Matthew 12:32

And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And whosoeuer speaketh a word against the sonne of man, it shall be forgiuen him: but whosoeuer speaketh against the holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiuen him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man, it shall be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, either in this age or in the {age} to come.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him; but whosoever shall speak against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, nor in that which is to come.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And whoever says a word against the Son of man, will have forgiveness; but whoever says a word against the Holy Spirit, will not have forgiveness in this life or in that which is to come.
- Basic English Bible

And whosoever shall have spoken a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him; but whosoever shall speak against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this age nor in the coming [one].
- Darby Bible

And whoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whoever speaketh against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.
- Webster's Bible

And whoever shall speak against the Son of Man may obtain forgiveness; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, neither in this nor in the coming age shall he obtain forgiveness."
- Weymouth Bible

Whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, neither in this age, nor in that which is to come.
- World English Bible

And who euere seith a word ayens mannus sone, it shal be foryouun to him; but who that seieth a word ayens the Hooli Goost, it shal not be foryouun to hym, nether in this world, ne in `the tothir.
- Wycliffe Bible

And whoever may speak a word against the Son of Man it shall be forgiven to him, but whoever may speak against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this age, nor in that which is coming.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 12:32


12:32 Whosoever speaketh against the Son of man - In any other respects: It shall be forgiven him - Upon his true repentance: But whosoever speaketh thus against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven, neither in this world nor in the world to come - This was a proverbial expression among the Jews, for a thing that would never be done. It here means farther, He shall not escape the punishment of it, either in this world, or in the world to come. The judgment of God shall overtake him, both here and hereafter.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 12:32


Mt 12:32 Whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man. Personal injuries will be forgiven on repentance. Christ prayed for his persecutors. Every sin can be forgiven but that against the Holy Spirit. Speaketh against the Holy Ghost. Perversely ascribe the work of the Holy Spirit to Satan. Neither in this world, neither in the [world] to come. Judgment shall overtake him both her and hereafter. The Jews divided the two worlds, or, rather, "ages" of the world, by the coming of Christ. This would then mean that there is forgiveness to such a sin under neither dispensation. No passage in the Bible affirms more emphatically the doctrine of eternal punishment. There is a sin that hath no forgiveness.

Discussion for Matthew 12:32

  • Wm. D. Williams for verse 32
    No man cometh unto the Father but by me. If we 're forgiven after death,Jesus will do it.
  • Cindy You 're correct. Jesus is God manifested in flesh and his soul is the Holy Ghost. He 's 100 human and 100 divine. This scripture means that if you accept and believe that Jesus performed miracles, but you attribute His power to Satan, that 's unforgivable. A person with that mindset stomps on His entire mission, as if he died on the cross in punishment for being a fake instead of allowing forgiveness of our sins. Jesus lived a sinless life and paid the ultimate price to grant His children eternal life. By factoring Satan anywhere into that equation, a person forfeits this blessing for damnation. Uwem No, there is nothing in the bible that refers to purgatory or forgiveness of sins after life. 1 Thess 4 13 18 says that after death we "sleep ". Then, at the appointed time, Christ will descend from Heaven with a shout and gather the dead first, and the living next. We 're encouraged to make our calling and election sure before death.
  • Uwem etuk for verse 32
    Does this statement give credence to possibility of forgiveness of some sins after life ?
  • In John 16 8 Jesus says that when the Holy Spirit comes He will convict the world concerning sin righteousness and judgment So we know that the Holy Spirit has indeed come therefore the world KNOWS there is sin they know that Jesus is the Righteous One and that they are under judgment yet many deny the truth What can not be forgiven is unbelief No one will stand before God and plead that they did not know I believe the more convicted a person is yet refusing to believe the more they lash out at GOD Christ and all things Christian I don t know if I am right but that is what I think
  • don't understand what is not forgiven. aren't all sins forgiven if you repent and are truly sorry? aren't the father and the son and the holy spirit one in the same?
  • I think it might be more to do with deception as oposed to just plain ignorence, (the great deceiver being the devil of course) In other words, if the fruit of the Tree is good (holy spirit), then praise the Lord! Do not trick and deceive the people by telling them a lie that it is bad. The priests should have been the first to worship Jesus, they were after all the educated ones.

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