|And he was casting out a demon, and the man was mute. But when he had cast out the demon, the mute man spoke, and so the crowds were amazed.
|But some of them said, “It is by Beelzebub, the leader of demons, that he casts out demons.”
|And others, testing him, required a sign from heaven of him.
|But when he perceived their thoughts, he said to them: “Every kingdom divided against itself will become desolate, and house will fall upon house.
|So then, if Satan is also divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? For you say that it is by Beelzebub that I cast out demons.
|But if I cast out demons by Beelzebub, by whom do your own sons cast them out? Therefore, they shall be your judges.
|Moreover, if it is by the finger of God that I cast out demons, then certainly the kingdom of God has overtaken you.
|When a strong armed man guards his entrance, the things that he possesses are at peace.
|But if a stronger one, overwhelming him, has defeated him, he will take away all his weapons, in which he trusted, and he will distribute his spoils.
|Whoever is not with me, is against me. And whoever does not gather with me, scatters.