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

  • Martha
    Robert L in Matthew 27 Christ died around the ninth hour and Daniel 26 says it was in the midst of the week that Christ was crucified. Three days and three nights from Wednesday about the ninth hour would be the ninth hour on Saturday. Read Matthew 28:1
    Matthew 28:1 In the end of the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulcher.
    Notice the word "IN". That tells me it was still the Sabbath.
  • Robert L
    Jesus did not rise on the Jewish Sabbath. He rose on the first day of the week. compare our calendar to the Jewish calendar. He was crucified, and died on a Wednesday and rose on a Sunday. Three days and three nights. Matt.12:40. and Matt.28:1
  • Nkosinathi Ngulube for verse 8
    I strongly believe that the grave could not hold the Lord of the Sabbath in equivalent manner that the sabbath could not pass by with the authority still held by a defeated death.He rose on the Sabbath for He is Lord over it.Bear in mind that since it was a high sabbath, And sign of Jonah being 3 days and 3 nights, Christ could not sleep a fourth night by not rising before 6pm of saturday evening.This is an evident exhibition of God's power at work, revealing and supporting that He is indeed the Lord of the Sabbath.
  • You can speak things into exists. If you speak of "good" Good will come to you and those that hear it. Speaking evil words will always bring evil. You are the master of your own happiness.
  • Donna Jane Wilson
    Anything can have demoniac possession if you let it. Acts of love and selfless and conquer ungodly things. For me I have struggled my whole life with drugs and never found a single one that completed me. God planted a seed in all of his children hearts that it may grow out of control so that the whole world may glorify him in truth and spirit. He has equipped us with everything we will ever need to overcome this world. People who use drugs are in pain and are broken hearted and have been mistreated don't turn your back on them set boundaries for yourself and make known to them what is acceptable. The Holy spirit will help with this if you ask and you you can also command the ungodly spirit to come out of them never to return again without manifestations and for it to never return again to go straight to Jesus so he can deal with according to his holy will in Jesus name I pray amen
  • Lorrie Brown for verse 45
    We sometimes think of evil forces being supernatural, but I feel that drugs such as cocaine, met and heroin are demonic. It is almost impossible for people to conquer these demons. A huge factor is not conquering these demons is because they join themselves to others who have the same demons. The drug use may start as marijuana and escalate to harder drugs. In order to conquer this, people have to change their environment and in most cases sever all ties with persons with the same demons.

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