Matthew 12:30
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New International Version
"Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.

New Living Translation
"Anyone who isn't with me opposes me, and anyone who isn't working with me is actually working against me.

English Standard Version
Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.

Berean Study Bible
He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters.

Berean Literal Bible
The one not being with Me is against Me, and the one not gathering with Me scatters.

New American Standard Bible
"He who is not with Me is against Me; and he who does not gather with Me scatters.

King James Bible
He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Anyone who is not with Me is against Me, and anyone who does not gather with Me scatters.

International Standard Version
The person who isn't with me is against me, and the person who isn't gathering with me is scattering.

NET Bible
Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Whoever is not with me is against me; whoever does not gather with me truly is scattering.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Whoever isn't with me is against me. Whoever doesn't gather with me scatters.

New American Standard 1977
“He who is not with Me is against Me; and he who does not gather with Me scatters.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He that is not with me is against me, and he that does not gather with me scatters abroad.

King James 2000 Bible
He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathers not with me scatters abroad.

American King James Version
He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathers not with me scatters abroad.

American Standard Version
He that is not with me is against me, and he that gathereth not with me scattereth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that is not with me, is against me: and he that gathereth not with me, scattereth.

Darby Bible Translation
He that is not with me is against me, and he that gathers not with me scatters.

English Revised Version
He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth.

Webster's Bible Translation
He that is not with me, is against me; and he that gathereth not with me, scattereth abroad.

Weymouth New Testament
"The man who is not with me is against me, and he who is not gathering with me is scattering abroad.

World English Bible
"He who is not with me is against me, and he who doesn't gather with me, scatters.

Young's Literal Translation
'He who is not with me is against me, and he who is not gathering with me, doth scatter.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

12:22-30 A soul under Satan's power, and led captive by him, is blind in the things of God, and dumb at the throne of grace; sees nothing, and says nothing to the purpose. Satan blinds the eyes by unbelief, and seals up the lips from prayer. The more people magnified Christ, the more desirous the Pharisees were to vilify him. It was evident that if Satan aided Jesus in casting out devils, the kingdom of hell was divided against itself; how then could it stand! And if they said that Jesus cast out devils by the prince of the devils, they could not prove that their children cast them out by any other power. There are two great interests in the world; and when unclean spirits are cast out by the Holy Spirit, in the conversion of sinners to a life of faith and obedience, the kingdom of God is come unto us. All who do not aid or rejoice in such a change are against Christ.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 30. - Parallel passage: Luke 11:23, omitted in Mark. The aim of this verse is doubtful.

(1) It may be addressed to the Pharisees, with the object of showing them what their words really implied. They were not due, as some might think, to mere indifferentism or to a judicial neutrality; such a relation to him was impossible. They were due to opposition of inner life and of outward energy. Thus their words denoted complete separation from him. This he brings out more clearly in the two following verses.

(2) This interpretation, however, would attribute to the Pharisees too great an ignorance of their own feelings of opposition to Christ, and it is therefore best to understand the verse as addressed to the many bystanders. Christ has do-fended himself from the accusation brought against him, and now urges these waverers not to be content with only not opposing him, but to take sides - for, in fact, they cannot help doing so. Indifference in this case is only another name for opposition; not actively to help is really to hinder. Thus understood, the lesson of this verse finds its parallel in vers. 43-45, by which, indeed, it is immediately followed in Luke. He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad. The first clause speaks of the inner disposition, that which forms the real being of the man; the second, of his energy. Observe that the figure of the second clause appears to be connected with that of ver. 29. If Christ's property is not collected, it is driven further from him. Christ and Christians must gather (John 11:52; cf. Bengel). For gathereth (συνάγων), cf. also Matthew 3:12; Matthew 13:30. In scattereth abroad (σκορπίζει) the thought almost leaves the simile of the σκεύη, and regards the persons signified. Notice that in John 11:52, referred to above, the two verbs συνάγειν and (δια) σκορπίζειν, also occur; the figure there, however, appears to be taken from sheep (cf. John 10:12). Further, Mark 9:40 and Luke 9:50 record the saying, "He that is not against us is for us," which was addressed to our Lord's disciples. Both sayings are necessary; earnest Christians need to remember that when outsiders do anything in Christ's name, it must, on the whole, forward his cause (Philippians 1:18); the undecided must face the fact that neutrality is impossible.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

He that is not with me, is against me,.... These words chiefly refer to Satan, and are a further proof, that Christ did not cast out devils by him; since they two are as much opposites, as can possibly be; Satan is not on the side of Christ, but an adversary to him; there is an original, and implacable enmity, between the serpent and the seed of the woman; there is an open war between them, and therefore one cannot be thought to lend assistance to the other. They were concerned in different things, had different views and interests, and so took different methods;

and he that gathereth not with me, scattereth: Christ is the good shepherd, that gathers his sheep to himself, and into his fold, by the external ministry of the word, and internal efficacy of his grace; Satan is the wolf, that catches and scatters the sheep, and seeks to kill and destroy them: and since there is such an open war proclaimed and carried on between Christ and the devil, none ought to be neutral; whoever is not on the side of Christ, is reckoned as an enemy; and whoever is not concerned by prayer or preaching, or other means to gather souls to his word and ordinances, and to his church, and to himself, is deemed by him a scatterer of them.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

30. He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad—On this important parable, in connection with the corresponding one (Mt 12:43-45), see on [1278]Lu 11:21-26.

Matthew 12:30 Additional Commentaries
Context
A House Divided
29"Or how can anyone enter the strong man's house and carry off his property, unless he first binds the strong man? And then he will plunder his house. 30"He who is not with Me is against Me; and he who does not gather with Me scatters.
Cross References
Proverbs 11:24
One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.

Matthew 12:29
"Or again, how can anyone enter a strong man's house and carry off his possessions unless he first ties up the strong man? Then he can plunder his house.

Mark 9:40
for whoever is not against us is for us.

Luke 9:50
"Do not stop him," Jesus said, "for whoever is not against you is for you."

Luke 11:23
"Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.
Treasury of Scripture

He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathers not with me scatters abroad.

that is.

Matthew 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and …

Joshua 5:13 And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up …

Joshua 24:15 And if it seem evil to you to serve the LORD, choose you this day …

1 Chronicles 12:17,18 And David went out to meet them, and answered and said to them, If …

Mark 9:40 For he that is not against us is on our part.

Luke 9:50 And Jesus said to him, Forbid him not: for he that is not against us is for us.

Luke 11:23 He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathers not with me scatters.

2 Corinthians 6:15,16 And what concord has Christ with Belial? or what part has he that …

1 John 2:19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been …

Revelation 3:15,16 I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot: I would you …

gathereth.

Genesis 49:10 The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between …

Hosea 1:11 Then shall the children of Judah and the children of Israel be gathered …

John 11:52 And not for that nation only, but that also he should gather together …

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