New Living Translation
And if Satan is casting out Satan, he is divided and fighting against himself. His own kingdom will not survive.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:26 How shall his kingdom be established - Does not that subtle spirit know thin is not the way to establish his kingdom?
LibraryOn the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xii. 33, "Either Make the Tree Good, and Its Fruit Good," Etc.
1. The Lord Jesus hath admonished us, that we be good trees, and that so we may be able to bear good fruits. For He saith, "Either make the tree good, and his fruit good, or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt, for the tree is known by his fruit."  When He says, "Make the tree good, and his fruit good;" this of course is not an admonition, but a wholesome precept, to which obedience is necessary. But when He saith, "Make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt;" this is not a …
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"Get out of here, Satan," Jesus told him. "For the Scriptures say, 'You must worship the LORD your God and serve only him.'"
But the Pharisees said, "He can cast out demons because he is empowered by the prince of demons."
The seed that fell on the footpath represents those who hear the message about the Kingdom and don't understand it. Then the evil one comes and snatches away the seed that was planted in their hearts.
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