23 (A)Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.

Return of an Unclean Spirit

24 (B)“When the unclean spirit has gone out of a person, it passes through (C)waterless places seeking rest, and finding none it says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ 25 And when it comes, it finds the house swept and put in order. 26 Then it goes and brings seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they enter and dwell there. And (D)the last state of that person is worse than the first.”

True Blessedness

27 As he said these things, (E)a woman in the crowd raised her voice and said to him, (F)“Blessed is the womb that bore you, and the breasts at which you nursed!” 28 But he said, (G)“Blessed rather are those (H)who hear the word of God and (I)keep it!”

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