Matthew 12:43

When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

When the vncleane spirit is gone out of a man, hee walketh thorow dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Now when the unclean spirit goes out of a man, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, and does not find {it.}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But the unclean spirit, when he is gone out of the man, passeth through waterless places, seeking rest, and findeth it not.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But the unclean spirit, when he is gone out of a man, goes through dry places looking for rest, and getting it not.
- Basic English Bible

But when the unclean spirit has gone out of the man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest, and does not find [it].
- Darby Bible

When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and he findeth none.
- Webster's Bible

No sooner however has the foul spirit gone out of the man, then he roams about in places where there is no water, seeking rest but finding none.
- Weymouth Bible

But the unclean spirit, when he is gone out of the man, passes through waterless places, seeking rest, and doesn't find it.
- World English Bible

Whanne an vnclene spirit goith out fro a man, he goith bi drie places, `and sekith rest, and fyndith not.
- Wycliffe Bible

`And, when the unclean spirit may go forth from the man, it doth walk through dry places seeking rest, and doth not find;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 12:43


12:43 But how dreadful will be the consequence of their rejecting me? When the unclean spirit goeth out - Not willingly, but being compelled by one that is stronger than he. He walketh - Wanders up and down; through dry places - Barren, dreary, desolate; or places not yet watered with the Gospel: Seeking rest, and findeth none - How can he, while he carries with him his own hell? And is it not the case of his children too? Reader, is it thy case? #Luke 11:24|.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 12:43


Mt 12:43-45 When the unclean spirit, etc. The application of these three verses is found in "even so it shall be unto this wicked generation" (Mt 12:45), the Jews. With an occasional tendency to repentance, as under the preaching of John, they became worse and worse until they crucified the Lord and were destroyed. A man with an unclean spirit, a demon, is chosen to represent them. He goeth out (transient repentance), returns with seven other evil spirits worse than himself (a relapse into sin), and the last state is worse than the first, more wicked and more wretched. So generally with those who dally with sin.

Discussion for Matthew 12

  • Steve morrow
    bud pt 2 matt 12:35 a good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things matt 15:18 but those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart and they defile the man mark 10:18 and JESUS said unto him why callest thou ME good there is none good but one that is GOD
  • Christian
    I don't know what to say ,but my God will
    say before me,and blessed the earth
  • BSP
    Verses 18 to 21 shows that God's spirit would be upon Jesus. He will help the lowly and down trodden.
  • Peggy
    Jonah was in the belly of the whale NOT JONAS!
  • D W Lee

    Michael C. 38-45 - This is very good enjoy.
  • Irene123
    V. 41 - The men of Nineveh ..... repented; that's a miracle right there - when you read the story of Jonah. Nineveh was the capital of the Assyrians - stringent enemies of Israel and their God. It's easy to see why Jonah detested them and tried to get away from this 'job' God had assigned him.

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