Matthew 12:18-28 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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18 "Here is my servant, whom I have chosen, my beloved, with whom my soul is well pleased. I will put my Spirit upon him, and he will proclaim justice to the Gentiles. 18 "Here is my servant whom I have chosen, the one I love, in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will proclaim justice to the nations.
19 He will not wrangle or cry aloud, nor will anyone hear his voice in the streets. 19 He will not quarrel or cry out; no one will hear his voice in the streets.
20 He will not break a bruised reed or quench a smoldering wick until he brings justice to victory. 20 A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out, till he leads justice to victory.
21 And in his name the Gentiles will hope." 21 In his name the nations will put their hope."
22 Then they brought to him a demoniac who was blind and mute; and he cured him, so that the one who had been mute could speak and see. 22 Then they brought him a demon-possessed man who was blind and mute, and Jesus healed him, so that he could both talk and see.
23 All the crowds were amazed and said, "Can this be the Son of David?" 23 All the people were astonished and said, "Could this be the Son of David?"
24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, "It is only by Beelzebul, the ruler of the demons, that this fellow casts out the demons." 24 But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, "It is only by Beelzebub, the prince of demons, that this fellow drives out demons."
25 He knew what they were thinking and said to them, "Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and no city or house divided against itself will stand. 25 Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them, "Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand.
26 If Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself; how then will his kingdom stand? 26 If Satan drives out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then can his kingdom stand?
27 If I cast out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your own exorcists cast them out? Therefore they will be your judges. 27 And if I drive out demons by Beelzebub, by whom do your people drive them out? So then, they will be your judges.
28 But if it is by the Spirit of God that I cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come to you. 28 But if I drive out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.