A House Divided Cannot Stand

22 Then a demon-possessed man who was blind and mute was brought to him. And he healed him so that the man who was mute could speak and see. 23 And all the crowds were amazed and began saying, “Perhaps this one is the Son of David!” 24 But the Pharisees, when they[a] heard it,[b] said, “This man does not expel demons except by Beelzebul the ruler of demons!”

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 12:24 Here “when” is supplied as a component of the participle (“heard”) which is understood as temporal
  2. Matthew 12:24 *Here the direct object is supplied from context in the English translation

Jesus and Beelzebul(A)

22 Then they brought him a demon-possessed man who was blind and mute, and Jesus healed him, so that he could both talk and see.(B) 23 All the people were astonished and said, “Could this be the Son of David?”(C)

24 But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, “It is only by Beelzebul,(D) the prince of demons, that this fellow drives out demons.”(E)

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