Mark 3:27
New International Version
In fact, no one can enter a strong man's house without first tying him up. Then he can plunder the strong man's house.

New Living Translation
Let me illustrate this further. Who is powerful enough to enter the house of a strong man like Satan and plunder his goods? Only someone even stronger--someone who could tie him up and then plunder his house.

English Standard Version
But no one can enter a strong man’s house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man. Then indeed he may plunder his house.

Berean Study Bible
Indeed, no one can enter a strong man’s house to steal his possessions unless he first ties up the strong man. Then he can plunder his house.

Berean Literal Bible
But no one is able, having entered into the house of the strong man, to plunder his goods, unless first he binds the strong man. And then he will plunder his house.

New American Standard Bible
"But no one can enter the strong man's house and plunder his property unless he first binds the strong man, and then he will plunder his house.

King James Bible
No man can enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house.

Christian Standard Bible
But no one can enter a strong man's house and plunder his possessions unless he first ties up the strong man. Then he can plunder his house.

Contemporary English Version
How can anyone break into the house of a strong man and steal his things, unless he first ties up the strong man? Then he can take everything.

Good News Translation
"No one can break into a strong man's house and take away his belongings unless he first ties up the strong man; then he can plunder his house.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"On the other hand, no one can enter a strong man's house and rob his possessions unless he first ties up the strong man. Then he will rob his house.

International Standard Version
No one can go into a strong man's house and carry off his possessions without first tying up the strong man. Then he can ransack his house.

NET Bible
But no one is able to enter a strong man's house and steal his property unless he first ties up the strong man. Then he can thoroughly plunder his house.

New Heart English Bible
But no one can enter into the house of the strong man to plunder, unless he first binds the strong man; and then he will plunder his house.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“A man cannot enter the house of a mighty one and rob his valuables, unless he first binds the mighty one, and then he shall plunder his house.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"No one can go into a strong man's house and steal his property. First he must tie up the strong man. Then he can go through the strong man's house and steal his property.

New American Standard 1977
“But no one can enter the strong man’s house and plunder his property unless he first binds the strong man, and then he will plunder his house.

Jubilee Bible 2000
No man can enter into a strong man's house and spoil his goods except he will first bind the strong man, and then he will spoil his house.

King James 2000 Bible
No man can enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house.

American King James Version
No man can enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house.

American Standard Version
But no one can enter into the house of the strong man , and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man ; and then he will spoil his house.

Douay-Rheims Bible
No man can enter into the house of a strong man and rob him of his goods, unless he first bind the strong man, and then shall he plunder his house.

Darby Bible Translation
But no one can, having entered into his house, plunder the goods of the strong [man] unless he first bind the strong [man], and then he will plunder his house.

English Revised Version
But no one can enter into the house of the strong man, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house.

Webster's Bible Translation
No man can enter into a strong man's house, and seize his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will plunder his house.

Weymouth New Testament
Nay, no one can go into a strong man's house and carry off his property, unless he first binds the strong man, and then he will plunder his house.

World English Bible
But no one can enter into the house of the strong man to plunder, unless he first binds the strong man; and then he will plunder his house.

Young's Literal Translation
'No one is able the vessels of the strong man -- having entered into his house -- to spoil, if first he may not bind the strong man, and then his house he will spoil.
Study Bible
A House Divided
26And if Satan is divided and rises against himself, he cannot stand; his end has come. 27Indeed, no one can enter a strong man’s house to steal his possessions unless he first ties up the strong man. Then he can plunder his house. 28Truly I tell you, the sons of men will be forgiven all sins and blasphemies, as many as they utter.…
Cross References
Isaiah 49:24
Can the plunder be snatched from the mighty, or the captives of a tyrant be delivered?

Isaiah 49:25
For this is what the LORD says: "Even the captives of the mighty will be taken away, and the plunder of a tyrant will be retrieved; I will contend with those who contend with you, and I will save your children.

Matthew 12:29
How can anyone enter a strong man's house and steal his possessions, unless he first ties up the strong man? Then he can plunder his house.

Treasury of Scripture

No man can enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house.

Genesis 3:15
And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

Isaiah 27:1
In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.

Isaiah 49:24-26
Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the lawful captive delivered? …







Lexicon
Indeed,
ἀλλ’ (all’)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 235: But, except, however. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. contrariwise.

no one
οὐδεὶς (oudeis)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3762: No one, none, nothing.

can
δύναται (dynatai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1410: (a) I am powerful, have (the) power, (b) I am able, I can. Of uncertain affinity; to be able or possible.

enter
εἰσελθὼν (eiselthōn)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1525: To go in, come in, enter. From eis and erchomai; to enter.

a strong man’s
ἰσχυροῦ (ischyrou)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2478: Strong (originally and generally of physical strength); mighty, powerful, vehement, sure. From ischus; forcible.

house
οἰκίαν (oikian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3614: From oikos; properly, residence, but usually an abode; by implication, a family.

to steal
διαρπάσαι (diarpasai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 1283: To plunder, rob thoroughly. From dia and harpazo; to seize asunder, i.e. Plunder.

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.

possessions
σκεύη (skeuē)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 4632: A vessel, implement, equipment or apparatus (specially, a wife as contributing to the usefulness of the husband).

unless
ἐὰν (ean)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1437: If. From ei and an; a conditional particle; in case that, provided, etc.

he first ties up
δήσῃ (dēsē)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1210: To bind, tie, fasten; I impel, compel; I declare to be prohibited and unlawful. A primary verb; to bind.

the
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

strong man.
ἰσχυρὸν (ischyron)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2478: Strong (originally and generally of physical strength); mighty, powerful, vehement, sure. From ischus; forcible.

Then
τότε (tote)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 5119: Then, at that time. From ho and hote; the when, i.e. At the time that.

he can plunder
διαρπάσει (diarpasei)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1283: To plunder, rob thoroughly. From dia and harpazo; to seize asunder, i.e. Plunder.

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.

house.
οἰκίαν (oikian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3614: From oikos; properly, residence, but usually an abode; by implication, a family.
3:22-30 It was plain that the doctrine of Christ had a direct tendency to break the devil's power; and it was as plain, that casting of him out of the bodies of people, confirmed that doctrine; therefore Satan could not support such a design. Christ gave an awful warning against speaking such dangerous words. It is true the gospel promises, because Christ has purchased, forgiveness for the greatest sins and sinners; but by this sin, they would oppose the gifts of the Holy Ghost after Christ's ascension. Such is the enmity of the heart, that unconverted men pretend believers are doing Satan's work, when sinners are brought to repentance and newness of life.
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