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22 But (A)when a stronger than he comes upon him and overcomes him, he takes from him all his armor in which he trusted, and divides his [a]spoils. 23 (B)He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters.

An Unclean Spirit Returns(C)

24 (D)“When an unclean spirit goes out of a man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ 25 And when he comes, he finds it swept and put in order. 26 Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter and dwell there; and (E)the last state of that man is worse than the first.”

Keeping the Word

27 And it happened, as He spoke these things, that a certain woman from the crowd raised her voice and said to Him, (F)“Blessed is the womb that bore You, and the breasts which nursed You!”

28 But He said, (G)“More than that, blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it!”

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 11:22 plunder

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