Luke 11:17
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English Standard Version
But he, knowing their thoughts, said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and a divided household falls.

King James Bible
But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth.

American Standard Version
But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But he seeing their thoughts, said to them: Every kingdom divided against itself, shall be brought to desolation, and house upon house shall fall.

English Revised Version
But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth.

Webster's Bible Translation
But he, knowing their thoughts, said to them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth.

Weymouth New Testament
And, knowing their thoughts, He said to them, "Every kingdom in which civil war rages goes to ruin: family attacks family and is overthrown.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Thoughts (διανοήματα)

Only here in New Testament. Primarily with a sense of intent, purpose.

A house divided against itself falleth (οἶκος ἐπὶ οἶκον πίπτει)

Some make this an enlargement on the previous sentence - a more detailed description of the generals brought to desolation, and render house falleth upon house. So Rev., margin. It might be taken metaphorically: the divided kingdom is brought to desolation, and its families and households in their party strifes are brought to ruin. Wyc., and an house shall fall on an house. Tynd., one house shalt fall upon another.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

knowing.

Matthew 9:4 And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Why think you evil in your hearts?

Matthew 12:25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation...

Mark 3:23-26 And he called them to him, and said to them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan...

John 2:25 And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.

Revelation 2:23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searches the reins and hearts...

Every.

2 Chronicles 10:16-19 And when all Israel saw that the king would not listen to them, the people answered the king, saying, What portion have we in David...

2 Chronicles 13:16,17 And the children of Israel fled before Judah: and God delivered them into their hand...

Isaiah 9:20,21 And he shall snatch on the right hand, and be hungry; and he shall eat on the left hand, and they shall not be satisfied...

Isaiah 19:2,3 And I will set the Egyptians against the Egyptians: and they shall fight every one against his brother...

Cross References
Matthew 12:25
Knowing their thoughts, he said to them, "Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and no city or house divided against itself will stand.

Mark 3:23
And he called them to him and said to them in parables, "How can Satan cast out Satan?

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