for just as 1JONAH WAS THREE DAYS AND THREE NIGHTS IN THE BELLY OF THE SEA MONSTER, so will 2the Son of Man be 3three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
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"4The men of Nineveh will stand up with this generation at the judgment, and will condemn it because 5they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and behold, 6something greater than Jonah is here.
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"7The 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, 8something greater than Solomon is here.
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"9Now when the unclean spirit goes out of a man, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, and does not find it.
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"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.
"Then it goes and takes along with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there; and 10the 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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11While He was still speaking to the crowds, behold, His 12mother and 13brothers were standing outside, seeking to speak to Him.
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Someone said to Him, "Behold, Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside seeking to speak to You."
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But Jesus answered the one who was telling Him and said, "Who is My mother and who are My brothers?"
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And stretching out His hand toward His disciples, He said, "Behold My mother and My brothers!
"For whoever does the will of My Father who is in heaven, he is My brother and sister and mother."