22 The scribes who came down (A)from Jerusalem were saying, “He [a]is possessed by [b](B)Beelzebul,” and “(C)He casts out the demons by the ruler of the demons.” 23 (D)And so He called them to Himself and began speaking to them in (E)parables: “How can (F)Satan cast out Satan? 24 And if a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25 If a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. 26 And if (G)Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand, but [c]he is finished! 27 (H)But no one can enter the strong man’s house and plunder his property unless he first ties up the strong man, and then he will plunder his house.

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Footnotes

  1. Mark 3:22 Lit has Beelzebul
  2. Mark 3:22 One early ms Beezebul; some early ancient versions Beelzebub
  3. Mark 3:26 Lit he has an end