Matthew 9:34
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New International Version
But the Pharisees said, "It is by the prince of demons that he drives out demons."

New Living Translation
But the Pharisees said, "He can cast out demons because he is empowered by the prince of demons."

English Standard Version
But the Pharisees said, “He casts out demons by the prince of demons.”

Berean Study Bible
But the Pharisees said, "It is by the prince of demons that He drives out demons."

Berean Literal Bible
But the Pharisees were saying, "By the prince of the demons He casts out demons."

New American Standard Bible
But the Pharisees were saying, "He casts out the demons by the ruler of the demons."

King James Bible
But the Pharisees said, He casteth out devils through the prince of the devils.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But the Pharisees said, "He drives out demons by the ruler of the demons!"

International Standard Version
But the Pharisees kept saying, "He drives out demons by the ruler of demons."

NET Bible
But the Pharisees said, "By the ruler of demons he casts out demons."

New Heart English Bible
But the Pharisees said, "By the prince of the demons, he casts out demons."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But the Pharisees were saying, “By the prince of demons he casts out demons.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But the Pharisees said, "He forces demons out of people with the help of the ruler of demons."

New American Standard 1977
But the Pharisees were saying, “He casts out the demons by the ruler of the demons.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
But the Pharisees said, He casts out demons through the prince of the demons.

King James 2000 Bible
But the Pharisees said, He casts out demons through the prince of the demons.

American King James Version
But the Pharisees said, He casts out devils through the prince of the devils.

American Standard Version
But the Pharisees said, By the prince of the demons casteth he out demons.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the Pharisees said, By the prince of devils he casteth out devils.

Darby Bible Translation
But the Pharisees said, He casts out the demons through the prince of the demons.

English Revised Version
But the Pharisees said, By the prince of the devils casteth he out devils.

Webster's Bible Translation
But the Pharisees said, He casteth out demons, through the prince of the demons.

Weymouth New Testament
But the Pharisees maintained, "It is by the power of the Prince of the demons that he drives out the demons."

World English Bible
But the Pharisees said, "By the prince of the demons, he casts out demons."

Young's Literal Translation
but the Pharisees said, 'By the ruler of the demons he doth cast out the demons.'
Study Bible
Jesus Heals the Blind and Mute
33And when the demon had been driven out, the man began to speak. The crowds were amazed and said, “Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel!” 34But the Pharisees said, “It is by the prince of demons that He drives out demons.” 35Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness.…
Cross References
Matthew 10:25
It is enough for a disciple to be like his teacher, and a servant like his master. If the head of the house has been called Beelzebul, how much more the members of his household!

Matthew 11:18
For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon!'

Matthew 12:22
Then a demon-possessed man who was blind and mute was brought to Jesus, and He healed the man so that he could speak and see.

Matthew 12:24
But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, "Only by Beelzebul, the prince of the demons, does this man drive out demons."

Matthew 12:27
And if I drive out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your sons drive them out? So then, they will be your judges.

Mark 3:22
And the scribes who had come down from Jerusalem were saying, "He is possessed by Beelzebul," and, "By the prince of the demons He drives out demons."

Luke 11:15
but some of them said, "It is by Beelzebul, the prince of the demons, that He drives out demons."

John 7:20
"You have a demon," the crowd replied. "Who is trying to kill You?"
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But the Pharisees said, He casts out devils through the prince of the devils.

Matthew 12:23,24 And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David…

Mark 3:22 And the scribes which came down from Jerusalem said, He has Beelzebub, …

Luke 11:15 But some of them said, He casts out devils through Beelzebub the …

John 3:20 For every one that does evil hates the light, neither comes to the …

(34) Through the prince of the devils.--In Matthew 12:24-30 the charge reappears, with the addition of the name of "Beelzebub," as the prince of the devils; and, together with our Lord's answer to it, will be better discussed in the Notes on those verses. Here it will be enough to note the coincidence with Matthew 10:25, which shows that the accusation had been brought before the mission of the Twelve, related in the following chapter.

Verse 34. - But the Pharisees said (vide supra). If the verse be genuine here, the thought, of course, is that the only effect of Christ's miracles upon the Pharisees was to drive them to open blasphemy and wanton opposition to the evidence of plain facts, as is brought out at length in Matthew 12:24-32. He casteth out devils through the prince of the devils; by the prince of the devils casteth he out devils (Revised Version); which indicates the true order of the words in the Greek. Through. The Revised Version margin, in, is more literal. The Pharisees assert not only that Jesus effected this cure by the instrumentality of Satan, but by means of union with him. But the Pharisees said,.... Who were the sworn enemies of Christ, and were filled with envy at him, and malice against him: these men could not bear, that so much honour and glory should be given to Christ; and therefore said,

he casteth out the devils through the prince of the devils: they could not deny matter of fact, that he had cast out a devil; nor could they say he had done an ill thing in so doing; they could not but own that it was a preternatural action, more than human; nor could they contradict what the multitude said, that no such thing had been ever seen, or known, in Israel: but that Christ might not have the glory of the action, and to fix a mark of infamy upon him, foolishly impute it to a diabolical influence, as if one devil would eject another; and to Christ's familiarity with, and the assistance he had from, not a common devil, but the prince of them. In Beza's most ancient manuscript, and in some others, this whole verse is wanting; and were it not, for the general consent of copies, one should be tempted to think these words were not said at this time, because Christ returns no answer to them; and what is observed by Luke 11:15 as following this miracle, is the selfsame as was spoken by Christ in Matthew 12:24 and where this passage is more thoroughly considered. 34. But the Pharisees said, He casteth out devils through the prince of the devils—"the demons through the prince of the demons." This seems to be the first muttering of a theory of such miracles which soon became a fixed mode of calumniating them—a theory which would be ridiculous if it were not melancholy as an outburst of the darkest malignity. (See on [1246]Mt 12:24, etc.).9:32-34 Of the two, better a dumb devil than a blaspheming one. Christ's cures strike at the root, and remove the effect by taking away the cause; they open the lips, by breaking Satan's power in the soul. Nothing can convince those who are under the power of pride. They will believe anything, however false or absurd, rather than the Holy Scriptures; thus they show the enmity of their hearts against a holy God.
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