(From: LUKE #22 - 11:29-54)
H. 11:29-36 SPIRITUAL DARKNESS - A SIGN OF WICKEDNESS
a. 11:29 AN EVIL GENERATION AND SIGNS
Ton de OCHlon e-pa-throi-zoMEnon , ERxa-to LEgein,
And when the crowds were gathering together, he began to say,
HE ge-neA  HAUte ge-neA po-neRA es-tin: seMEIon zeTEI;
This :generation is an evil generation: it seeks a sign;
kai suMEIon ou doTHEse-tai auTE ei meto seMEIon IoNA.
and no sign shall be given it but the sign of Jonah.
b. 11:30 THE SIGN OF JONAH
kaTHOS gar eGEne-to ho IoNAS tois Ni-neuEItais seMEIon,
For even as :Jonah became a sign unto the Ninevites,
HOUtos EStai kai ho huiOS tou anTHROpou te ge-neA TAUte.
so shall also the Son of :man be to this :generation.
c. 11:31 THE ACCUSATION OF THE QUEEN OF SHEBA
baSIlis-sa  NOtou e-gerTHEse-tai en te KRIsei
TheSouth queen shall rise up in the judgment
meTA ton anDRON tes ge-neAS TAUtes, kai ka-ta-kriNEI auTOUS:
with the men of this :generation, and shall condemn them:
HOti ELthen ek ton peRAton tes ges aKOUsai
because she came from the ends of the earth to hear
ten soPHIan So-loMOnos; kai iDOU, PLEIon So-loMOnos HOde.
the wisdom of Solomon; and lo, more than Solomon is here.
d. 11:32 THE COMING CONDEMNATION FROM NINEVEH
ANdres Ni-neuEItai a-naSTEson-tai en te KRIsei meTA tes ge-neAS TAUtes,
Men of Nineveh shall stand up in the judgment with this :generation,
kai ka-ta-kriNOUsin auTEN: HOti me-teNOe-san 
and shall condemn it: because they repented
eis to KErug-ma IoNA; kai iDOU, PLEIon IoNA HOde.
at the preaching of Jonah; and lo, more than Jonah is here.
e. 11:33 LIGHT IS TO BE SEEN
OuDEIS, LUCHnon Apsas, eis KRUPten TIthe-sin,
No one, when he has lit a lamp, puts it in a cellar,
ouDE huPO ton MOdi-on , all' ePI ten luchNIan , HIna hoi eis-po-reuOme-noi to phos BLEpo-sin.
neither under the bushel, but on the stand, that they who enter in may see the light.
d. 11:34 THE EYE AND TRUE LIGHT
ho LUCHnos tou SOmaTOS es-tin ho oph-thalMOS sou:
The lamp of the body is your :eye:
HOtan ho oph-thalMOS sou haPLOUS  e, kai HOlon to SO-MA sou pho-tiNON es-tin;
when your :eye is single, your whole :body also is of light;
ePAN de po-neROS e, kai to SO-MA sou sko-tiNON .
but when it is evil, your :body also is of darkness.
g. 11:35 Look therefore whether the light :in you be not darkness.
SKOpei oun meto phos to en soi SKOtos esTIN.
h. 11:36 A BODY FULL OF TRUE LIGHT
ei oun to SO-MA sou HOlon photiNON , me Echon MEros ti sko-tiNON,
If therefore your whole :body be of light, having no part dark,
EStai pho-tiNON HOlon, hos HOtan ho LUCHnos te a-straPE  phoTIze  se.
it shall be wholly of light, as when the lamp with itsbright :shining lights you.
I. 11:37-54 OPEN HOSTILITY: JESUS VERSUS SCRIBES, PHARISEES, LAWYERS
1. 11:37-52 SCATHING INDICTMENT OF PHARISEES AND LAWYERS
a. 11:37 JESUS ACCEPTS A BREAKFAST INVITATION
En de to laLEsai, e-roTA auTON Pha-riSAIos HOpos a-riSTEse  par' auTO:
Now as he spoke, a Pharisee asks him to breakfast with him:
ei-selTHON de, aNEpe-sen.
and he went in, andsat down to meat.
b. 11:38 And the Pharisee seeing it, marveled that he had not first washed before :breakfast.
