But when the Phariseesheard this, they said, "Thisman1casts out demonsonly by aBeelzebul the ruler of the demons."
252And 3knowing their thoughts Jesus said to them, "bAnykingdomdividedagainstitself is laidwaste; and canycityorhousedividedagainstitself will not stand.26"If4Satancasts out Satan, he dis dividedagainsthimself; howthen will his kingdomstand?27"If I 5by eBeelzebulcast out demons, 6by whom do your sonscast them out? For thisreason they will be your judges.28"But 7if 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"8He who is not with Me is against Me; and he who does not gather with Me scatters.31"9Therefore I say to you, anysin and blasphemy shall be forgivenpeople, but blasphemy against the Spirit shall not be forgiven.32"10Whoeverfspeaks a wordagainst the Son of Man, it shall be forgiven him; but whoevergspeaksagainst the HolySpirit, it shall not be forgiven him, either in 11thisageor in the age to come.
33"Eithermake the treegood and its fruitgood, ormake the treebad and its fruitbad; for 12the tree is known by its fruit.34"13You brood of vipers, howcan you, beingevil, speakhwhat is good? 14For the mouthspeaks out of that whichfills the heart.