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Matthew 12

WNT 1 About that time Jesus passed on the Sabbath through the wheatfields; and His disciples became hungry, and began to gather ears of wheat and eat them. NIV 1 At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry and began to pick some heads of grain and eat them. WNT 2 But the Pharisees saw it and said to Him, "Look! your disciples are doing what the Law forbids them to do on the Sabbath." NIV 2 When the Pharisees saw this, they said to him, "Look! Your disciples are doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath." WNT 3 "Have you never read," He replied, "what David did when he and his men were hungry? NIV 3 He answered, "Haven't you read what David did when he and his companions were hungry? WNT 4 how he entered the House of God and ate the Presented Loaves, which it was not lawful for him or his men to eat, nor for any except the priests? NIV 4 He entered the house of God, and he and his companions ate the consecrated bread--which was not lawful for them to do, but only for the priests. WNT 5 And have you not read in the Law how on the Sabbath the priests in the Temple break the Sabbath without incurring guilt? NIV 5 Or haven't you read in the Law that on the Sabbath the priests in the temple desecrate the day and yet are innocent? WNT 6 But I tell you that there is here that which is greater than the Temple. NIV 6 I tell you that one greater than the temple is here. WNT 7 And if you knew what this means, `It is mercy I desire, not sacrifice', you would not have condemned those who are without guilt. NIV 7 If you had known what these words mean, 'I desire mercy, not sacrifice,' you would not have condemned the innocent. WNT 8 For the Son of Man is the Lord of the Sabbath." NIV 8 For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath." WNT 9 Departing thence He went to their synagogue, NIV 9 Going on from that place, he went into their synagogue, WNT 10 where there was a man with a shrivelled arm. And they questioned Him, "Is it right to cure people on the Sabbath?" Their intention was to bring a charge against Him. NIV 10 and a man with a shriveled hand was there. Looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, they asked him, "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?" WNT 11 "Which of you is there," He replied, "who, if he has but a single sheep and it falls into a hole on the Sabbath, will not lay hold of it and lift it out? NIV 11 He said to them, "If any of you has a sheep and it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will you not take hold of it and lift it out? WNT 12 Is not a man, however, far superior to a sheep? Therefore it is right to do good on the Sabbath." NIV 12 How much more valuable is a man than a sheep! Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath." WNT 13 Then He said to the man, "Stretch out your arm." And he stretched it out, and it was restored quite sound like the other. NIV 13 Then he said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." So he stretched it out and it was completely restored, just as sound as the other. WNT 14 But the Pharisees after leaving the synagogue consulted together against Him, how they might destroy Him. NIV 14 But the Pharisees went out and plotted how they might kill Jesus. WNT 15 Aware of this, Jesus departed elsewhere; and a great number of people followed Him, all of whom He cured. NIV 15 Aware of this, Jesus withdrew from that place. Many followed him, and he healed all their sick, WNT 16 But He gave them strict injunctions not to blaze abroad His doings, NIV 16 warning them not to tell who he was. WNT 17 that those words of the Prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled, NIV 17 This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah: WNT 18 "This is My servant whom I have chosen, My dearly loved One in whom My soul takes pleasure. I will put My spirit upon Him, and He will announce justice to the nations. NIV 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. WNT 19 He will not wrangle or raise His voice, nor will His voice be heard in the broadways. NIV 19 He will not quarrel or cry out; no one will hear his voice in the streets. WNT 20 A crushed reed He will not utterly break, nor will He quench the still smouldering wick, until He has led on Justice to victory. NIV 20 A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out, till he leads justice to victory. WNT 21 And on His name shall the nations rest their hopes." NIV 21 In his name the nations will put their hope." WNT 22 At that time a demoniac was brought to Him, blind and dumb; and He cured him, so that the dumb man could speak and see. NIV 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. WNT 23 And the crowds of people were all filled with amazement and said, "Can this be the Son of David?" NIV 23 All the people were astonished and said, "Could this be the Son of David?" WNT 24 The Pharisees heard it and said, "This man only expels demons by the power of Baal-zebul, the Prince of demons." NIV 24 But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, "It is only by Beelzebub, the prince of demons, that this fellow drives out demons." WNT 25 Knowing their thoughts He said to them, "Every kingdom in which civil war has raged suffers desolation; and every city or house in which there is internal strife will be brought low. NIV 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. WNT 26 And if Satan is expelling Satan, he has begun to make war on himself: how therefore shall his kingdom last? NIV 26 If Satan drives out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then can his kingdom stand? WNT 27 And if it is by Baal-zebul's power that I expel the demons, by whose power