Luke 11:18
New International Version
If Satan is divided against himself, how can his kingdom stand? I say this because you claim that I drive out demons by Beelzebul.

New Living Translation
You say I am empowered by Satan. But if Satan is divided and fighting against himself, how can his kingdom survive?

English Standard Version
And if Satan also is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? For you say that I cast out demons by Beelzebul.

Berean Study Bible
If Satan is divided against himself, how can his kingdom stand? After all, you say that I drive out demons by Beelzebul.

Berean Literal Bible
And if Satan also is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? For you say I cast out the demons by Beelzebul.

New American Standard Bible
"If Satan also is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? For you say that I cast out demons by Beelzebul.

King James Bible
If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because ye say that I cast out devils through Beelzebub.

Christian Standard Bible
If Satan also is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? For you say I drive out demons by Beelzebul.

Contemporary English Version
If Satan fights against himself, how can his kingdom last? Yet you say that I force out demons by the power of Beelzebul.

Good News Translation
So if Satan's kingdom has groups fighting each other, how can it last? You say that I drive out demons because Beelzebul gives me the power to do so.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If Satan also is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? For you say I drive out demons by Beelzebul.

International Standard Version
Now, if Satan is divided against himself, how can his kingdom last? After all, you say that I drive out demons by Beelzebul.

NET Bible
So if Satan too is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? I ask you this because you claim that I cast out demons by Beelzebul.

New Heart English Bible
If Satan also is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? For you say that I cast out demons by Beelzebul.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And if Satan is divided against himself, how will his Kingdom stand?; for you say that by Beelzebub I cast out devils.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Now, if Satan is divided against himself, how can his kingdom last? I say this because you say Beelzebul helps me force demons out of people.

New American Standard 1977
“And if Satan also is divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? For you say that I cast out demons by Beelzebul.

Jubilee Bible 2000
If Satan also is divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because ye say that I cast out demons through Beelzebub.

King James 2000 Bible
If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because you say that I cast out demons through Beelzebub.

American King James Version
If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because you say that I cast out devils through Beelzebub.

American Standard Version
And if Satan also is divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because ye say that I cast out demons by Beelzebub.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And if Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because you say, that through Beelzebub I cast out devils.

Darby Bible Translation
and if also Satan is divided against himself, how shall his kingdom subsist? because ye say that I cast out demons by Beelzebub.

English Revised Version
And if Satan also is divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because ye say that I cast out devils by Beelzebub.

Webster's Bible Translation
If Satan also is divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because ye say that I cast out demons through Beelzebub.

Weymouth New Testament
And if Satan really has engaged in fierce conflict with himself, how shall his kingdom stand?--because you say that I expel demons by the power of Baal-zebul.

World English Bible
If Satan also is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? For you say that I cast out demons by Beelzebul.

Young's Literal Translation
and if also the Adversary against himself was divided, how shall his kingdom be made to stand? for ye say, by Beelzeboul is my casting forth the demons.
Study Bible
A House Divided
17But Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself will be laid waste, and a house divided against a house will fall. 18If Satan is divided against himself, how can his kingdom stand? After all, you say that I drive out demons by Beelzebul. 19And if I drive out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your sons drive them out? So then, they will be your judges.…
Cross References
Matthew 4:10
"Away from me, Satan!" Jesus declared. "For it is written: 'Worship the Lord your God and serve Him only.'"

Matthew 4:24
News about Him spread all over Syria, and people brought to Him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering acute pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralyzed--and He healed them.

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!

Treasury of Scripture

If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because you say that I cast out devils through Beelzebub.

Satan.

Matthew 12:26
And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?

ye say.

Luke 11:15
But some of them said, He casteth out devils through Beelzebub the chief of the devils.

Matthew 12:31-34
Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men…

James 3:5-8
Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! …







Lexicon
If
εἰ (ei)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1487: If. A primary particle of conditionality; if, whether, that, etc.

Satan
Σατανᾶς (Satanas)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4567: An adversary, Satan. Of Chaldee origin corresponding to ma'bad; the accuser, i.e. The devil.

is divided
διεμερίσθη (diemeristhē)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1266: To divide up into parts, break up; I distribute. From dia and merizo; to partition thoroughly.

against
ἐφ’ (eph’)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

himself,
ἑαυτὸν (heauton)
Reflexive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1438: Himself, herself, itself.

how
πῶς (pōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 4459: Adverb from the base of pou; an interrogative particle of manner; in what way?; also as exclamation, how much!

{can} his
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

kingdom
βασιλεία (basileia)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 932: From basileus; properly, royalty, i.e. rule, or a realm.

stand?
σταθήσεται (stathēsetai)
Verb - Future Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2476: A prolonged form of a primary stao stah'-o; to stand, used in various applications.

After all,
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

you say that
λέγετε (legete)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

I
με (me)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

drive out
ἐκβάλλειν (ekballein)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 1544: To throw (cast, put) out; I banish; I bring forth, produce. From ek and ballo; to eject.

demons
δαιμόνια (daimonia)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 1140: An evil-spirit, demon; a heathen deity. Neuter of a derivative of daimon; a d?Monic being; by extension a deity.

by
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

Beelzebul.
Βεελζεβοὺλ (Beelzeboul)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 954: Beelzebul, a name of Satan, the chief of evil spirits. Of Chaldee origin; dung-god; Beelzebul, a name of Satan.
Verse 18. - If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because ye say that I cast out devils through Beelzebub. Throughout this argument Jesus assumes the existence of a kingdom of evil, all armed and thoroughly organized to carry out its dread purposes. He concedes, too, in language which admits of no questioning, the existence of a chief of this evil confederacy. Throughout his reply, the Master, while carefully bearing in mind the ability and skill of his enemies who had suggested this questioning to the people, addresses himself to the common sense of the mixed multitude who were present on this occasion. The argument is perfectly simple. It is not thinkable that the prince of evil would fight against himself, which he would be doing if he put such mighty weapons into Jesus' hands. 11:14-26 Christ's thus casting out the devils, was really the destroying of their power. The heart of every unconverted sinner is the devil's palace, where he dwells, and where he rules. There is a kind of peace in the heart of an unconverted soul, while the devil, as a strong man armed, keeps it. The sinner is secure, has no doubt concerning the goodness of his state, nor any dread of the judgment to come. But observe the wonderful change made in conversion. The conversion of a soul to God, is Christ's victory over the devil and his power in that soul, restoring the soul to its liberty, and recovering his own interest in it and power over it. All the endowments of mind of body are now employed for Christ. Here is the condition of a hypocrite. The house is swept from common sins, by a forced confession, as Pharaoh's; by a feigned contrition, as Ahab's; or by a partial reformation, as Herod's. The house is swept, but it is not washed; the heart is not made holy. Sweeping takes off only the loose dirt, while the sin that besets the sinner, the beloved sin, is untouched. The house is garnished with common gifts and graces. It is not furnished with any true grace; it is all paint and varnish, not real nor lasting. It was never given up to Christ, nor dwelt in by the Spirit. Let us take heed of resting in that which a man may have, and yet come short of heaven. The wicked spirits enter in without any difficulty; they are welcomed, and they dwell there; there they work, there they rule. From such an awful state let all earnestly pray to be delivered.
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