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The New Testament: The Gospel According to St. Matthew: Chapter 12

{18} Behold, my servant whom I have chosen; My beloved in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my Spirit upon him, And he shall declare judgment to the Gentiles.

{19} He shall not strive, nor cry aloud; Neither shall any one hear his voice in the streets.

{20} A bruised reed shall he not break, And smoking flax shall he not quench, Till he send forth judgment unto victory.

{21} And in his name shall the Gentiles hope.

{22} Then was brought unto him one possessed with a demon, blind and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the dumb man spake and saw.

{23} And all the multitudes were amazed, and said, Can this be the son of David?

{24} But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This man doth not cast out demons, but by Beelzebub the prince of the demons.

{25} And knowing their thoughts he said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:

{26} and if Satan casteth out Satan, he is divided against himself; how then shall his kingdom stand?

{27} And if I by Beelzebub cast out demons, by whom do your sons cast them out? therefore shall they be your judges.

{28} But if I by the Spirit of God cast out demons, then is the kingdom of God come upon you.

{29} Or how can one enter into the house of the strong [man,] and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong [man]? and then he will spoil his house.

{30} He that is not with me is against me, and he that gathereth not with me scattereth.

{31} Therefore I say unto you, Every sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men; but the blasphemy against the Spirit shall not be forgiven.

{32} And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him; but whosoever shall speak against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, nor in that which is to come.

{33} Either make the tree good, and its fruit good; or make the tree corrupt, and its fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by its fruit.

{34} Ye offspring of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

{35} The good man out of his good treasure bringeth forth good things: and the evil man out of his evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.

{36} And I say unto you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

{37} For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

{38} Then certain of the scribes and Pharisees answered him, saying, Teacher, we would see a sign from thee.

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