Matthew 12 ©
Christ bringeth evidence of scripture in excuse of his disciples, whom the Pharisees charged with breaking the sabbath. He appealeth to reason, and healeth the withered hand on the sabbath day. The Pharisees seek to destroy him: a prophecy of Esaias fulfilled in him. He healeth one possessed of a devil, who was blind and dumb; and showeth that blasphemy against the Holy Ghost is an unpardonable sin, and that every idle word must be accounted for: he rebuketh those that sought of him a sign, and showeth whom he regardeth as his nearest relations.
How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days.
¶Then the Pharisees went out, and 1held a council against him, how they might destroy him.
And cJesus knew their thoughts, dand said unto them, eEvery kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:
And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?
And mwhosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy *Ghost, nit shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.
xThe men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a ygreater than Jonas is here.
zThe queen 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, aa greater than Solomon is here.
eThen 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.
Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand *without, desiring to speak with thee.
But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren?