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

  • 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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