Mark 3:29

29 but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; they are guilty of an eternal sin.”

Mark 3:29 in Other Translations

KJV
29 But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation:
ESV
29 but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin"--
NLT
29 but anyone who blasphemes the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven. This is a sin with eternal consequences.”
MSG
29 But if you persist in your slanders against God's Holy Spirit, you are repudiating the very One who forgives, sawing off the branch on which you're sitting, severing by your own perversity all connection with the One who forgives."
CSB
29 But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin" -

Mark 3:29 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 3:29

But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost
Against his person, and the works performed by him, by ascribing them to diabolical power and influence, as the Scribes did,

hath never forgiveness:
there is no pardon provided in the covenant of grace, nor obtained by the blood of Christ for such persons, or ever applied to them by the Spirit;

but is in danger of eternal damnation.
The Vulgate Latin reads it, and so it is read in an ancient copy of Beza's, guilty of an eternal sin; a sin which can never be blotted out, and will never be forgiven, but will be punished with everlasting destruction; (See Gill on Matthew 12:32).

Mark 3:29 In-Context

27 In fact, no one can enter a strong man’s house without first tying him up. Then he can plunder the strong man’s house.
28 Truly I tell you, people can be forgiven all their sins and every slander they utter,
29 but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; they are guilty of an eternal sin.”
30 He said this because they were saying, “He has an impure spirit.”
31 Then Jesus’ mother and brothers arrived. Standing outside, they sent someone in to call him.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Matthew 12:31,32; Luke 12:10