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.35"15The goodmanbrings out of his goodtreasureiwhat is good ; and the evilmanbrings out of his eviltreasurejwhat is evil.36"But I tell you that everykcarelessword that peoplelspeak, they shall give an accounting for it in 16the day of judgment.37"For mby your words you will be justified, and nby your words you will be condemned."
38Thensome of the scribes and Phariseessaid to Him, "Teacher, 17we want to see a osign from You."
But He answered and said to them, "18An evil and adulterousgenerationcraves for a psign ; and yet noqsign will be given to it but the rsign of Jonah the prophet ;40for just as 19JONAH WAS THREEDAYS AND THREENIGHTS IN THE BELLY OF THE SEAMONSTER, so will 20the Son of Man be 21threedays and threenights in the heart of the earth.41"22The men of Nineveh will stand up with thisgeneration at the judgment, and will condemn it because23they repented at the preaching of Jonah ; and behold, 24something greater than Jonah is here.42"25The Queen of the South will rise up with thisgeneration at the judgment and will condemn it, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon ; and behold, 26something greater than Solomon is here.43"27Nowwhen the uncleanspiritgoes out of a man, it passesthroughwaterlessplacesseekingrest, and does not find it.44"Then it says, 'I will return to my house from which I came '; and when it comes, it finds it unoccupied, swept, and put in order.45"Then it goes and takesalong with it sevenotherspiritsmorewicked than itself, and they go in and livethere ; and 28the last state of that manbecomesworse than the first. That is the way it will also be with thisevilgeneration."
4629While He was stillspeaking to the crowds, behold, His 30mother and 31brothers were standingoutside, seeking to speak to Him.
47Someonesaid to Him, "Behold, Your mother and Your brothers are standingoutsideseeking to speak to You."s48
But tJesus answered the one who was telling Him and said, "Who is My mother and who are My brothers ?"49
And stretching out His handtoward His disciples, He said, "Behold My mother and My brothers !50"For whoeverdoes the will of My Father who is in heaven, he is My brother and sister and mother."