Matthew 12:29

Or else how can one enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Or else, how can one enter into a strong mans house, & spoile his goods, except hee first binde the strong man, and then he will spoile his house.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Or how can anyone enter the strong man's house and carry off his property, unless he first binds the strong {man?} And then he will plunder his house.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Or how can one enter into the house of the strong `man,' and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong `man'? and then he will spoil his house.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Or how may one go into a strong man's house and take his goods, if he does not first put cords round the strong man? and then he may take his goods.
- Basic English Bible

Or how can any one enter into the house of the strong [man] and plunder his goods, unless first he bind the strong [man]? and then he will plunder his house.
- Darby Bible

Or else, how can one enter into a strong man's house, and seize his goods, except he shall first bind the strong man? and then he will plunder his house.
- Webster's Bible

Again, how can any one enter the house of a strong man and carry off his goods, unless first of all he masters and secures the strong man: then he will ransack his house.
- Weymouth Bible

Or how can one enter into the house of the strong man, and plunder his goods, unless he first bind the strong man? Then he will plunder his house.
- World English Bible

Ethir hou may ony man entre in to the hous of a stronge man, and take awey hise vesselis, but `he first bynde the stronge man, and thanne he schal spuyle his hous?
- Wycliffe Bible

`Or how is one able to go into the house of the strong man, and to plunder his goods, if first he may not bind the strong man? and then his house he will plunder.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 12:29


12:29 How can one enter into the strong one's house, unless he first bind the strong one - So Christ coming into the world, which was then eminently the strong one's, Satan's house, first bound him, and then took his spoils.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 12:29


Mt 12:29 How can one . . . spoil his goods, etc.? No one can enter a man's house and take his goods unless he has first conquered him. If I am not the Messiah, stronger than Satan, how could I spoil him?

Discussion for Matthew 12:29

  • parables are to learn from Or else how could a devil enter into God s beautiful garden of Eden and sow corruption unless he first bind God Can the devil bind God Luke 20 17

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