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Luke 13:11

    Luke 13:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And behold, a woman that had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years; and she was bowed together, and could in no wise lift herself up.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And there was a woman who had had a disease for eighteen years; she was bent, and was not able to make herself straight.

    Webster's Revision

    And behold, a woman that had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years; and she was bowed together, and could in no wise lift herself up.

    World English Bible

    Behold, there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and she was bent over, and could in no way straighten herself up.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And behold, a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years; and she was bowed together, and could in no wise lift herself up.

    Definitions for Luke 13:11

    In no wise - By no means; assuredly not.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 13:11

    A woman which had a spirit of infirmity - Relative to this subject three things may be considered: -

    I. The woman's infirmity.

    II. Her cure. And

    III. The conduct of the ruler of the synagogue on the occasion.

    I. The woman's infirmity.

    1. What was its origin? Sin. Had this never entered into the world, there had not been either pain, distortion, or death.

    2. Who was the agent in it? Satan; Luke 13:16. God has often permitted demons to act on and in the bodies of men and women; and it is not improbable that the principal part of unaccountable and inexplicable disorders still come from the same source.

    3. What was the nature of this infirmity? She was bowed together, bent down to the earth, a situation equally painful and humiliating; the violence of which she could not support, and the shame of which she could not conceal.

    4. What was the duration of this infirmity? Eighteen years. A long time to be under the constant and peculiar influence of the devil.

    What was the effect of this infirmity? The woman was so bowed together that she could in no case stand straight, or look toward heaven.

    II. The woman's cure.

    1. Jesus saw her, Luke 13:12. Notwithstanding her infirmity was great, painful, and shameful, she took care to attend the synagogue. While she hoped for help from God, she saw it was her duty to wait in the appointed way, in order to receive it. Jesus saw her distress, and the desire she had both to worship her Maker and to get her health restored, and his eye affected his heart.

    2. He called her to him. Her heart and her distress spoke loudly, though her lips were silent; and, as she was thus calling for help, Jesus calls her to himself that she may receive help.

    3. Jesus laid his hands on her. The hand of his holiness terrifies, and the hand of his power expels, the demon. Ordinances, however excellent, will be of no avail to a sinner, unless he apprehend Christ in them.

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    Barnes' Notes on Luke 13:11

    There was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity - Was infirm, or was weak and afflicted. This was produced by Satan, Luke 13:16.

    Eighteen years - This affliction had continued a long time. This shows that the miracle was real; that the disease was not feigned. Though thus afflicted, yet it seems she was regular in attending the worship of God in the synagogue. There in the sanctuary, is the place where the afflicted find consolation; and there it was that the Saviour met her and restored her to health. It is in the sanctuary and on the Sabbath, also, that he commonly meets his people, and gives them the joys of his salvation.

    Wesley's Notes on Luke 13:11

    13:11 She was bowed together, and utterly unable to lift up herself - The evil spirit which possessed her afflicted her in this manner. To many doubtless it appeared a natural distemper. Would not a modern physician have termed it a nervous case?