Matthew 12:24
New International Version
But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, "It is only by Beelzebul, the prince of demons, that this fellow drives out demons."

New Living Translation
But when the Pharisees heard about the miracle, they said, "No wonder he can cast out demons. He gets his power from Satan, the prince of demons."

English Standard Version
But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, “It is only by Beelzebul, the prince of demons, that this man casts out demons.”

Berean Study Bible
But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, “Only by Beelzebul, the prince of the demons, does this man drive out demons.”

Berean Literal Bible
And the Pharisees having heard, said, "This man casts out the demons only by Beelzebul, the prince of the demons."

New American Standard Bible
But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, "This man casts out demons only by Beelzebul the ruler of the demons."

King James Bible
But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.

Christian Standard Bible
When the Pharisees heard this, they said, "This man drives out demons only by Beelzebul, the ruler of the demons."

Contemporary English Version
When the Pharisees heard this, they said, "He forces out demons by the power of Beelzebul, the ruler of the demons!"

Good News Translation
When the Pharisees heard this, they replied, "He drives out demons only because their ruler Beelzebul gives him power to do so."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When the Pharisees heard this, they said, "The man drives out demons only by Beelzebul, the ruler of the demons."

International Standard Version
But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, "This man drives out demons only by Beelzebul, the ruler of the demons."

NET Bible
But when the Pharisees heard this they said, "He does not cast out demons except by the power of Beelzebul, the ruler of demons!"

New Heart English Bible
But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, "This man does not cast out demons, except by Beelzebul, the prince of the demons."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But the Pharisees, when they heard, they were saying, “This one does not cast out demons except by Beelzebub the prince of demons.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When the Pharisees heard this, they said, "This man can force demons out of people only with the help of Beelzebul, the ruler of demons."

New American Standard 1977
But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, “This man casts out demons only by Beelzebul the ruler of the demons.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow does not cast out demons but by Beelzebub the prince of the demons.

King James 2000 Bible
But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow does not cast out demons, but by Beelzebub the prince of the demons.

American King James Version
But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow does not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.

American Standard Version
But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This man doth not cast out demons, but by Beelzebub the prince of the demons.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the Pharisees hearing it, said: This man casteth not out the devils but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.

Darby Bible Translation
But the Pharisees, having heard [it], said, This [man] does not cast out demons, but by Beelzebub, prince of demons.

English Revised Version
But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This man doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.

Webster's Bible Translation
But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This man doth not cast out demons, but by Beelzebub the prince of the demons.

Weymouth New Testament
The Pharisees heard it and said, "This man only expels demons by the power of Baal-zebul, the Prince of demons."

World English Bible
But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, "This man does not cast out demons, except by Beelzebul, the prince of the demons."

Young's Literal Translation
but the Pharisees having heard, said, 'This one doth not cast out demons, except by Beelzeboul, ruler of the demons.'
Study Bible
A House Divided
23The crowds were all amazed and asked, “Could this be the Son of David?” 24But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, “Only by Beelzebul, the prince of the demons, does this man drive out demons.” 25Knowing their thoughts, Jesus said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself will be laid waste, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand.…
Cross References
Matthew 9:32
As they were leaving, a demon-possessed man who was mute was brought to Jesus.

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

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!

Luke 11:14
One day Jesus was driving out a demon that was mute. And when the demon was gone, the man who had been mute spoke. The crowds were amazed,

Treasury of Scripture

But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow does not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.

when.

Matthew 9:34
But the Pharisees said, He casteth out devils through the prince of the devils.

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.

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

Beelzebub.

Matthew 12:27
And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges.







Lexicon
But when
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

[the] Pharisees
Φαρισαῖοι (Pharisaioi)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 5330: Of Hebrew origin; a separatist, i.e. Exclusively religious; a Pharisean, i.e. Jewish sectary.

heard this,
ἀκούσαντες (akousantes)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 191: To hear, listen, comprehend by hearing; pass: is heard, reported. A primary verb; to hear.

they said,
εἶπον (eipon)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

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

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.

[the] prince
ἄρχοντι (archonti)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 758: Present participle of archo; a first.

of the
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

demons,
δαιμονίων (daimoniōn)
Noun - Genitive 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.

{does} this [man]
Οὗτος (Houtos)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

drive out
ἐκβάλλει (ekballei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
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.
(24) Beelzebub the prince of the devils.--(See Notes on Matthew 9:34; Matthew 10:25.) The words appear to have been whispered by the Pharisees among the people. They were not addressed to Jesus. The charge is significant as showing that the Pharisees admitted the reality of the work of healing which they had witnessed, and were driven to explain it by assuming demoniacal agency.

Verse 24. - (On the relation of this verse to Matthew 9:34, see notes there.) But when the Pharisees. Not further defined here, but in Mark 3:22 spoken of as "the scribes that had come down from Jerusalem." Heard it, they said, This fellow; man (Revised Version); οῦτος (cf. Matthew 9:3, note). Observe that οῦτος (in Matthew only) here answers to the οῦτος of ver. 23. "This man" is at once the object of hope in the minds of the multitudes, and of the deepest opposition on the part of the Pharisees. Doth not cast out devils, but. In the parallel passages there is merely a direct assertion that he does it by Beelzebub; here there is a denial of his power to do it by any other agency. Does Matthew's version express rather the process of their deliberation, and that of Mark and Luke the final result? (On the Jewish tradition that our Lord performed miracles by magic, see Matthew 2:14, note, and Lightfoot, 'Hor. Hebr.,' here.) By; in, Revised Version, margin (Matthew 9:34, note). Beelzebub (Matthew 10:25, note). The prince. Better omit the article, ἄρχοντι giving, so to speak, his official title. Of the devils. 12:22-30 A soul under Satan's power, and led captive by him, is blind in the things of God, and dumb at the throne of grace; sees nothing, and says nothing to the purpose. Satan blinds the eyes by unbelief, and seals up the lips from prayer. The more people magnified Christ, the more desirous the Pharisees were to vilify him. It was evident that if Satan aided Jesus in casting out devils, the kingdom of hell was divided against itself; how then could it stand! And if they said that Jesus cast out devils by the prince of the devils, they could not prove that their children cast them out by any other power. There are two great interests in the world; and when unclean spirits are cast out by the Holy Spirit, in the conversion of sinners to a life of faith and obedience, the kingdom of God is come unto us. All who do not aid or rejoice in such a change are against Christ.
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