Life of Jesus
He Casts Out Demons By Beelzebub
Mat 12:22-37; Mk 3: 19-30; Lk 11:14-20
22 Then one was brought to Him who was demon-possessed, blind and mute; and He
healed him, so that the blind and mute man both spoke and saw.
23 And all the multitudes were amazed and said, "Could this be the Son of David?"
24 Now when the Pharisees heard it they said, "This fellow does not cast out
demons except by Beelzebub, the ruler of the demons."
25 But Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to them: "Every kingdom divided
against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against
itself will not stand.
26 "If Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then will his
27 "And if I cast out demons by Beelzebub, by whom do your sons cast them out?
Therefore they shall be your judges.
28 "But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, surely the kingdom of God has
come upon you.
29 "Or how can one enter a strong man's house and plunder his goods, unless he
first binds the strong man? And then he will plunder his house.
30 "He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me
31 "Therefore I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the
blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men.
32 "Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but
whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, either in
this age or in the age to come.
33 "Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or else make the tree bad and
its fruit bad; for a tree is known by its fruit.
34 "Brood of vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the
abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.
35 "A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things,
and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.
36 "But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give
account of it in the day of judgment.
37 "For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be
19 and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed Him. And they went into a house.
20 Then the multitude came together again, so that they could not so much as eat
21 But when His own people heard about this, they went out to lay hold of Him,
for they said, "He is out of His mind."
22 And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, "He has Beelzebub," and,
"By the ruler of the demons He casts out demons."
23 So He called them to Himself and said to them in parables: "How can Satan cast
24 "If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.
25 "And if a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.
26 "And if Satan has risen up against himself, and is divided, he cannot stand,
but has an end.
27 "No one can enter a strong man's house and plunder his goods, unless he first
binds the strong man. And then he will plunder his house.
28 "Assuredly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the sons of men, and
whatever blasphemies they may utter;
29 "but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is
subject to eternal condemnation"--
30 because they said, "He has an unclean spirit."
14 And He was casting out a demon, and it was mute. So it was, when the demon had
gone out, that the mute spoke; and the multitudes marveled.
15 But some of them said, "He casts out demons by Beelzebub, the ruler of the
16 Others, testing Him, sought from Him a sign from heaven.
17 But He, knowing their thoughts, said to them: "Every kingdom divided against
itself is brought to desolation, and a house divided against a house falls.
18 "If Satan also is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? Because
you say I cast out demons by Beelzebub.
19 "And if I cast out demons by Beelzebub, by whom do your sons cast them out?
Therefore they will be your judges.
20 "But if I cast out demons with the finger of God, surely the kingdom of God
has come upon you.