New International Version
But the Pharisees said, "It is by the prince of demons that he drives out demons."
King James Bible
But the Pharisees said, He casteth out devils through the prince of the devils.
Darby Bible Translation
But the Pharisees said, He casts out the demons through the prince of the demons.
World English Bible
But the Pharisees said, "By the prince of the demons, he casts out demons."
Young's Literal Translation
but the Pharisees said, 'By the ruler of the demons he doth cast out the demons.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He casteth out devils through the prince of the devils - This verse is wanting in both the Greek and Latin of the C. Bezae, in another copy of the Itala, and in Hilary and Juvencus. But see on Matthew 12:24 (note).
It is a consummate piece of malice to attribute the works of God to the devil. Envy cannot suffer the approbation which is given to the excellencies of others. Those whose hearts are possessed by this vice speak the very language of the devil. Calumny is but a little distance from envy. Though all persons may not have as much envy as the Pharisees, yet they should fear having some degree of it, as all have the principle from whence it proceeds, viz. sin.
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LibraryJune 26. "When He Saw the Multitudes He was Moved" (Matt. Ix. 36).
"When He saw the multitudes He was moved" (Matt. ix. 36). He is able to be "touched with the feeling of our infirmities." The word "touched" expresses a great deal. It means that our troubles are His troubles, and that in all our afflictions He is afflicted. It is not a sympathy of sentiment, but a sympathy of suffering. There is much help in this for the tired heart. It is the foundation of His Priesthood, and God meant that it should be to us a source of unceasing consolation. Let us realize, more …
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Of the Words Themselves in General.
It is enough for students to be like their teachers, and servants like their masters. If the head of the house has been called Beelzebul, how much more the members of his household!
For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon.'
Then they brought him a demon-possessed man who was blind and mute, and Jesus healed him, so that he could both talk and see.
But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, "It is only by Beelzebul, the prince of demons, that this fellow drives out demons."
And if I drive out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your people drive them out? So then, they will be your judges.
And the teachers of the law who came down from Jerusalem said, "He is possessed by Beelzebul! By the prince of demons he is driving out demons."
But some of them said, "By Beelzebul, the prince of demons, he is driving out demons."
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