23 (A)And so He called them to Himself and began speaking to them in (B)parables: “How can (C)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 (D)Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand, but [a]he is finished! 27 (E)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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  1. Mark 3:26 Lit he has an end

17 (A)But He knew their thoughts and said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste; and a house divided against [a]itself falls. 18 And if (B)Satan also has been divided against himself, how will his kingdom [b]stand? For you claim that I cast out the demons by (C)Beelzebul. 19 Yet if by (D)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 [c]the (E)finger of God, then (F)the kingdom of God has come upon you. 21 When [d]a strong man, fully armed, guards his own house, his possessions are [e]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.

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  1. Luke 11:17 Lit a house
  2. Luke 11:18 I.e., remain stable
  3. Luke 11:20 I.e., an undeniable act of God
  4. Luke 11:21 Lit the
  5. Luke 11:21 Lit in peace