New American Standard Bible
"He who is not with Me is against Me; and he who does not gather with Me scatters.
King James Bible
He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.
Darby Bible Translation
He that is not with me is against me, and he that gathers not with me scatters.
World English Bible
"He who is not with me is against me, and he who doesn't gather with me, scatters.
Young's Literal Translation
'He who is not with me is against me, and he who is not gathering with me, doth scatter.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
He that is not with me ... - In addition to his other arguments, Jesus urges this general principle, that there can be but two parties in the universe.
If anyone did not act with him, he was against him. If he gathered not with him, he scattered. This is taken from the practice of persons in harvest. He that did not gather with him, or "aid" him, scattered abroad, or opposed him. The application of this was, "As I have not united with Satan, but opposed him, there can be no league between us." The charge, therefore, is a false one.
Library'A Greater than Jonas'
'A greater than Jonas is here.'--MATT. xii. 41. There never was any man in his right mind, still more of influence on his fellows, who made such claims as to himself in such unmistakable language as Jesus Christ does. To say such things of oneself as come from His lips is a sign of a weak, foolish nature. It is fatal to all influence, to all beauty of character. It is not only that He claims official attributes as a fanatical or dishonest pretender to inspiration may do. He does that, but He does …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xii. 32, "Whosoever Shall Speak a Word against the Holy Spirit, it Shall not be Forgiven Him, Neither In
Blasphemous Accusations of the Jews.
Sign Seekers, and the Enthusiast Reproved.
There is one who scatters, and yet increases all the more, And there is one who withholds what is justly due, and yet it results only in want.
"Or how can anyone enter the strong man's house and carry off his property, unless he first binds the strong man? And then he will plunder his house.
"For he who is not against us is for us.
But Jesus said to him, "Do not hinder him; for he who is not against you is for you."
"He who is not with Me is against Me; and he who does not gather with Me, scatters.
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