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Matthew 12:22-32 (New American Standard)

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The Pharisees Rebuked

22 1Then a 2demon-possessed man who was blind and mute was brought to aJesus, and He healed him, so that the mute man spoke and saw. 23 All the crowds were amazed, and were saying, "This man cannot be the 3Son of David, can he?" 24 But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, "This man 4casts out demons only by bBeelzebul the ruler of the demons." 25 5And 6knowing their thoughts Jesus said to them, "cAny kingdom divided against itself is laid waste; and dany city or house divided against itself will not stand. 26 "If 7Satan casts out Satan, he eis divided against himself; how then will his kingdom stand? 27 "If I 8by fBeelzebul cast out demons, 9by whom do your sons cast them out? For this reason 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 "Or how can anyone enter the strong man's house and carry off his property, unless he first binds the strong man? And then he will plunder his house.

The Unpardonable Sin

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, any sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven people, but blasphemy against the Spirit shall not be forgiven. 32 "13Whoever gspeaks a word against the Son of Man, it shall be forgiven him; but whoever hspeaks against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, either in 14this age or in the age to come.
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