But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, "It is only by Beelzebub,1 the prince of demons, that this fellow drives out demons."2
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Jesus knew their thoughts3 and said to them, "Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand.
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If Satan4 drives out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then can his kingdom stand?
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And if I drive out demons by Beelzebub,5 by whom do your people6 drive them out? So then, they will be your judges.
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But if I drive out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God7 has come upon you.
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"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.
"He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me scatters.8
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