22 Then a demon-possessed man who was blind and mute was brought to Jesus, and He healed him, so that the mute man both spoke and saw.23 All the people wondered in amazement, and said, “Could this be the Son of David (the Messiah)?”24 But the Pharisees heard it and said, “This man [a]casts out demons only by [the help of] Beelzebul (Satan) the prince of the demons.”
25 Knowing their thoughts Jesus said to them, “Any kingdom that is divided against itself is being laid waste; and no city or house divided against itself will [continue to] stand.26 If Satan casts out Satan [that is, his demons], he has become divided against himself and disunited; how then will his kingdom stand?27 If I cast out the demons by [the help of] Beelzebul (Satan), by whom do your sons drive them out? For this reason they will be your judges.28 But if it is by the Spirit of God that I cast out the demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you [before you expected it].29 Or how can anyone go into a strong man’s house and steal his property unless he first overpowers and ties up the strong man? Then he will ransack and rob his house.
The Unpardonable Sin
30 He who is not with Me [once and for all on My side] is against Me; and he who does not [unequivocally] gather with Me scatters.
Matthew 12:24A statement of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. See vv 31, 32.
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