Jesus Heals a Blind Demoniac
Interwoven Gospels

And He cometh into a house, and the multitude cometh together again so that they are unable even to eat bread. And His relatives, when they heard of it, went out to lay hold of Him; for they said, "He is beside Himself."

Then there was brought to Him one possessed by a demon, blind and mute; and He healed him, so that the mute man spake and saw. And all the multitudes were astonished, and said, "Can this be the Son of David?"

But the Pharisees, and the scribes who came down from Jerusalem, hearing it, said, "This fellow hath Beelzebub, and He doth not cast out demons, except by Beelzebub, the prince of the demons." But He, knowing their thoughts, called them to Him and said to them in parables, "How can Satan cast out Satan? Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation'it cannot stand; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand. And if Satan casteth out Satan, he hath risen up against himself and is divided: he cannot stand, but hath an end: how then shall his kingdom stand?

"Moreover, if I by Beelzebub cast out demons, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they shall be your judges. But if by God's Spirit I cast out the demons, then the kingdom of God hath already come to you. Or how can any one enter into the house of the strong man and seize upon his household goods, unless he first bind the strong man? Then he will plunder his house.

"He that is not with Me is against Me; and he that gathereth not with Me scattereth. Wherefore, verily I say to you, All the sins shall be forgiven the sons of men, and the blasphemies, how greatly soever they shall blaspheme; but whosoever shall blaspheme against the Holy Spirit, hath no forgiveness forever, but is guilty of an everlasting sin. And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him; but whosoever shall speak against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this age, nor in that to come." He said this because they were saying, "He hath an unclean spirit." "Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for from the fruit, the tree is known. Ye offspring of vipers! How can ye, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaketh. The good man out of his good treasure, sendeth forth good things; and the evil man out of his evil treasure, sendeth forth evil things. But I say to you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account of it in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned."

Adapted from The Interwoven Gospels © Books for Living, Inc. Digital Edition by V. Gilbert Beers, © 2009 Bible Studio, LLC. Used by Permission.

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