9"So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you;1 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 fora 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.215
But some of them said, "By Beelzebub,b3 the prince of demons, he is driving out demons."416
Others tested him by asking for a sign from heaven.517
Jesus knew their thoughts6 and said to them: "Any kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and a house divided against itself will fall.18If Satan7 is divided against himself, how can his kingdom stand? I say this because you claim that I drive out demons by Beelzebub.19Now if I drive out demons by Beelzebub, by whom do your followers drive them out? So then, they will be your judges.