Matthew 12:43-45 ESV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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43 "When the unclean spirit has gone out of a person, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, but finds none. 43 "When an evil spirit comes out of a man, it goes through arid 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 the house empty, swept, and put in order. 44 Then it says, 'I will return to the house I left.' When it arrives, it finds the house unoccupied, swept clean and put in order.
45 Then it goes and brings with it seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they enter and dwell there, and the last state of that person is worse than the first. So also will it be with this evil generation." 45 Then it goes and takes with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that man is worse than the first. That is how it will be with this wicked generation."