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Matthew 12:39-49 (New American Standard)

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39 But He answered and said to them, "1An evil and adulterous generation craves for a asign; and yet no bsign will be given to it but the csign of Jonah the prophet; 40 for just as 2JONAH WAS THREE DAYS AND THREE NIGHTS IN THE BELLY OF THE SEA MONSTER, so will 3the Son of Man be 4three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. 41 "5The men of Nineveh will stand up with this generation at the judgment, and will condemn it because 6they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and behold, 7something greater than Jonah is here. 42 "8The Queen of the South will rise up with this generation at the judgment and will condemn it, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold, 9something greater than Solomon is here. 43 "10Now when the unclean spirit goes out of a man, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, 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 takes along with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there; and 11the last state of that man becomes worse than the first. That is the way it will also be with this evil generation."

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46 12While He was still speaking to the crowds, behold, His 13mother and 14brothers were standing outside, seeking to speak to Him. 47 Someone said to Him, "Behold, Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside seeking to speak to You."d 48 But eJesus answered the one who was telling Him and said, "Who is My mother and who are My brothers?" 49 And stretching out His hand toward His disciples, He said, "Behold My mother and My brothers!
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