Matthew 12:26
New International Version
If Satan drives out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then can his kingdom stand?

New Living Translation
And if Satan is casting out Satan, he is divided and fighting against himself. His own kingdom will not survive.

English Standard Version
And if Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then will his kingdom stand?

Berean Study Bible
If Satan drives out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then can his kingdom stand?

Berean Literal Bible
And if Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then will his kingdom stand?

New American Standard Bible
"If Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself; how then will his kingdom stand?

King James Bible
And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?

Christian Standard Bible
If Satan drives out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then will his kingdom stand?

Contemporary English Version
So if Satan fights against himself, how can his kingdom last?

Good News Translation
So if one group is fighting another in Satan's kingdom, this means that it is already divided into groups and will soon fall apart!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If Satan drives out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then will his kingdom stand?

International Standard Version
So if Satan drives out Satan, he is divided against himself. How, then, can his kingdom stand?

NET Bible
So if Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then will his kingdom stand?

New Heart English Bible
And if Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then will his kingdom stand?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And if Satan casts out Satan, he has been divided against himself; how therefore will his Kingdom stand?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If Satan forces Satan out, he is divided against himself. How, then, can his kingdom last?

New American Standard 1977
“And if Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself; how then shall his kingdom stand?

Jubilee Bible 2000
and if Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom remain?

King James 2000 Bible
And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?

American King James Version
And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?

American Standard Version
and if Satan casteth out Satan, he is divided against himself; how then shall his kingdom stand?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself: how then shall his kingdom stand?

Darby Bible Translation
And if Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself; how then shall his kingdom subsist?

English Revised Version
and if Satan casteth out Satan, he is divided against himself; how then shall his kingdom stand?

Webster's Bible Translation
And if Satan casteth out Satan, he is divided against himself; how then shall his kingdom stand?

Weymouth New Testament
And if Satan is expelling Satan, he has begun to make war on himself: how therefore shall his kingdom last?

World English Bible
If Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then will his kingdom stand?

Young's Literal Translation
and if the Adversary doth cast out the Adversary, against himself he was divided, how then doth his kingdom stand?
Study Bible
A House Divided
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. 26If Satan drives out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then can his kingdom stand? 27And 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 9:34
But the Pharisees said, "It is by the prince of demons that He drives out demons."

Matthew 13:19
When anyone hears the message of the kingdom but does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is the seed sown along the path.

Treasury of Scripture

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

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John 12:31
Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.

John 14:30
Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.

John 16:11
Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.







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.

drives 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.

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

he is divided
ἐμερίσθη (emeristhē)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3307: From meros; to part, i.e. to apportion, bestow, share, or to disunite, differ.

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!

then
οὖν (oun)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3767: Therefore, then. Apparently a primary word; certainly, or accordingly.

{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.
(26) If Satan cast out Satan.--In the Greek the name has the article in both places, as pointing to the one great adversary. It is not that one Satan casts out another, but that he, on the assumption of the Pharisees, casts out himself. Satan is not personally identified with the demon, the deaf or dumb spirit, that had possessed the man, but the language implies that where evil enters into the soul, Satan enters also. (Comp. John 13:27.) There is, as it were, a seeming ubiquity, a solidarite, in the power of evil, as there is admittedly in the sovereign power of good.

Verse 26. - And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then. The transposition in the Revised Version to how then shall brings out more distinctly the fact that then is not temporal, but argumentative (οϋν.). His kingdom stand? To De Wette's objection that Satan might perhaps do such a thing once so as to gain in other ways, Meyer answers that our Lord is referring to the practice of casting out devils, which, as such, is certainly directed against Satan. 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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