Jesus knew their thoughts1 and said to them: "Any kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and a house divided against itself will fall.
References for Luke 11:17
If Satan2 is divided against himself, how can his kingdom stand? I say this because you claim that I drive out demons by Beelzebub.
References for Luke 11:18
Now if I drive out demons by Beelzebub, by whom do your followers drive them out? So then, they will be your judges.
But if I drive out demons by the finger of God,3 then the kingdom of God4 has come to you.
References for Luke 11:20
"When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own house, his possessions are safe.
But when someone stronger attacks and overpowers him, he takes away the armor in which the man trusted and divides up the spoils.
"He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me, scatters.5
References for Luke 11:23
"When an evil spirit comes out of a man, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. Then it says, 'I will return to the house I left.'
References for Luke 11:24
When it arrives, it finds the house swept clean and put in order.
Then it goes and takes seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that man is worse than the first."6
References for Luke 11:26
As Jesus was saying these things, a woman in the crowd called out, "Blessed is the mother who gave you birth and nursed you."7
References for Luke 11:27