Matthew 12:27

And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And if I by Beelzebub cast out deuils, by whom doe your children cast them out? Therefore they shall be your Iudges.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"If I by Beelzebul cast out demons, by whom do your sons cast {them} out? For this reason they will be your judges.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And if I by Beelzebub cast out demons, by whom do your sons cast them out? therefore shall they be your judges.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And if I by Beelzebub send evil spirits out of men, by whom do your sons send them out? So let them be your judges.
- Basic English Bible

And if *I* cast out demons by Beelzebub, your sons, by whom do they cast [them] out? For this reason *they* shall be your judges.
- Darby Bible

And if I by Beelzebub cast out demons, by whom do your children expel them? therefore they shall be your judges.
- Webster's Bible

And if it is by Baal-zebul's power that I expel the demons, by whose power do your disciples expel them? They therefore shall be your judges.
- Weymouth Bible

If I by Beelzebul cast out demons, by whom do your children cast them out? Therefore they will be your judges.
- World English Bible

And if Y in Belsabub caste out deuelis, in `whom youre sones casten out? Therfor thei schulen be youre domes men.
- Wycliffe Bible

`And if I, by Beelzeboul, do cast out the demons, your sons -- by whom do they cast out? because of this they -- they shall be your judges.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 12:27


12:27 By whom do your children - That is, disciples, cast them out - It seems, some of them really did this; although the sons of Sceva could not. Therefore shall they be your judge - Ask them, if Satan will cast out Satan: let even them be judges in this matter. And they shall convict you of obstinacy and partiality, who impute that in me to Beelzebub, which in them you impute to God. Beside, how can I rob him of his subjects, till I have conquered him? The kingdom of God is come upon you - Unawares; before you expected: so the word implies.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 12:27


Mt 12:27 By whom do your children cast [them] out? There were Jewish exorcists who professed to cast out demons. Josephus tells of one named Eleazar, whom he says did cast them out. Christ does not say whether they did or not, but argues: "If I, by Satan, cast out demons, by whom do your own exorcists, whom you assert have this power, cast them out"? Compare Ac 19:13.

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