Matthew 12:43

“When the vncleane spirit is gone out of a man, hee walketh thorow dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.”

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Other Translations

When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.
- King James Version

"Now when the unclean spirit goes out of a man, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, and does not find {it.}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But the unclean spirit, when he is gone out of the man, passeth through waterless places, seeking rest, and findeth it not.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But the unclean spirit, when he is gone out of a man, goes through dry places looking for rest, and getting it not.
- Basic English Bible

But when the unclean spirit has gone out of the man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest, and does not find [it].
- Darby Bible

When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and he findeth none.
- Webster's Bible

No sooner however has the foul spirit gone out of the man, then he roams about in places where there is no water, seeking rest but finding none.
- Weymouth Bible

But the unclean spirit, when he is gone out of the man, passes through waterless places, seeking rest, and doesn't find it.
- World English Bible

Whanne an vnclene spirit goith out fro a man, he goith bi drie places, `and sekith rest, and fyndith not.
- Wycliffe Bible

`And, when the unclean spirit may go forth from the man, it doth walk through dry places seeking rest, and doth not find;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 12:43


12:43 But how dreadful will be the consequence of their rejecting me? When the unclean spirit goeth out - Not willingly, but being compelled by one that is stronger than he. He walketh - Wanders up and down; through dry places - Barren, dreary, desolate; or places not yet watered with the Gospel: Seeking rest, and findeth none - How can he, while he carries with him his own hell? And is it not the case of his children too? Reader, is it thy case? #Luke 11:24|.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 12:43


Mt 12:43-45 When the unclean spirit, etc. The application of these three verses is found in "even so it shall be unto this wicked generation" (Mt 12:45), the Jews. With an occasional tendency to repentance, as under the preaching of John, they became worse and worse until they crucified the Lord and were destroyed. A man with an unclean spirit, a demon, is chosen to represent them. He goeth out (transient repentance), returns with seven other evil spirits worse than himself (a relapse into sin), and the last state is worse than the first, more wicked and more wretched. So generally with those who dally with sin.

Discussion for Matthew 12

  • Cynthia
    I have been told so many times that you don't work on the sabbath. I am glad now that I read it myself to know that is not true. You can do good and help one another any day.
  • Agatha Motsamai
    What does this verse reveals to us in nowadays
  • D W L
    Jesus is in the Bible 943 times Our Father is 253 times Jehovah is in the Bible 4 times Jesus said ask the Father in my name and he will do it.
  • Obbie Beal
    verse 15-21 educate us of GOD's timing; we learn of another important moment in TIME when Jehovah / GOD 'once again' teaches us how great is HIS love for all mankind (as it relate to SALVATION); at this moment in Time GOD is preparing to mightily send the good-news of SALVATION through all the gentiles-lands: Africa, Asia, Europe, Russia, England, then across the sea to all of the Americas ...,
  • Bruce
    Neil: Verse 24: Pharisees Said Jesus is Casting Out Devils by Beelzebub The Prince of Devils. Verses 31-32: Speaking Blasphemy Against The Holy Ghost Will not be Forgiven, Never/ Not Believing is Not Blasphemy Against The Holy Ghost. All are Non-believers.Only When The Father Calls(John 6:44) Ask Forgiveness(1John 1:9) Washed by His Blood(Revelation 1:5) Baptized with The Holy Ghost(Mark 1:8)
  • Bruce
    Steve Read Verse 24. Their Saying Christ is Casting Out devils by Beelzebub( Calling The Holy Ghost The Prince of Devils)

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