7"Then the one inside answers, 'Don't bother me. The door is already locked, and my children are with me in bed. I can't get up and give you anything.'8I tell you, though he will not get up and give him the bread because he is his friend, yet because of the man's boldnessa he will get up and give him as much as he needs.19"So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you;2 seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.10For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.11"Which of you fathers, if your son asks forb a fish, will give him a snake instead?12Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion?13If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!"
Jesus was driving out a demon that was mute. When the demon left, the man who had been mute spoke, and the crowd was amazed.315
But some of them said, "By Beelzebub,c4 the prince of demons, he is driving out demons."516
Others tested him by asking for a sign from heaven.617
Jesus knew their thoughts7 and said to them: "Any kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and a house divided against itself will fall.