Matthew 12:31

Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wherefore I say vnto you, All maner of sinne and blasphemie shall be forgiuen vnto men: but the blasphemie against the holy Ghost, shall not bee forgiuen vnto men.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Therefore I say to you, any sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven people, but blasphemy against the Spirit shall not be forgiven.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Therefore I say unto you, Every sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men; but the blasphemy against the Spirit shall not be forgiven.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So I say to you, Every sin and every evil word against God will have forgiveness; but for evil words against the Spirit there will be no forgiveness.
- Basic English Bible

For this reason I say unto you, Every sin and injurious speaking shall be forgiven to men, but speaking injuriously of the Spirit shall not be forgiven to men.
- Darby Bible

Wherefore I say to you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven to men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit shall not be forgiven to men.
- Webster's Bible

This is why I tell you that men may find forgiveness for every other sin and impious word, but that for impious speaking against the Holy Spirit they shall find no forgiveness.
- Weymouth Bible

Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men.
- World English Bible

Therfor I seie to you, al synne and blasfemye shal be foryouun to men, but `the spirit of blasfemye shal not be foryouun.
- Wycliffe Bible

Because of this I say to you, all sin and evil speaking shall be forgiven to men, but the evil speaking of the Spirit shall not be forgiven to men.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 12:31


12:31 The blasphemy against the Spirit - How much stir has been made about this? How many sermons, yea, volumes, have been written concerning it? And yet there is nothing plainer in all the Bible. It is neither more nor less than the ascribing those miracles to the power of the devil, which Christ wrought by the power of the Holy Ghost. #Mark 3:28|; Luke 12:10.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 12:31


Mt 12:31 The blasphemy [against] the [Holy] Ghost shall not be forgiven. Compare Mr 3:28 Lu 12:10. Much discussion has arisen concerning the nature of sin against the Holy Spirit, and nothing is plainer. Mr 3:30 explains it. It was ascribing Christ's works to demoniac influence. These works were wrought by the power of the Spirit.

Discussion for Matthew 12

  • Daniel f
    The last verse is a refreshing testimony as to the mind of God. The Lord Jesus naural mother is no more important than one who does the will of the Father. It could be an enlightenment to the Catholic Church.
  • Michael C.
    38-45 Signs are not given to the haters of the Lord, nor is it given to the multitudes of unconverted and impostors, to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven; because they must come to God on His terms, for His acceptance, and to be reconciled by the means He has provided. As long as men are not willing to repent and submit to God's authority, the only sign is Jesus' death and resurrection.
  • BSP
    Verse 26 Jesus used sound reasoning to refute the logic of the Pharisees.
  • Michael C.
    Eric, its clear that you love the Scriptures, and spend a lot of time reading; or you wouldn't know them so well. But you want to be able to communicate effectively the things the Lord has shown you. Remember in Ezra, where the Levites helped explain the sense and the meaning of the word, as it was read to them, and the people rejoiced because they could understand? That's what we want also.
  • Librarygal143
    I'm with you, Lord Jesus!
  • Eric
    Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? And they fell upon their faces, and said, O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin, and wilt thou be wroth with all the congregation? O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come. My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD: and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever. And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me? Be silent, O all flesh, before the LORD: for he is raised up out of his holy habitation. These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me for they are thine. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition that the scripture might be fulfilled. And all flesh shall see the salvation of God. And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.

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