Matthew 12:15-30 NIV

God’s Chosen Servant

15 Aware of this, Jesus withdrew from that place. A large crowd followed him, and he healed all who were ill.

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16 He warned them not to tell others about him.

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17 This was to fulfill 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; I will put my Spirit on him, 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 has brought justice through to victory.
21 In his name the nations will put their hope.”a

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    • ‘ 12:21 - Isaiah 42:1-4

      Jesus and Beelzebul

      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.

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

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      24 But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, “It is only by Beelzebul, the prince of demons, that this fellow drives out demons.”

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      25 Jesus knew their thoughts 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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      26 If Satan drives out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then can his kingdom stand?

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      27 And if I drive out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your people drive them out? So then, they will be your judges.

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      28 But if it is by the Spirit of God that I drive out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.

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      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 plunder his house.
      30 “Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.

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