Matthew 12:25-35 (New International Version)

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25 Jesus knew their thoughts1 and said to them, "Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand. 26 If Satan2 drives out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then can his kingdom stand? 27 And if I drive out demons by Beelzebub,3 by whom do your people4 drive them out? So then, they will be your judges. 28 But if I drive out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God5 has come upon you. 29 "Or again, how can anyone 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. 30 "He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me scatters.6 31 And so I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven.7 32 Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age8 or in the age to come.9 33 "Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognized by its fruit.10 34 You brood of vipers,11 how can you who are evil say anything good? For out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks.12 35 The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him.
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