Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit

Matthew 12

22 q Then one was brought to Him who was demon-possessed, blind and mute; and He healed him, so that the 1 blind and mute man both spoke and saw. 23 And all the multitudes were amazed and said, "Could this be the r Son of David?" 24 s Now when the Pharisees heard it they said, "This fellow does not cast out demons except by 2 Beelzebub, the ruler of the demons." 25 But Jesus t knew their thoughts, and said to them: "Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand. 26 "If Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then will his kingdom stand? 27 "And if I cast out demons by Beelzebub, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they shall be your judges. 28 "But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, u surely the kingdom of God has come upon you. 29 v "Or how can one enter a strong man's house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man? And then he will plunder his house. 30 "He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters abroad. 31 "Therefore I say to you, w every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, x but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men. 32 "Anyone who y speaks a word against the Son of Man, z it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, either in this age or in the age to come.

  1. Cross References
    Matthew 9:32
    As they went out, behold, they brought to Him a man, mute and demon-possessed.
    Mark 3:11
    And the unclean spirits, whenever they saw Him, fell down before Him and cried out, saying, "You are the Son of God.
    Luke 11:14
    And He was casting out a demon, and it was mute. So it was, when the demon had gone out, that the mute spoke; and the multitudes marveled.
    Luke 11:15
    But some of them said, "He casts out demons by Beelzebub, the ruler of the demons.
  2. Cross References
    Matthew 9:27
    When Jesus departed from there, two blind men followed Him, crying out and saying, "Son of David, have mercy on us!
    Matthew 21:9
    Then the multitudes who went before and those who followed cried out, saying: "Hosanna to the Son of David! ' Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD!' Hosanna in the highest!
  3. Cross References
    Matthew 9:34
    But the Pharisees said, "He casts out demons by the ruler of the demons.
    Mark 3:22
    And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, "He has Beelzebub," and, "By the ruler of the demons He casts out demons.
    Luke 11:15
    But some of them said, "He casts out demons by Beelzebub, the ruler of the demons.
  4. Cross References
    Matthew 9:4
    But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, "Why do you think evil in your hearts?
    John 2:25
    And had no need that anyone should testify of man, for He knew what was in man.
    Revelation 2:23
    I will kill her children with death, and all the churches shall know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts. And I will give to each one of you according to your works.
  5. Cross References
    Daniel 2:44
    And in the days of these kings the God of heave...
    Daniel 7:14
    Then to Him was given dominion and glory and a ...
    Luke 1:33
    "And He will reign over the house of Jacob fore...
    Luke 11:20
    But if I cast out demons with the finger of God...
    Luke 17:20
    Now when He was asked by the Pharisees when the...
    Luke 17:21
    "nor will they say, 'See here!' or 'See there!'...
    1 John 3:8
    He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has ...
  6. Cross References
    Isaiah 49:24
    Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, Or the captives of the righteous be delivered?
    Luke 11:21 - 23
    When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own palace, his goods are in peace.
  7. Cross References
    Mark 3:28 - 30
    Assuredly, I say to you, all sins will be forgi...
    Luke 12:10
    And anyone who speaks a word against the Son of...
    Hebrews 6:4 - 6
    For it is impossible for those who were once en...
    Hebrews 10:26
    For if we sin willfully after we have received ...
    Hebrews 10:29
    Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, w...
    1 John 5:16
    If anyone sees his brother sinning a sin which ...
  8. Cross References
    Acts 7:51
    You stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears! You always resist the Holy Spirit; as your fathers did, so do you.
  9. Cross References
    Matthew 11:19
    "The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Look, a glutton and a winebibber, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!' But wisdom is justified by her children."
    Matthew 13:55
    Is this not the carpenter's son? Is not His mother called Mary? And His brothers James, Joses, Simon, and Judas?
    John 7:12
    And there was much complaining among the people concerning Him. Some said, "He is good"; others said, "No, on the contrary, He deceives the people.
    John 7:52
    They answered and said to him, "Are you also from Galilee? Search and look, for no prophet has arisen out of Galilee.
  10. Cross References
    1 Timothy 1:13
    Although I was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and an insolent man; but I obtained mercy because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.
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