When his family heard about this, they went to take charge of him, for they said, "He is out of his mind."122
And the teachers of the law who came down from Jerusalem2 said, "He is possessed by Beelzebuba !3 By the prince of demons he is driving out demons."423
So Jesus called them and spoke to them in parables:5"How can Satan6 drive out Satan?24If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.25If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.26And if Satan opposes himself and is divided, he cannot stand; his end has come.27In fact, no one can enter a strong man's house and carry off his possessions unless he first ties up the strong man. Then he can rob his house.728I tell you the truth, all the sins and blasphemies of men will be forgiven them.29But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; he is guilty of an eternal sin."830
He said this because they were saying, "He has an evil spirit."