks. Matthew 12:34.

When God gives you his Spirit, he puts it in your heart; Galations 4: 6.

So what is in your heart comes out of your mouth.

Jesus said:

Mark 16:17:

Believers will speak with new tongues.

Isaiah 28: 11, 12,

prophecied it is the rest/power, to cause the weary to rest; refreshing.

John 3: 5 - 7:

Jesus spoke about a new spiritual birth you will recieve when you are born again. Then he added: John 3: 8:

The WIND bloweth where it listeth, and thou HEAREST the SOUND thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is EVERYONE that is born of the Spirit.

Who did he say?


This scripture is fullfilled in Jerusalem in the upper room, the Holy Ghost was first poured out: Acts 2: 1 - 4:

And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.

And suddenly there came a SOUND from heaven as of a rushing mighty WIND and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

And there appeared unto them cloven TONGUES like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.

And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to SPEAK WITH OTHER TONGUES, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Here you see that SOUND from heaven as a rushing mighty WIND is Holy Ghost/speaking with other tongues!

Acts 2: 33:

Peter told the jews which were speaking in another tongue/language, this is the promise of the Holy Ghost that they now SEE(VISUAL SIGN), and HEAR(YOU WILL HEAR A SOUND.)

Acts 2: 16 - 19.

Peter told the jews the prophet Joel spoke about it.

Acts 8: 14 - 20:

Simon the sorcerer saw when Peter and John laid hands on jews, he SAW POWER(THE VISUAL SIGN) when they recieved the Holy Ghost, and offered money for it!

Acts 9: 17, 18,

Paul, called Saul then, who wrote a


Surrogates's comment on 2020-08-01 21:55:10:

It occurred in the permissive will of God: Sarah gave her maid to Abraham to obtain a child.

It had been some time since She & Abraham were promised a child by God. You should read the Whole story in Genesis.

It wasn't how God said it would happen. The boy Ishmael was 1/2 brother to Isaac.

God already had said the Covenant child would come through Abraham & Sarah.

He blessed Ishmael, but Ishmael is not part of the Abrahamic Covenant that includes ALL of the land of Israel. That's what they are fighting about in Israel, every day. It's in the news every day.

Ismaels descendants are the Palestinians. The Israelis are the descendants of Abraham who own the deed on the Land of Israel. It is recorded in Genesis.


The Battle of Armageddon will be fought over the land and the Israelis right to live on it. Stupid ignorant American Politicians will try to force the Jews/Israelis to give up land for Peace.

GODS blessing is on those who bless Israel. If United States forced them to give up land for peace: THEN the USA will be cursed by God. That's all of us and kids too.

Y'all better get active calling up representatives and get into some strong protest; threats to switch parties; not re-elect them. Nows a good time to speak up.

If you're going to be passive and silent; you better be born again!!

We're fixing to be Raptured off this Rock.

For the Record: Twitter, Facebook, and Google are going to be taken over by the Antichrist. I expect there is a deal in the wind, already. Read the tech news.


LaTonya Foster's comment on 2020-08-01 09:55:22:

What does the bible say about becoming a surrogate? Is it a sin?


Andy G van den Berg's comment on 2020-07-31 11:11:14:

Luke 11:21,22

For a better understanding and the true meaning and 'spiritual truth' of the words 'strong man' and 'stronger' in the above subject verses, we invite you to review the word 'Strong Holds' on the Current Events page (two entries) of a world


Alex's comment on 2020-06-29 05:37:33:

Comments by Alex on the great Promise. Gal 3 v 16 Now unto Abraham and his seed was the Promise made but he said not unto seeds plural but unto 1 seed which is Christ. Thus its Christ that is gonna be multiplied as the stars of heaven and thats y the sower will go forth to sow his precious seed in Humanity that he might be multiplied in us sinners via his seed the Word . The words of the new covenant that God said he wd put in our hearts and minds after THOSE DAYS indicative of a certain 2 day-2000 yr period that has to be fulfilled ( the times of restitution scrip. speaks of ) God swore by himself when he made this PROMISE of multiplication meaning he himself was gonna be multiplied in humanity the world Thats y jesus is saying to whom the WORD came it made them Gods Which is the H.G. THAT CHILD OF PROMISE JESUS MENTIONS . which IS EMANUEL GOD with us the H.G. another COMFORTER IN ESSENCE another Solomon that is gona build the great Temple with in US. the temple of God is with MAN simply b/c of that great Promise of multiplication i will multiply thy seed as the stars of heaven thus the babes and the sucklings that can Praise him perfectly the H.G. THAT IS GONNA BE AS THE STARS OF HEAVEN TY JESUS. Smite the shephard and the sheep will be scattered THEN I WILL TURN MY HAND TO THE LITTLE ONES ( MULTIPLCATION ) B/C OF HIS DEATH. When a seed dies it multipliies, he told the Greeks unless a seed dies it abides alone but if it dies it will bring forth much fruit,The Greeks wanted to see him as the whole world wants to see him. Thus the whole world will see him simply b/c of his death which will result in Christ in all of US, many as the stars of heaven,so shall thy Seed be. Thats y he refers to the H.G as the Promise the H.G IS THE MULTIPLICATION OF CHRIST in US via his seed. Without that Promise SEED we cd not be bornagain of an incorruptiile seed even by the Words of God as Peter says THAT LIVETH AND ABIDETH FOR EVER IMPLING the Living WORDS . gbu


Jesse's comment on 2020-05-13 15:45:19:

I'm assuming you are taking the entire chapter? Verses 5-13 talk about giving. In V.5, the emphasis is the word friend.

To understand V.6, in the Middle Eastern custom, it was very hospitable to have bread and food waiting for visitors no matter when they came. That would be the Middle Eastern custom thing to do. And he says, he came at midnight and he journeyed. And he came and I have nothing to put in front of him.

V.7: The person inside says four things: Number 1: stop troubling me: He sounds like my house if somebody knocked on my door at midnight wanting bread. Secondly: the door is now shut, that means that it is barred closed. And my children are with me in bed;

You may have heard of the family bed. It is a Middle Eastern custom. They would close the door, and how they would keep warm is they would all get into one bed. As a matter of fact, on evenings when it is was real cold, they would bring the livestock in, not in bed, but in the same room, just to get them indoors.

Fourthly: he says I cannot rise and give to you. We are all in bed, we are all warm, lights out, door closed, and you are knocking on my door and you are saying you want bread. It won't happen!

Verse 8: Jesus said, I say unto you, though he will not rise and give to him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity, and that is a big word! In the Greek, it means shameless persistence. There's no shame in this man. He's going to keep pounding on the door until you get up and give him what he wants. "You only want 3, I'll give you 7. Just go home, leave me alone."

Carry that thought over because people say that's what you need to do with God. You need to be persistent, nag Him. Make Him give you what you are praying for!

But if I may suggest to you that the Lord is not teaching about comparison. He's teaching about contrast. If you as human beings, if somebody is knocking on your door, you will get up and give it to them just to get rid of them. But God is not that way!


Nilda Reyes's comment on 2020-05-13 12:12:10:

More clarification on the verse for study


Martha Gimbo's comment on 2015-03-15 21:30:36:

This verse emphasises the importance of midnight hour prayer.As christians, it is one of the basic principles we should know and have.


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