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

  • A disciple
    BSP; Verse 38 (reply); This is an extremely important point! We see the world is bursting with wanna-be prophets, false teachers, and misguided UN-Spirit-filled expounders of the times; while the Lord said, that the only sign really given to them by God, is the one they all categorically despise and reject; which id the preaching of the cross of Christ. So for all those, all is done in parables.
  • BSP
    Verse 38~The Pharisees wanted to see a sign, but Jesus did not give them one. Jesus recognized that their motives and intentions were not pure so they did not receive a sign.
  • BSP
    Verses 48-50~Jesus showed that in the congregation we should have a loving and family-like atmosphere. We must strive to cultivate deep love for one another.
  • Nichelle Clark
    Either you are for Christ or against Christ, and those whom are against Him shall be scattered abroad. They say they believe in His word but, their hearts believed not in Him. All glory and honor much be given to God the Father, in Jesus name. Amen
  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 1:30 but of HIM are you in CHRIST JESUS who of GOD is made unto us wisdom and righteousness and sanctification and redemption --1:31-- that according as it is written he that glorieth let him glory in THE LORD EZEKIEL 13:3 thus saith THE LORD GOD woe unto the fooloish prophets that follow their own spirit --- and have seen nothing GALATIANS 3:3 are you so foolish having begun in the spirit are you now --- made perfect by the flesh --- JOHN 6:63 it is the spirit that quickeneth the flesh profiteth nothing the words that I speak unto you they are spirit and they are life HEBREWS 9:14 how much more shall the blood of CHRIST who through --- the eternal spirit --- offered himself without spot to GOD purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living GOD 2 PETER 3:14 wherefore brethren seeing that you look for such things be diligent that you may be found of HIM in peace without spot and blameless
  • Steve morrow
    MATTHEW 12:36 but I say unto you that every idle word that men shall speak they shall give account thereof in the day of judgement --12:37-- for by thy words thou shalt be justified and by thy words thou shalt be condemned PROVERBS 18:21 death and life are in the power of the tongue and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof

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