ho de Pha-riSAIos iDON, eTHAUma-sen  HOti ou PROton e-bapTISthepro tou aRIstou.
c. 11:39 JESUS FORTHRIGHTLY EXPOSES SUCH HYPOCRISY
EIpen de ho KUri-os pros auTON, Nun huMEIS hoi Pha-riSAIoi
And the Lord said unto him, Now YOU the Pharisees
to Exo-then  tou po-teRIou kai tou PIna-kos  ka-thaRIze-te ;
cleanse the outside of the cup and the platter;
to de Eso-then huMON GEmei har-paGES  kai po-neRIas.
but your inward :partis full of extortion and wickedness.
d. 11:40 Foolish ones, did not he that made the outside make the inside also?
Aphro-nes , ouch ho poiEsas to Exo-then kai to Eso-then ePOIe-sen?
e. 11:41 But give foralms the thingswithin; and lo, all things are clean for you.
plen ta eNONta DOte e-le-e-moSUnen ; kai iDOU, PANta ka-thaRA huMIN es-tin.
f. 11:42 TITHING VERSUS HIGHER JUDGMENTS
AlLA ouAI huMIN tois Pha-riSAIois!
But woe to you the Pharisees!
HOti a-po-de-kaTOUte to heDUos-mon kai to PEga-non kai pan LAcha-non ,
Because you tithe :mint and :rue and every herb,
kai paRERches-the ten KRIsin kai ten aGApen tou TheOU:
and pass over :judgment and the love of :God:
TAUta de Edei poiEsai, ka' 'KEIna mepaREInai.
but these ought you to have done, and not to leave those undone.
g. 11:43 LOVE OF PROMINENCE REBUKED
ouAI  huMIN tois Pha-riSAIois! HOti a-gaPAte ten pro-to-ka-theDRIan 
But woe to you :Pharisees! for you love the chief seat
en tais su-na-goGAIS, kai tous a-spasMOUS en tais a-goRAIS .
in the synagogues, and the greetings in the marketplaces.
h. 11:44 UNSEEN INNER UNCLEANNESS
ouAI huMIN! HOti esTE hos ta mneMEIa  ta Adela ,
Woe to you! for you are as the tombs :unseen,
kai hoi ANthro-poi hoi pe-ri-paTOUNtes ePAno ouk OIda-sin.
and the men that walk over themknow itnot.
i. 11:45 A LAWYER SHARES CONDEMNATION OF PHARISEES
Apo-kriTHEIS DE tis ton no-miKON  LEgei auTO,
And a certain one of the lawyers answering says to him,
DiDAska-le, TAUta LEgon kai heMAS huBRIzeis.
Teacher, in saying these thingsyou reproach us also.
j. 11:46 JESUS' EXPOSURE OF LAWYERS
ho de EIpen, Kai huMIN tois no-miKOIS ouAI!
And he said, Woe to you :lawyers also!
HOti phorTIze-te  tous anTHROpous phorTIa  dusBAstak-ta ,
for you load :men with burdens unbearable,
kai auTOI heNI ton dakTUlon  huMON ou prosPSAUe-te tois phorTIois.
and you yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your :fingers.
k. 11:47 THE SIN THROUGH FATHERS OF LAWYERS
ouAI huMIN! HOti oi-ko-doMEIte ta mneMEIa ton pro-pheTON,
Woe to you! for you build the tombs of the prophets,
hoi de paTEres huMON aPEKtei-nan  auTOUS.
and your :fathers killed them.
l. 11:48 LAWYERS HONOR MARTYRS MADE BY THEIR FATHERS
Ara MARtuRES es-te kai su-neu-doKEIte  tois ERgois ton paTEron huMON:
Then you are witnesses and consent unto the works of your :fathers:
HOti auTOI men aPEKtei-nan auTOUS, huMEIS de oi-ko-doMEIte .
for THEY killed them, and you build their tombs.
