The scribes who camedown1from Jerusalem were saying, "He is possessed by a2Beelzebul," and "3He casts out the demons by the ruler of the demons."
234And He called them to Himself and began speaking to them in 5parables, "Howcan6Satancast out Satan?24"If a kingdom is dividedagainstitself, that kingdomcannotstand.25"If a house is dividedagainstitself, that house will not be able to stand.26"If7Satan has risen up againsthimself and is divided, he cannotstand, but bhe is finished!27"8But noonecanenter the strongman'shouse and plunder his propertyunless he firstbinds the strongman, and then he will plunder his house.28"9Truly I say to you, allsins shall be forgiven the sons of men, and whateverblasphemies they utter;29but 10whoeverblasphemesagainst the HolySpiritneverhasforgiveness, but is guilty of an eternalsin "-
30because they were saying, "He has an uncleanspirit."
3111Then His mother and His brothersarrived, and standingoutside they sent word to Him and called Him.
A crowd was sittingaround Him, and they said to Him, "Behold, Your mother and Your brothers are outsidelooking for You."