Matthew 12:45

“Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then goeth he, and taketh with himselfe seuen other spirits more wicked then himselfe, and they enter in and dwell there: And the last state of that man is worse then the first. Euen so shal it be also vnto this wicked generation.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Then it goes and takes along with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there; and the last state of that man becomes worse than the first. That is the way it will also be with this evil generation."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more evil than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man becometh worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this evil generation.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits worse than himself, and they go in and make it their living-place: and the last condition of that man is worse than the first. Even so will it be with this evil generation.
- Basic English Bible

Then he goes and takes with himself seven other spirits worse than himself, and entering in, they dwell there; and the last condition of that man becomes worse than the first. Thus shall it be to this wicked generation also.
- Darby Bible

Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also to this wicked generation.
- Webster's Bible

Then he goes and brings back with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they come in and dwell there; and in the end that man's condition becomes worse than it was at first. So will it be also with the present wicked generation."
- Weymouth Bible

Then he goes, and takes with himself seven other spirits more evil than he is, and they enter in and dwell there. The last state of that man becomes worse than the first. Even so will it be also to this evil generation."
- World English Bible

Thanne he goith, and takith with him seuene othere spiritis worse than hym silf; and thei entren, and dwellen there. And the laste thingis of that man ben maad worse than the formere. So it shal be to this worste generacioun.
- Wycliffe Bible

then doth it go, and take with itself seven other spirits more evil than itself, and having gone in they dwell there, and the last of that man doth become worse than the first; so shall it be also to this evil generation.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 12:45


12:45 Seven other spirits - That is, a great many; a certain number being put for an uncertain: More wicked than himself - Whence it appears, that there are degrees of wickedness among the devils themselves: They enter in and dwell - For ever in him who is forsaken of God. So shall it be to this wicked generation - Yea, and to apostates in all ages.


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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