14 Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw, And it came to pass, when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake; and the people wondered, and said, Is not this the son of David?
15 But when the Pharisees heard it, And the scribes which came down from Jerusalem they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils He hath Beelzebub, and by the prince of the devils casteth he out devils.
16 And others, tempting him, sought of him a sign from heaven.
17 But he, knowing their thoughts, called them unto him, and said unto them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan? Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or a house divided against a house itself shall not stand.
18 If Satan also be divided against himself, ( he cannot stand, but hath an end) how shall his kingdom stand? because ye say
that I cast out devils through Beelzebub.
19 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast them out? therefore shall they be your judges.
20 But if I with the finger of God (Spirit of God) cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.
21 When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace:
22 But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils.
23 Or else how can one enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house.
24 He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.
25 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.
26 Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.
27 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked
28 Verily I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men
29 And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.
30 Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.
31 O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
32 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.
33 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
34 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
Because they said, He hath an unclean spirit.