Matthew 12:31

Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wherefore I say vnto you, All maner of sinne and blasphemie shall be forgiuen vnto men: but the blasphemie against the holy Ghost, shall not bee forgiuen vnto men.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Therefore I say to you, any sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven people, but blasphemy against the Spirit shall not be forgiven.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Therefore I say unto you, Every sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men; but the blasphemy against the Spirit shall not be forgiven.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So I say to you, Every sin and every evil word against God will have forgiveness; but for evil words against the Spirit there will be no forgiveness.
- Basic English Bible

For this reason I say unto you, Every sin and injurious speaking shall be forgiven to men, but speaking injuriously of the Spirit shall not be forgiven to men.
- Darby Bible

Wherefore I say to you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven to men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit shall not be forgiven to men.
- Webster's Bible

This is why I tell you that men may find forgiveness for every other sin and impious word, but that for impious speaking against the Holy Spirit they shall find no forgiveness.
- Weymouth Bible

Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men.
- World English Bible

Therfor I seie to you, al synne and blasfemye shal be foryouun to men, but `the spirit of blasfemye shal not be foryouun.
- Wycliffe Bible

Because of this I say to you, all sin and evil speaking shall be forgiven to men, but the evil speaking of the Spirit shall not be forgiven to men.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 12:31


12:31 The blasphemy against the Spirit - How much stir has been made about this? How many sermons, yea, volumes, have been written concerning it? And yet there is nothing plainer in all the Bible. It is neither more nor less than the ascribing those miracles to the power of the devil, which Christ wrought by the power of the Holy Ghost. #Mark 3:28|; Luke 12:10.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 12:31


Mt 12:31 The blasphemy [against] the [Holy] Ghost shall not be forgiven. Compare Mr 3:28 Lu 12:10. Much discussion has arisen concerning the nature of sin against the Holy Spirit, and nothing is plainer. Mr 3:30 explains it. It was ascribing Christ's works to demoniac influence. These works were wrought by the power of the Spirit.

Discussion for Matthew 12

  • 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
  • Wayne
    Peggy, v. 40, Jonas.

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