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Chapter 12

Matt. 12:1 At that time Jesus went on the Sabbath day through the corn; and His disciples were hungry and began to pluck the ears of corn and to eat.

Matt. 12:2 But when the Pharisees saw it, they said to Him, behold, Your disciples do that which is not lawful to do on the Sabbath day.

Matt. 12:3 But He said to them, have you not read what David did, when he was hungry, and they that were with him;

Matt. 12:4 how he entered into the house of God, and ate the showbread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for those who were with him, but only for the priests?

Matt. 12:5 Or have you not read in the Law, that on the Sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath, and are blameless?

Matt. 12:6 But I say to you that in this place there is one greater than the temple.

Matt. 12:7 But if you had known what this means, I desire mercy, and not sacrifice, you would not have condemned the guiltless.

Matt. 12:8 For the Son of man is Lord even on the Sabbath day.

Matt. 12:9 When He had departed from there, He went into their synagogue:

Matt. 12:10 and, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. So, they asked Him, saying, is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath days? That they might accuse Him.

Matt. 12:11 He said to them, what man will there be among you, that will have one sheep, and if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath day, will he not lay hold of it, and lift it out?

Matt. 12:12 How much then is a man better than a sheep? Therefore, it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath days.

Matt. 12:13 Then He said to the man, stretch out your hand. So, he stretched it out; and it was restored whole, just as the other.

Matt. 12:14 Then the Pharisees went out, and held a council against Him, how they might destroy Him.

Matt. 12:15 But when Jesus knew it, He withdrew Himself from there: and great multitudes followed Him, and He healed them all;

Matt. 12:16 and charged them that they should not make Him known:

Matt. 12:17 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying,

Matt. 12:18 behold My Child, whom I have chosen; My beloved, in whom My soul is well pleased: I will put My Spirit on Him, and He will declare judgment to the nations.

Matt. 12:19 He will not strive, nor cry; neither will any man hear His voice in the streets.

Matt. 12:20 A bruised reed He will not break, and smoking flax He will not quench, until He sends out judgment to victory.

Matt. 12:21 For in His name the nations will hope.

Matt. 12:22 Then was brought to Him one possessed with a demon, blind, and mute: and He healed him, so much so that the blind and mute man both spoke and saw.

Matt. 12:23 And all the people were amazed, and said, is this not the son of David?

Matt. 12:24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, this fellow does not cast out demons, but by Beelzebub the prince of the demons.

Matt. 12:25 But Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to them, every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself will not stand:

Matt. 12:26 if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how will then his kingdom stand?

Matt. 12:27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out demons by who do your children cast them out? Therefore they will be your judges.

Matt. 12:28 But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come to you!

Matt. 12:29 Or else how can one enter into a strong man’s house, and seize his property, unless he first binds the strong man? Then he will plunder his house.

Matt. 12:30 He that is not with Me is against Me; and he that does not scatter with Me scatters abroad.

Matt. 12:31 Therefore I say to you, all manner of sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven men.

Matt. 12:32 Whoever speaks a word against the Son of man, it will be forgiven him: but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, neither in this Old Covenant Age, or in the one about to come.

Matt. 12:33 Either make the tree good, and its fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and its fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by its fruit.

Matt. 12:34 O generation of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

Matt. 12:35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart brings forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.

Matt. 12:36 But I say to you, that every idle word that men will speak, they will give account of it in the Day of Judgment.

Matt. 12:37 For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.

Matt. 12:38 Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from You.

Matt. 12:39 But He answered and said to them, an evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign; and there will no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonah:

Matt. 12:40 For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the sea monster’s belly; so, will the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

Matt. 12:41 The men of Nineveh will rise in judgment with this generation and will condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and behold, one greater than Jonah is here.

Matt. 12:42 The queen of the South will rise up in the judgment with this generation and will condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the inhabited earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold, one greater than Solomon is here.

Matt. 12:43 When an unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walks through dry places, seeking rest, and finds none.

Matt. 12:44 Then he says, I will return into my house from where I came out; and when he returns, he finds it empty, swept, and put in order.

Matt. 12:45 Then goes he and takes with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. That is the way it will also be with this wicked generation.”

Matt. 12:46 While He yet talked to the people, behold, His mother and His brothers stood outside, wanting to speak with Him.

Matt. 12:47 Then one said to Him, behold, Your mother and Your brothers stand outside, wanting to speak with You.

Matt. 12:48 But He answered and said to him that told Him, who is My mother? And who are My brothers?

Matt. 12:49 Then He stretched out His hand toward His disciples, and said, behold My mother and My brothers!

Matt. 12:50 For whoever will do the will of My Father who is in heaven, the same is My brother, and sister, and mother.