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Matthew 12:17-27 (GOD'S WORD Translation)

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17 So what the prophet Isaiah had said came true: 18 "Here is my servant whom I have chosen, whom I love, and in whom I delight. I will put my Spirit on him, and he will announce justice to the nations. 19 He will not quarrel or shout, and no one will hear his voice in the streets. 20 He will not break off a damaged cattail. He will not even put out a smoking wick until he has made justice victorious. 21 The nations will have hope because of him." 22 Then some people brought Jesus a man possessed by a demon. The demon made the man blind and unable to talk. Jesus cured him so that he could talk and see. 23 The crowds were all amazed and said, "Can this man be the Son of David?" 24 When the Pharisees heard this, they said, "This man can force demons out of people only with the help of Beelzebul, the ruler of demons." 25 Since Jesus knew what they were thinking, he said to them, "Every kingdom divided against itself is ruined. And every city or household divided against itself will not last. 26 If Satan forces Satan out, he is divided against himself. How, then, can his kingdom last? 27 If I force demons out of people with the help of Beelzebul, who helps your followers force them out? That's why they will be your judges.
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