19 Yet if by (A)Beelzebul I cast out the demons, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore, they will be your judges. 20 But if I cast out the demons by [a]the (B)finger of God, then (C)the kingdom of God has come upon you. 21 When [b]a strong man, fully armed, guards his own house, his possessions are [c]secure. 22 But when someone stronger than he attacks him and overpowers him, that man takes away his armor on which he had relied and distributes his plunder. 23 (D)The one who is not with Me is against Me; and the one who does not gather with Me scatters.

24 (E)When the unclean spirit comes out of [d]a person, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, and not finding any, it then says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ 25 And when it comes, it finds it swept and put in order. 26 Then it goes and brings along seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they come in and live there; and the last condition of that person becomes worse than the first.”

27 While [e]Jesus was saying these things, one of the women in the crowd raised her voice and said to Him, “(F)Blessed is the womb that carried You, and the breasts at which You nursed!”

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 11:20 I.e., an undeniable act of God
  2. Luke 11:21 Lit the
  3. Luke 11:21 Lit in peace
  4. Luke 11:24 Lit the
  5. Luke 11:27 Lit He