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

  • A disciple
    "Then the Pharisees went out, and held a council against him, how they might destroy him. But when Jesus knew, he withdrew himself from thence: and great crowds followed him, and he healed them all; and charged them that they should not make him known:" Jesus doesn't overpower his enemies to show them by force; nor does He need public displays to further the Spirit's work for His righteous cause.
  • Irene123
    LU2677 - Yes, you are very right about "I believe". I had changed my mind about that, but hadn't gotten around to it. And I appreciate the way you presented your post - friendly, not condemning, judgmental, angry, and not holier-than-thou. These are not referring to you.
  • Lu2677
    I believe God's word is true; Matthew:36-37 "But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words, shalt thou be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned."
    The words "I believe" are not wrong to use, as long as they are followed by God's truth and not personal opinions, or imaginations.
  • Stephende
    Jesus demonstrates his Bible scholarship all thru out the NT. He is challenged at every turn by the Pharisees, who were scripture lawyers. Have you not read, he would tell, what was said of old concerning David, of whose lineage Jesus sprang forth, thru his mother, Mary. These accounts are meant for our sake! Irene correctly confirms the importance of the OT. Don't be phony Christians VP
  • Irene123
    There are people who start their comments with "I think" , "I believe" - and I have been guilty of that on here. We need to use Jesus' example; He said, "It is written", "It is said", "Have ye not read". He never once said, "I think" or I believe". Jesus KNEW the O.T. scriptures and He used them. It's not what we think or believe; it's what His word says. It's all about Him, not us.
  • Steve morrow
    MATTHEW 12:25 AND JESUS KNEW THEIR THOUGHTS AND SAID UNTO THEM EVERY KINGDOM DIVIDED AGAINST ITSELF IS BROUGHT TO DESOLATION AND EVERY CITY OR HOUSE DIVIDED AGAINST ITSELF SHALL NOT STAND

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