And finding none (kai mh euriskon). Here Matthew 12:43 has kai ouc euriskei (present active indicative instead of present active participle). Luke 11:24-26 is almost verbatim like Matthew 12:43-45 , which see. Instead of just "taketh" (paralambanei) in verse Luke 11:26 , Matthew has "taketh with himself" (paralambanei meq eautou). And Luke omits: "Even so shall it be also unto this evil generation" of Matthew 12:45 . Than the first (twn prwtwn). Ablative case after the comparative ceirona. The seven demons brought back remind one of the seven that afflicted Mary Magdalene ( Luke 8:2 ).