Matthew 12:15-25 NIV

God's Chosen Servant

15 Aware of this, Jesus withdrew from that place. Many followed him, and he healed all their sick,1

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16 warning them not to tell who he was.2

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17 This was to fulfill3 what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah:

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18 "Here is my servant whom I have chosen, the one I love, in whom I delight;4 I will put my Spirit on him,5 and he will proclaim justice to the nations.

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19 He will not quarrel or cry out; no one will hear his voice in the streets.
20 A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out, till he leads justice to victory.
21 In his name the nations will put their hope."a6

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Jesus and Beelzebub

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

22 Then they brought him a demon-possessed man who was blind and mute, and Jesus healed him, so that he could both talk and see.7

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23 All the people were astonished and said, "Could this be the Son of David?"8

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24 But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, "It is only by Beelzebub,b9 the prince of demons, that this fellow drives out demons."10

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    • d 12:24 - Greek "Beezeboul" or "Beelzeboul "; also in verse 27
      25 Jesus knew their thoughts11 and said to them, "Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand.

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