Matthew 12:26

And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And if Satan cast out Satan, he is diuided against himselfe; how shall then his kingdome stand?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"If Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself; how then will his kingdom stand?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and if Satan casteth out Satan, he is divided against himself; how then shall his kingdom stand?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And if Satan sends out Satan, he makes war against himself; how then will he keep his kingdom?
- Basic English Bible

And if Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself; how then shall his kingdom subsist?
- Darby Bible

And if Satan casteth out Satan, he is divided against himself; how then shall his kingdom stand?
- Webster's Bible

And if Satan is expelling Satan, he has begun to make war on himself: how therefore shall his kingdom last?
- Weymouth Bible

If Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then will his kingdom stand?
- World English Bible

And if Satanas castith out Satanas, he is departid ayens him silf; therfor hou schal his kingdom stonde?
- Wycliffe Bible

and if the Adversary doth cast out the Adversary, against himself he was divided, how then doth his kingdom stand?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 12:26

12:26 How shall his kingdom be established - Does not that subtle spirit know thin is not the way to establish his kingdom?

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 12:26

Mt 12:26 If Satan cast out Satan. If demons were cast out by the aid of Satan, then Satan was fighting against his own servants. His kingdom was divided against itself.

Discussion for Matthew 12

  • Penni Carter
    It is so easy to get comfortable in idle chatter, but how can we say that we are good and love the Lord? God sees and hears what comes out of our mouths, and out of the abundance of our heart our mouth speaks. We are nothing but filthy rags just idly saying nothing about nothing. Although we may speak quietly where we think no one else can hear, God does! I know our world must repent for idle talk
  • A disciple
    Emanuel; I think it might be best to just let you be with your ideas for now; seeing you really don't seem to want anything else. The doctrine that proves sound is that which will support our overcoming this present evil world; both now, and in the Day of God. Let me leave you with this recommendation only; that you study carefully 2 Peter, especially the first chapter; as it is the foundation.
  • Emanuel Fernandes
    why dont you pray to God for discernment I actually study and meditate on the bible by reading these comments I see most of you just read it .THIS IS NOT MANS WORDS THIS IS GODS WORD. Reading is not good enough I medtitate DAILY. Study to shew thyself approved which your not dont know if your saved or a babe in christ. NOT A NOVICE BEING LIFTED UP WITH PRIDE!
  • A disciple
    Emanuel; I did read through carefully all that you wrote; and I'm saying that you are very mistaken! Jesus being here on earth or in heaven has nothing to do with whether men let Satan enter their hearts to blaspheme the Spirit. And the Lord said precisely without any room for confusion or misunderstanding: The Blasphemy of the Spirit HAS NO FORGIVENESS; not in this world, nor the next one coming!
  • Emanuel Fernandes
    If you actually read not skim my comments you would get my point. I said there is no way to blasphem and not be forgiven. You can blaspheme the Holy Ghost and be forgiven. The Pharisee we're not to be forgiven because Jesus was physically here on earth. That's the difference! Charamastic believe YOU CANT BE FORGIVEN TODAY WHICH IS WRONG. Does anyone TRULY LABOR IN THE WORD ANYMORE?
  • Jen
    2 Timothy 2:15.. There are different dispensations in the Bible, and the gospels are not written to Christians during the church age that we are now in. The blasphemy of the Holy Ghost was only possible to Jesus Christ when He was on the earth in bodily form; not the indwelling person of the Holy Ghost in born again believers today. It will also be when He comes on the earth again.

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