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One possessed with a demon, blind and mute, was brought to him.

He cured him so the blind and mute both spoke and saw. And all the crowds wondered, and said :

Can this be the Son of David ?” But when the Pharisees heard it, they said :

“This man does not drive out demons but by Beelzebub, the prince of the demons."

He noticed their thoughts, and said to them : Every kingdom divided against itself

Is brought to desolation.
Every city or house divided against itself

Will not stand.
If Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against

himself. How then shall his kingdom stand?

If Beelzebub drives out demons,

By whom do your sons drive them out?

So they will be your judges. But if I drive out demons by the Spirit of God,

Then the kingdom of God has come upon you. How can any one enter a strong man's house

And spoil his goods,
Except he first bind the strong man?

And then he will spoil his house.
He who is not with me is against me,
He who gathers not with me scatters abroad.


So I tell you
All kinds of sin and blasphemy,

Will be forgiven men.
But the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit

Will not be forgiven them.
Whoever speaks a word against the Son of man,

It will be forgiven him. But whoever shall speak against the Holy Spirit,

It will not be forgiven him, Neither in this world,

Nor in the world to come.

Either make the tree good and its fruit good,
Or else make the tree corrupt and its fruit

For the tree is known by its fruit.

O you brood of vipers !
How can you, being evil,

Speak good things?
For out of the abundance of the heart,

The mouth speaks.
A good man out of the good treasure of his

heart, Brings out good things. A bad man out of his bad treasure,

Brings out bad things. But I tell you :

Every idle word which men will speak,

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judgment. For by your words you will be justified,

By your words you will be condemned. Then certain of the scribes and Pharisees answered him:

“ Master, we wish to see a sign from you.” But he answered them : “A wicked and faithless generation is seek

ing after a sign,
And no sign will be given it but the sign of

Jonah the prophet.
For as Jonah was three days and three nights

in the belly of the sea monster,
So will the Son of man be three days and

three nights in the heart of the earth. The men of Nineveh will stand up in the

judgment with this generation,
And will' condemn it.
For they repented at the preaching of Jonah,

And a greater than Jonah is here.

queen of the south will rise up in the

judgment with this generation,
And will condemn it.
For she came from the ends of the earth to

hear the wisdom of Solomon.
And a greater than Solomon is here.


But the unclean spirit,
When he has gone out of the man,
Passes through waterless places,
Seeking rest and finds none.

Then he says : I will return to my house
From which I came out,
And when he has come he finds it
Empty, swept, and adorned.
Then he goes and takes with himself,
Seven other spirits more evil than himself.
And they enter in
And dwell there.
And the last state of that man
Becomes worse than the first.
It will be the same also
With this wicked generation."

He was still speaking to the crowds when his mother and his brothers were standing outside, seeking to speak to him.

Some one said to him:

“ Look, your mother and your brothers are standing outside desiring to speak with you."

He answered him who told him : “ Who is my

mother? And who are my brothers ?” And he stretched out his hand towards his disciples: “Look, my mother, and my brothers. For whoever shall do the will of my

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Father in Heaven, he is my brother and sister and mother."

That day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the sea. And there were gathered to him great crowds, so he got into a boat and sat, and the whole crowd stood on the beach. And he said many things to them in parables :

Look, the sower went out to sow.

As he was sowing some seeds fell by the road, and the birds came and devoured them.

Others fell on the rocky places, where they had not much earth, and they at once sprang up because they had no depth of earth, and when the sun was risen, they were scorched, and because they had no root they withered away.

Others fell among the thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them,

Others fell on the good ground and yielded fruit, some a hundred fold, some sixty, some thirty.

He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”

The disciples came and said to him : "Why do you speak to them in parables?” “To you it is given to know the secret coun

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