221Then a 2demon-possessed man who was blind and mute was brought to aJesus, and He healed him, so that the mutemanspoke and saw.
23All the crowds were amazed, and were saying, "This man cannot be the 3Son of David, can he?"
But when the Phariseesheard this, they said, "Thisman4casts out demonsonly by bBeelzebul the ruler of the demons."
255And 6knowing their thoughts Jesus said to them, "cAnykingdomdividedagainstitself is laidwaste; and danycityorhousedividedagainstitself will not stand.26"If7Satancasts out Satan, he eis dividedagainsthimself; howthen will his kingdomstand?27"If I 8by fBeelzebulcast out demons, 9by whom do your sonscast them out? For thisreason they will be your judges.28"But 10if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.29"Orhowcananyoneenter the strongman'shouse and carryoff his property, unless he firstbinds the strong man? And then he will plunder his house.
30"11He who is not with Me is against Me; and he who does not gather with Me scatters.31"12Therefore I say to you, anysin and blasphemy shall be forgivenpeople, but blasphemy against the Spirit shall not be forgiven.32"13Whoevergspeaks a wordagainst the Son of Man, it shall be forgiven him; but whoeverhspeaksagainst the HolySpirit, it shall not be forgiven him, either in 14thisageor in the age to come.