Matthew 12:44

Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then he saith, I will returne into my house from whence I came out; And when he is come, he findeth it emptie, swept, and garnished.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Then it says, 'I will return to my house from which I came'; and when it comes, it finds {it} unoccupied, swept, and put in order.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then he saith, I will return into my house whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then he says, I will go back into my house from which I came out; and when he comes, he sees that there is no one in it, but that it has been made fair and clean.
- Basic English Bible

Then he says, I will return to my house whence I came out; and having come, he finds [it] unoccupied, swept, and adorned.
- Darby Bible

Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.
- Webster's Bible

Then he says, `I will return to my house that I left;' and he comes and finds it unoccupied, swept clean, and in good order.
- Weymouth Bible

Then he says, 'I will return into my house from which I came out,' and when he has come back, he finds it empty, swept, and put in order.
- World English Bible

Thanne he seith, Y shal turne ayen in to myn hous, fro whannys Y wente out. And he cometh, and fyndith it voide, and clensid with besyms, and maad faire.
- Wycliffe Bible

then it saith, I will turn back to my house whence I came forth; and having come, it findeth [it] unoccupied, swept, and adorned:
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 12:44


12:44 Whence he came out - He speaks as if he had come out of his own accord: See his pride! He findeth it empty - of God, of Christ, of his Spirit: Swept - from love, lowliness, meekness, and all the fruits of the Spirit: And garnished - With levity and security: so that there is nothing to keep him out, and much to invite him in.


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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