New International Version
If Satan drives out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then can his kingdom stand?
King James Bible
And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?
Darby Bible Translation
And if Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself; how then shall his kingdom subsist?
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?
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
If Satan cast out Satan - A good cause will produce a good effect, and an evil cause an evil effect. Were I on Satan's side, I would act for his interest and confirm his influence among you; but I oppose his maxims by my doctrine, and his influence by my power.
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'But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This man doth not cast out demons, but by Beelzebub, the prince of the demons.'--MATT. xii. 24. Mark's Gospel tells us that this astonishing explanation of Christ and His work was due to the ingenious malice of an ecclesiastical deputation, sent down from Jerusalem to prevent the simple folk in Galilee from being led away by this new Teacher. They must have been very hard put to it to explain undeniable but unwelcome facts, when they hazarded such a preposterous …
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Jesus said to him, "Away from me, Satan! For it is written: 'Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.'"
But the Pharisees said, "It is by the prince of demons that he drives out demons."
When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in their heart. This is the seed sown along the path.
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