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Matthew 12

1 At that time aJesus went on the sabbath day through the corn; and his disciples were an hungred, and began to pluck the ears of corn, and to eat. 2 But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath day. 3 But he said unto them, Have ye not read bwhat David did, when he was an hungred, and they that were with him; 4 How he entered into the house of God, and did eat cthe shewbread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which were with him, dbut only for the priests? 5 Or have ye not read in the elaw, how that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless? 6 But I say unto you, That in this place is one fgreater than the temple. 7 But if ye had known what this meaneth, I gwill have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless. 8 For the hSon of man is Lord even of the sabbath day. 9 And iwhen he was departed thence, he went into their synagogue:

10 And, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. And they asked him, saying, jIs it lawful to heal on the sabbath days? that they might accuse him. 11 And he said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and kif it fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out? 12 How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days. 13 Then saith he to the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, like as the other.

14 Then lthe Pharisees went out, and held a council against him, how they might destroy him. 15 But when Jesus nknew it, mhe withdrew himself from thence: and great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all; 16 And charged them that they should not make him known: 17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, 18 Behold pmy servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my ospirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles. 19 He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets. 20 A qbruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory. 21 And in his name shall the Gentiles trust.

22 Then rwas brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw. 23 And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this sthe son of David? 24 But twhen the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils. 25 And Jesus uknew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every vkingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand: 26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand? 27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges. 28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then wthe kingdom of God is come unto you. 29 Or xelse how can one enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house. 30 He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.

31 Wherefore I say unto you, zAll manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: ybut the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. 32 And whosoever bspeaketh a word against the Son of man, ait shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come. 33 Either make the tree good, and his cfruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit. 34 O egeneration of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? dfor out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. 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. 36 But I say unto you, That every fidle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. 37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

38 Then gcertain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee. 39 But he answered and said unto them, An evil and hadulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: 40 For ias Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. 41 The mmen of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and lshall condemn it: kbecause they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, ja greater than Jonas is here. 42 The nqueen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a ogreater than Solomon is here. 43 When qthe unclean spirit is gone out of a man, phe walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. 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. 45 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and rthe last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.

46 While he yet talked to the people, behold, this mother and his sbrethren stood without, desiring to speak with him. 47 Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee. 48 But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren? 49 And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! 50 For uwhosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.
Cross Ref
1aDeu 23:25
Mar 2:23
3b1 Sam 21:6
4cExo 25:30
Lev 24:5
dExo 29:32
Lev 8:31
Lev 24:9
5eJoh 7:22
Num 28:9
6f1 Chr 6:18
Hag 2:7-9
Mal 3:1
7gHos 6:6
Mic 6:6
8hLuk 6:5
Mar 2:28
Mat 9:6
Dan 7:13
9iMar 3:1
Luk 6:6
10jLuk 13:14
Luk 14:3
Joh 9:16
11kDeu 22:4
Exo 23:4
14lMar 3:6
Luk 6:11
Joh 5:18
Joh 10:39
Joh 11:53
15mMar 3:7
nPsa 139:2
Heb 4:13
18oLuk 3:22
Mat 3:16
Isa 61:1
Isa 11:2
pIsa 53:11
Isa 52:13
Isa 49:5-6
Isa 42:1
20qLuk 4:18
Lam 3:31-33
Isa 40:11
22rMar 3:11
Luk 11:14
23sRom 9:5
24tMar 3:22
25uMat 9:4
Joh 2:25
vGal 5:15
Rev 2:23
28wHeb 12:28
Luk 17:20
Luk 11:20
Luk 1:33
Dan 7:14
Dan 2:44
29xIsa 49:24
31yHeb 6:4
Act 7:51
z1 Joh 5:16
Heb 10:26
Luk 12:10
Mar 3:28
32a1 Tim 1:13
bJoh 7:12
Mat 13:55
Mat 11:29
33cMat 7:17
Luk 6:43
34dLuk 6:45
e1 Joh 3:10
Joh 8:44
Luk 3:7
Mat 23:33
Mat 3:7
36fEph 5:4
38g1 Cor 1:22
Joh 2:18
Luk 11:16
Mar 8:11
Mat 16:1
39hIsa 57:3
Mar 8:38
Joh 4:48
40iJon 1:7
41jIsa 9:6
kJon 3:5
lEze 16:51
Jer 3:11
mLuk 11:32
42n1 Kin 10:1
2 Chr 9:1
oCol 2:2-3
43p1 Pet 5:8
Job 1:7
qLuk 11:24
45rHeb 6:4
Heb 10:26
2 Pet 2:20
46sGal 1:19
1 Cor 9:5
Act 1:14
Joh 7:3,5
Joh 2:12
Mar 6:3
tLuk 8:19
Mar 3:31
50uCol 3:11
Gal 6:15
Gal 5:6
Rom 8:29
Joh 20:17
Joh 15:14
Joh 14:23
Mat 28:10
Mat 25:45
Mat 25:40
Heb 2:11