MATTHEW 12:24

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.”

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Matthew 12:24 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
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But δὲ But, and, etc But
when δὲ But, and, etc when
the οἱ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
Pharisees Φαρισαῖοι A separatist, i.e., exclusively religious; a Pharisean, i.e., Jewish sectary Pharisees
heard ἀκούσαντες To hear (in various senses) heard
it, (No Greek definition. English implied.)
they said, εἶπον To speak or say (by word or writing) said
This Οὗτος The he (she or it), i.e., this or that (often with article repeated) This
fellow (No Greek definition. English implied.)
doth out ἐκβάλλει To eject (literally or figuratively) doth out
not οὐκ The absolute negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not not
cast ἐκβάλλει To eject (literally or figuratively) cast
devils, δαιμόνια A daemonic being; by extension a deity devils
but εἰ If, whether, that, etc but
by ἐν "in," at, (up-)on, by, etc by
Beelzebub Βεελζεβοὺλ Dung-god; Beelzebul, a name of Satan Beelzebub
the prince ἄρχοντι A first (in rank or power) prince
of δαιμονίων A daemonic being; by extension a deity of
the τῶν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
devils. δαιμονίων A daemonic being; by extension a deity devils

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  • 22  Then was 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 the son of David?

  • 24  But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.

  • 25  And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom 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?




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