14 And he was casting out a demon, and the man was mute. But when he had cast out the demon, the mute man spoke, and so the crowds were amazed.
15 But some of them said, "It is by Beelzebub, the leader of demons, that he casts out demons."
16 And others, testing him, required a sign from heaven of him.
17 But when he perceived their thoughts, he said to them: "Every kingdom divided against itself will become desolate, and house will fall upon house.
18 So then, if Satan is also divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? For you say that it is by Beelzebub that I cast out demons.
19 But if I cast out demons by Beelzebub, by whom do your own sons cast them out? Therefore, they shall be your judges.
20 Moreover, if it is by the finger of God that I cast out demons, then certainly the kingdom of God has overtaken you.
21 When a strong armed man guards his entrance, the things that he possesses are at peace.
22 But if a stronger one, overwhelming him, has defeated him, he will take away all his weapons, in which he trusted, and he will distribute his spoils.
23 Whoever is not with me, is against me. And whoever does not gather with me, scatters.
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