m. 11:49-51 GOD'S JUDGMENT FOR THIS GENERATION OF JEWS
diA TOUto kai he soPHIa tou TheOU EIpen,
Therefore also said the wisdom of :God,
A-po-steLO eis auTOUS proPHEtas kai a-poSTOlous;
I will send unto them prophets and apostles;
kai ex auTON a-pek-teNOUsin kai diOxou-sin ;
and someof them they shall kill and persecute;
HIna ek-ze-teTHE  to HAIma PANton ton proPHEton, to ek-ke-chuMEnon 
50that the blood of all the prophets, which was shed
aPO ka-ta-boLES  KOSmou, aPO tes ge-neAS TAUtes;
from thefoundation of theworld, be required of this :generation;
aPO tou HAIma-tos HAbel HEos HAIma-tos Za-chaRIou,
51from theblood of Abel unto theblood of Zachariah,
tou a-po-loMEnou  me-taXU tou thu-si-a-steRIou  kai tou OIkou:
who perished between the altar and the house:
nai, LEgo huMIN, ek-ze-te-THEse-tai  aPO tes ge-neAS TAUtes.
yes, I say unto you, it shall be required of this :generation.
n. 11:52 THE CHIEF SIN OF LAWYERS
ouAI huMIN tois no-miKOIS! HOti Era-te ten KLEIda  tes GNOse-os :
Woe to you :lawyers! for you took away the key of :knowledge:
auTOI ouk eiSELtha-te, kai tous ei-ser-choMEnous e-koLUsa-te .
you entered not in yourselves, and those entering in you hindered.
2. 11:53-54 TERRIBLE ANGER OF PHARISEES - RETALIATION PLANNED
Ka' 'KEIthen e-xelTHONtos auTOU,
And when he was come out from there,
ERxan-to hoi gram-maTEIS kai hoi Pha-riSAIoi deiNOS eNEchein ,
the scribes and the Pharisees began to press upon himvehemently,
kai a-po-sto-maTIzein  auTON peRI pleiOnon :
and to provoke him to speak of more things:
e-neDREUon-tes  auTON, theREU-SAI  ti ek tou STOma-tos auTOU.
54laying wait for him, to catch something out of his :mouth.
NOTE: (2010-12-01) - 11:24-36 - Jesus certainly didn't mince words when describing His generation of Jews in which He lived. He used illustrations of the Queen of Sheba and the Ninevites, to portray to His generation just how hard and unfeeling they were! He said all these things - if perchance it could cause them to see that darkness - not light- possessed them.
11:37-54 - But what He said to the crowds was mildcompared with what He unleashed upon their rulers! The one Pharisee made a mistake in inviting him to breakfast. If he thought his gesture would lead Jesus to be “politically correct” and not say anything disagreeable to him he was mistaken! Jesus read his hypocritical thought by the gifts of the Spirit, and showed him the absolute inconsistency in majoring on outward actions, and minoring on the uncleanness of inward life.
Then when a lawyer felt what was said to the scribes and Pharisees condemned the lawyers also, Jesus showed that they - the lawyers - were every whit as guilty as the Pharisees - and perhaps even more so!
And the “upshot” of this scathing revelation? No repentance whatsoever! Rather - a pressing in to prove how true Jesus' analysis was.
Note here, that in the wisdom of God, all the guilt of the human race from Abel to what was about to be done to Jesus, the very Son of God as well as the God-sent Son of :man - all the guilt of 4000 years was about to land on Jesus' generation!
This shows the corporate nature of the Adamic race. This is why Daniel in chapter 9 and Ezra in chapter 9 - bothconsidered themselves as onewith their sinning people. You and I are - in God's sight - onewith our generation. We too should confess the sins of our generation, including ourselves. You may say - But I haven't done what many other individuals have done! Neitherdid Daniel or Ezra. But they understood the corporate nature of race and culture. True intercession takes this into consideration. It also hearkens back to Paul's word in Romans 7:18 “For I knowthat in me, that is, in my flesh, dwells no good: for to will is present with me, but to work the good, no.” It is onlyChrist in me by His Spirit that is good - and He alonecan work goodness throughme.
In 1949 Marie and I were in Minneapolis holding meetings in a large church. After a Sunday morning service we were having dinner in the Pastor's home, and I happened to say, “My goodness!”Quickly the pastor's wife responded - “You havenogoodness! Only God in you is good!”
She was entirely correct! I have not forgotten her correction to this day. Such would save us all from the Scribe, Pharisee and Lawyer spirit! J.A.W.