21"Whenaa strong man, fullyarmed, guards his ownhouse, his possessions are bundisturbed .22"But when someone stronger than he attacks him and overpowers him, he takesaway from him all his armor on which he had relied and distributes his plunder.23"1He who is not with Me is against Me; and he who does not gather with Me, scatters.24"2When the uncleanspiritgoes out of ca man, it passesthroughwaterlessplacesseekingrest, and not finding any, it says, 'I will return to my house from which I came.'25"And when it comes, it finds it swept and put in order.26"Then it goes and takes along sevenotherspiritsmoreevil than itself, and they go in and livethere; and the last state of that manbecomesworse than the first."27WhiledJesus was sayingthesethings, one of the women in the crowdraised her voice and said to Him, "3Blessed is the womb that bore You and the breasts at which You nursed."
But He said, "On the contrary , blessed are 4those who hear the word of God and observe it."
As the crowds were increasing, He began to say, "5Thisgeneration is a wickedgeneration; it 6seeks for a esign, and yet nofsign will be given to it but the gsign of Jonah.30"For just as 7Jonahbecame a hsign to the Ninevites, so will the Son of Man be to thisgeneration.31"The 8Queen of the South will rise up with the men of thisgeneration at the judgment and condemn them, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold, somethinggreater than Solomon is here.