do your disciples expel them? They therefore shall be your judges. NIV 27 And if I drive out demons by Beelzebub, by whom do your people drive them out? So then, they will be your judges. WNT 28 But if it is by the power of the Spirit of God that I expel the demons, it is evident that the Kingdom of God has come upon you. NIV 28 But if I drive out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you. WNT 29 Again, how can any one enter the house of a strong man and carry off his goods, unless first of all he masters and secures the strong man: then he will ransack his house. NIV 29 "Or again, how can anyone enter a strong man's house and carry off his possessions unless he first ties up the strong man? Then he can rob his house. WNT 30 "The man who is not with me is against me, and he who is not gathering with me is scattering abroad. NIV 30 "He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me scatters. WNT 31 This is why I tell you that men may find forgiveness for every other sin and impious word, but that for impious speaking against the Holy Spirit they shall find no forgiveness. NIV 31 And so I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. WNT 32 And whoever shall speak against the Son of Man may obtain forgiveness; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, neither in this nor in the coming age shall he obtain forgiveness." NIV 32 Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come. WNT 33 "Either grant the tree to be wholesome and its fruit wholesome, or the tree poisonous and its fruit poisonous; for the tree is known by its fruit. NIV 33 "Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognized by its fruit. WNT 34 O vipers' brood, how can you speak what is good when you are evil? For it is from the overflow of the heart that the mouth speaks. NIV 34 You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks. WNT 35 A good man from his good store produces good things, and a bad man from his bad store produces bad things. NIV 35 The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him. WNT 36 But I tell you that for every careless word that men shall speak they will be held accountable on the day of Judgement. NIV 36 But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken. WNT 37 For each of you by his words shall be justified, or by his words shall be condemned." NIV 37 For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned." WNT 38 Then He was accosted by some of the Scribes and of the Pharisees who said, "Teacher, we wish to see a sign given by you." NIV 38 Then some of the Pharisees and teachers of the law said to him, "Teacher, we want to see a miraculous sign from you." WNT 39 "Wicked and faithless generation!" He replied, "they clamour for a sign, but none shall be given to them except the sign of the Prophet Jonah. NIV 39 He answered, "A wicked and adulterous generation asks for a miraculous sign! But none will be given it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. WNT 40 For just as Jonah was three days in the sea-monster's belly, so will the Son of Man be three days in the heart of the earth. NIV 40 For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of a huge fish, so the Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. WNT 41 There will stand up men of Nineveh at the Judgement together with the present generation, and will condemn it; because they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and mark! there is One greater than Jonah here. NIV 41 The men of Nineveh will stand up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and now one greater than Jonah is here. WNT 42 The Queen of the south will awake at the Judgement together with the present generation, and will condemn it; because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and mark! there is One greater than Solomon here. NIV 42 The Queen of the South will rise at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for she came from the ends of the earth to listen to Solomon's wisdom, and now one greater than Solomon is here. WNT 43 "No sooner however has the foul spirit gone out of the man, then he roams about in places where there is no water, seeking rest but finding none. NIV 43 "When an evil spirit comes out of a man, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. WNT 44 Then he says, `I will return to my house that I left;' and he comes and finds it unoccupied, swept clean, and in good order. NIV 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. WNT 45 Then he goes and brings back with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they come in and dwell there; and in the end that man's condition becomes worse than it was at first. So will it be also with the present wicked generation." NIV 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." WNT 46 While He was still addressing the people His mother and His brothers were standing on the edge of the crowd desiring to speak to Him. NIV 46 While Jesus was still talking to the crowd, his mother and brothers stood outside, wanting to speak to him. WNT 47 So some one told Him, "Your mother and your brothers are standing outside, and desire to speak to you." NIV 47 Someone told him, "Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to speak to you." WNT 48 "Who is my mother?" He said to the man; "and who are my brothers?" NIV 48 He replied to him, "Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?" WNT 49 And pointing to His disciples He added, "See here are my mother and my brothers. NIV 49 Pointing to his disciples, he said, "Here are my mother and my brothers. WNT 50 To obey my Father who is in Heaven--that is to be my brother and my sister and my mother." NIV 50 For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother."