Mark 3:30
New International Version
He said this because they were saying, “He has an impure spirit.”

New Living Translation
He told them this because they were saying, “He’s possessed by an evil spirit.”

English Standard Version
for they were saying, “He has an unclean spirit.”

Berean Standard Bible
Jesus made this statement because they were saying, “He has an unclean spirit.”

Berean Literal Bible
For they were saying, "He has an unclean spirit."

King James Bible
Because they said, He hath an unclean spirit.

New King James Version
because they said, “He has an unclean spirit.”

New American Standard Bible
because they were saying, “He has an unclean spirit.”

NASB 1995
because they were saying, “He has an unclean spirit.”

NASB 1977
because they were saying, “He has an unclean spirit.”

Amplified Bible
[Jesus said this] because the scribes and Pharisees were [attributing His miracles to Satan by] saying, “He has an unclean spirit.”

Christian Standard Bible
because they were saying, “He has an unclean spirit.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
because they were saying, “He has an unclean spirit.”

American Standard Version
because they said, He hath an unclean spirit.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because they were saying, “He has a foul spirit.”

Contemporary English Version
Jesus said this because the people were saying that he had an evil spirit in him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because they said: He hath an unclean spirit.

Good News Translation
Jesus said this because some people were saying, "He has an evil spirit in him.")

International Standard Version
…because they had been saying, "He has an unclean spirit."

Literal Standard Version
because they said, He has an unclean spirit.”

New American Bible
For they had said, “He has an unclean spirit.”

NET Bible
(because they said, "He has an unclean spirit").

New Revised Standard Version
for they had said, “He has an unclean spirit.”

New Heart English Bible
because they said, "He has an unclean spirit."

Weymouth New Testament
This was because they said, "He is possessed by a foul spirit."

World English Bible
--because they said, "He has an unclean spirit."

Young's Literal Translation
because they said, 'He hath an unclean spirit.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Unpardonable Sin
29But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; he is guilty of eternal sin.” 30Jesus made this statement because they were saying, “He has an unclean spirit.” 31Then Jesus’ mother and brothers came and stood outside. They sent someone in to summon Him,…

Cross References
Mark 3:29
But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; he is guilty of eternal sin."

Mark 3:31
Then Jesus' mother and brothers came and stood outside. They sent someone in to summon Him,


Treasury of Scripture

Because they said, He has an unclean spirit.

Mark 3:22
And the scribes which came down from Jerusalem said, He hath Beelzebub, and by the prince of the devils casteth he out devils.

John 10:20
And many of them said, He hath a devil, and is mad; why hear ye him?











(30) Because they said.--This, it will be noted, is peculiar to St. Mark. It is as though he would explain to his readers what it was that had called forth so awful a warning. He does not absolutely identify what had been said with the sin against the Holy Ghost, but it tended to that sin, and therefore made the warning necessary.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
[ Jesus made this statement ] because
Ὅτι (Hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

they were claiming,
ἔλεγον (elegon)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

“He has
ἔχει (echei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

an unclean
ἀκάθαρτον (akatharton)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 169: Unclean, impure. Impure (lewd) or specially, (demonic).

spirit.”
Πνεῦμα (Pneuma)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 4151: Wind, breath, spirit.


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