Mark 3:20-30 King James Version

A Divided House Cannot Stand

20  And the multitude cometh together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread. 21  And when his friends [1] heard of it, they went out to lay hold on him: for they said, He is beside himself.

22  And the scribes which came down from Jerusalem said, He hath Beelzebub, and by the prince of the devils casteth he out devils. 23  And he called them unto him, and said unto them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan? 24  And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25  And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand. 26  And if Satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand, but hath an end. 27  No man can enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house. 28  Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme: 29  But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation: 30  Because they said, He hath an unclean spirit.

Luke 11:14-23 King James Version

A Divided House Cannot Stand

14  And he was casting out a devil, and it was dumb. And it came to pass, when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake; and the people wondered. 15  But some of them said, He casteth out devils through Beelzebub [2] the chief of the devils. 16  And others, tempting him, sought of him a sign from heaven. 17  But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth. 18  If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because ye say that I cast out devils through Beelzebub. 19  And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast them out? therefore shall they be your judges. 20  But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you. 21  When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace: 22  But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils. 23  He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth.


[1] 3:21 friends: or, kinsmen

[2] 11:15 Beelzebub: Gr. Beelzebul

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