Matthew 12:45

Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then goeth he, and taketh with himselfe seuen other spirits more wicked then himselfe, and they enter in and dwell there: And the last state of that man is worse then the first. Euen so shal it be also vnto this wicked generation.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Then it goes and takes along with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there; and the last state of that man becomes worse than the first. That is the way it will also be with this evil generation."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more evil than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man becometh worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this evil generation.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits worse than himself, and they go in and make it their living-place: and the last condition of that man is worse than the first. Even so will it be with this evil generation.
- Basic English Bible

Then he goes and takes with himself seven other spirits worse than himself, and entering in, they dwell there; and the last condition of that man becomes worse than the first. Thus shall it be to this wicked generation also.
- Darby Bible

Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also to this wicked generation.
- Webster's Bible

Then he goes and brings back with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they come in and dwell there; and in the end that man's condition becomes worse than it was at first. So will it be also with the present wicked generation."
- Weymouth Bible

Then he goes, and takes with himself seven other spirits more evil than he is, and they enter in and dwell there. The last state of that man becomes worse than the first. Even so will it be also to this evil generation."
- World English Bible

Thanne he goith, and takith with him seuene othere spiritis worse than hym silf; and thei entren, and dwellen there. And the laste thingis of that man ben maad worse than the formere. So it shal be to this worste generacioun.
- Wycliffe Bible

then doth it go, and take with itself seven other spirits more evil than itself, and having gone in they dwell there, and the last of that man doth become worse than the first; so shall it be also to this evil generation.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 12:45


12:45 Seven other spirits - That is, a great many; a certain number being put for an uncertain: More wicked than himself - Whence it appears, that there are degrees of wickedness among the devils themselves: They enter in and dwell - For ever in him who is forsaken of God. So shall it be to this wicked generation - Yea, and to apostates in all ages.


Discussion for Matthew 12

  • Adam Segler
    Let us all come together ..as a family ...our focus on our Lord ..Jesus..to do the will of The Father ..
  • A disciple
    "Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men." There are some things that are so horrible that we cannot dare to think it possible that Jesus was also referring to THEM when He said this. Not every girl who is pressured to abort her baby deserves to be permanently cursed and condemned. There are wicked forces at work which go about to deceive and devour us!
  • A disciple
    "...And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath days? that they might accuse him." We should read all three accounts (Matthew, Mark, and Luke) of these things to see completely what happened. While the Lord defends the guiltless against religious impostors' hatred and hostility, He still tries to instruct those who have no heart to know the truth or any right understanding.
  • A disciple
    "All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way: and the LORD hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all." Isaiah 53:6 "Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world." John 1:29 Christ died for our sins ACCORDING TO THE SCRIPTURES! The Lord Jesus told the Jews who did not believe on Him; "If you believe not that I AM, you shall die in your sins."
  • A disciple
    to 6/30/2017 Comment by "insight777" about Matthew Chapter 12: Abel, who was the first to do offer a slaughtered lamb in coming to present himself to God, was setting in order his accounting of himself to God, with a token of the absolutely fundamental fact of his existence; that of the LORD's Anointed coming in flesh to destroy the works of the devil, and save man from his sins.
  • Insight777
    V12, Jesus is amazing. No sheep is better than a man. So how does a sheep that is less than a man have the greater value to release man from sin bondage? Jesus said all men have sin, those without sin cast the first stone of "death for sin". They can't. You are freed from sin by forgiving each other and joining in spirit with God in water baptism. No death required.

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