Mark 3:20-30 NIV

Jesus and Beelzebub

3:23-27pp -- Mt 12:25-29; Lk 11:17-22

20 Then Jesus entered a house, and again a crowd gathered,1 so that he and his disciples were not even able to eat.2

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      21 When his family heard about this, they went to take charge of him, for they said, "He is out of his mind."3

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      22 And the teachers of the law who came down from Jerusalem4 said, "He is possessed by Beelzebuba !5 By the prince of demons he is driving out demons."6

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        • c 3:22 - Greek "Beezeboul" or "Beelzeboul"
          23 So Jesus called them and spoke to them in parables:7 "How can Satan8 drive out Satan?

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          24 If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.
          25 If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.
          26 And if Satan opposes himself and is divided, he cannot stand; his end has come.
          27 In 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.9

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          28 I tell you the truth, all the sins and blasphemies of men will be forgiven them.
          29 But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; he is guilty of an eternal sin."10

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          30 He said this because they were saying, "He has an evil spirit."