But Jesus warned the people not to tell who he was.
He did these things to bring about what Isaiah the prophet had said:
"Here is my servant whom I have chosen. I love him, and I am pleased with him. I will put my Spirit upon him, and he will tell of my justice to all people.
He will not argue or cry out; no one will hear his voice in the streets.
He will not break a crushed blade of grass or put out even a weak flame until he makes justice win the victory.
In him will the non-Jewish people find hope."
Then some people brought to Jesus a man who was blind and could not talk, because he had a demon. Jesus healed the man so that he could talk and see.
All the people were amazed and said, "Perhaps this man is the Son of David!"
When the Pharisees heard this, they said, "Jesus uses the power of Beelzebul, the ruler of demons, to force demons out of people."
Jesus knew what the Pharisees were thinking, so he said to them, "Every kingdom that is divided against itself will be destroyed. And any city or family that is divided against itself will not continue.
And if Satan forces out himself, then Satan is divided against himself, and his kingdom will not continue.