Parallel Bible results for Matthew 12:1-28

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Matthew 12:1-28

GNT 1 Not long afterward Jesus was walking through some wheat fields on a Sabbath. His disciples were hungry, so they began to pick heads of wheat and eat the grain. 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. GNT 2 When the Pharisees saw this, they said to Jesus, "Look, it is against our Law for your disciples to do this 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.” GNT 3 Jesus answered, "Have you never read what David did that time 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? GNT 4 He went into the house of God, and he and his men ate the bread offered to God, even though it was against the Law for them to eat it - only the priests were allowed to eat that bread. 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. GNT 5 Or have you not read in the Law of Moses that every Sabbath the priests in the Temple actually break the Sabbath law, yet they are not guilty? NIV 5 Or haven’t you read in the Law that the priests on Sabbath duty in the temple desecrate the Sabbath and yet are innocent? GNT 6 I tell you that there is something here greater than the Temple. NIV 6 I tell you that something greater than the temple is here. GNT 7 The scripture says, "It is kindness that I want, not animal sacrifices.' If you really knew what this means, you would not condemn people who are not guilty; NIV 7 If you had known what these words mean, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice,’you would not have condemned the innocent. GNT 8 for the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath." NIV 8 For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.” GNT 9 Jesus left that place and went to a synagogue, NIV 9 Going on from that place, he went into their synagogue, GNT 10 where there was a man who had a paralyzed hand. Some people were there who wanted to accuse Jesus of doing wrong, so they asked him, "Is it against our Law to heal on the Sabbath?" NIV 10 and a man with a shriveled hand was there. Looking for a reason to bring charges against Jesus, they asked him, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?” GNT 11 Jesus answered, "What if one of you has a sheep and it falls into a deep hole on the Sabbath? Will you not take 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? GNT 12 And a human being is worth much more than a sheep! So then, our Law does allow us to help someone on the Sabbath." NIV 12 How much more valuable is a person than a sheep! Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.” GNT 13 Then he said to the man with the paralyzed hand, "Stretch out your hand." He stretched it out, and it became well again, just like the other one. 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. GNT 14 Then the Pharisees left and made plans to kill Jesus. NIV 14 But the Pharisees went out and plotted how they might kill Jesus. GNT 15 When Jesus heard about the plot against him, he went away from that place; and large crowds followed him. He healed all the sick NIV 15 Aware of this, Jesus withdrew from that place. A large crowd followed him, and he healed all who were ill. GNT 16 and gave them orders not to tell others about him. NIV 16 He warned them not to tell others about him. GNT 17 He did this so as to make come true what God had said through the prophet Isaiah: NIV 17 This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah: GNT 18 "Here is my servant, whom I have chosen, the one I love, and with whom I am pleased. I will send my Spirit upon him, and he will announce my judgment 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. GNT 19 He will not argue or shout, or make loud speeches in the streets. NIV 19 He will not quarrel or cry out; no one will hear his voice in the streets. GNT 20 He will not break off a bent reed, nor put out a flickering lamp. He will persist until he causes justice to triumph, NIV 20 A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out, till he has brought justice through to victory. GNT 21 and on him all peoples will put their hope." NIV 21 In his name the nations will put their hope.” GNT 22 Then some people brought to Jesus a man who was blind and could not talk because he had a demon. Jesus healed the man, so that he was able to talk 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. GNT 23 The crowds were all amazed at what Jesus had done. "Could he be the Son of David?" they asked. NIV 23 All the people were astonished and said, “Could this be the Son of David?” GNT 24 When the Pharisees heard this, they replied, "He drives out demons only because their ruler Beelzebul gives him power to do so." NIV 24 But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, “It is only by Beelzebul, the prince of demons, that this fellow drives out demons.” GNT 25 Jesus knew what they were thinking, and so he said to them, "Any country that divides itself into groups which fight each other will not last very long. And any town or family that divides itself into groups which fight each other will fall apart. 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. GNT 26 So if one group is fighting another in Satan's kingdom, this means that it is already divided into groups and will soon fall apart! NIV 26 If Satan drives out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then can his kingdom stand? GNT 27 You say that I drive out demons because Beelzebul gives me the power to do so. Well, then, who gives your followers the power to drive them out? What your own followers do proves that you are wrong! NIV 27 And if I drive out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your people drive them out? So then, they will be your judges. GNT 28 No, it is not Beelzebul, but God's Spirit, who gives me the power to drive out demons, which proves that the Kingdom of God has already come upon you. NIV 28 But if it is by the Spirit of God that I drive out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.

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