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Matthew 12 :: New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:1 - At that [fn]time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath, and His disciples became hungry and began to pick the heads of grain and eat.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:2 - But when the Pharisees saw this, they said to Him, “Look, Your disciples do what is not lawful to do on a Sabbath.”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:3 - But He said to them, “Have you not read what David did when he became hungry, he and his companions,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:4 - how he entered the house of God, and they ate the [fn]consecrated bread, which was not lawful for him to eat nor for those with him, but for the priests alone?

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:5 - “Or have you not read in the Law, that on the Sabbath the priests in the temple [fn]break the Sabbath and are innocent?

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:6 - “But I say to you that something greater than the temple is here.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:7 - “But if you had known what this [fn]means, ‘I DESIRE [fn]COMPASSION, AND NOT A SACRIFICE,’ you would not have condemned the innocent.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:8 - “For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:9 - Departing from there, He went into their synagogue.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:10 - And a man was there whose hand was withered. And they questioned [fn]Jesus, asking, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?”—so that they might accuse Him.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:11 - And He said to them, “What man [fn]is there among you who [fn]has a sheep, and if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will he not take hold of it and lift it out?

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:12 - “How much more valuable then is a man than a sheep! So then, it is lawful to do [fn]good on the Sabbath.”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:13 - Then He *said to the man, “Stretch out your hand!” He stretched it out, and it was restored to [fn]normal, like the other.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:14 - But the Pharisees went out and [fn]conspired against Him, as to how they might destroy Him.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:15 - But Jesus, [fn]aware of this, withdrew from there. Many followed Him, and He healed them all,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:16 - and warned them not to [fn]tell who He was.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:17 - This was to fulfill what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet:

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:18 - “BEHOLD, MY [fn]SERVANT WHOM I [fn]HAVE CHOSEN;
MY BELOVED IN WHOM MY SOUL [fn]is WELL-PLEASED;
I WILL PUT MY SPIRIT UPON HIM,
AND HE SHALL PROCLAIM [fn]JUSTICE TO THE [fn]GENTILES.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:19 - “HE WILL NOT QUARREL, NOR CRY OUT;
NOR WILL ANYONE HEAR HIS VOICE IN THE STREETS.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:20 - “A BATTERED REED HE WILL NOT BREAK OFF,
AND A SMOLDERING WICK HE WILL NOT PUT OUT,
UNTIL HE [fn]LEADS [fn]JUSTICE TO VICTORY.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:21 - “AND IN HIS NAME THE [fn]GENTILES WILL HOPE.”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:22 - Then a demon-possessed man who was blind and mute was brought to [fn]Jesus, and He healed him, so that the mute man spoke and saw.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:23 - All the crowds were amazed, and were saying, “This man cannot be the Son of David, can he?”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:24 - But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, “This man casts out demons only by [fn]Beelzebul the ruler of the demons.”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:25 - And knowing their thoughts Jesus said to them, “[fn]Any kingdom divided against itself is laid waste; and [fn]any city or house divided against itself will not stand.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:26 - “If Satan casts out Satan, he [fn]is divided against himself; how then will his kingdom stand?

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:27 - “If I by [fn]Beelzebul cast out demons, by whom do your sons cast them out? For this reason they will be your judges.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:28 - “But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:29 - “Or how can anyone enter the strong man’s house and carry off his property, unless he first binds the strong man? And then he will plunder his house.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:30 - “He who is not with Me is against Me; and he who does not gather with Me scatters.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:31 - “Therefore I say to you, any sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven people, but blasphemy against the Spirit shall not be forgiven.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:32 - “Whoever [fn]speaks a word against the Son of Man, it shall be forgiven him; but whoever [fn]speaks against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, either in this age or in the age to come.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:33 - “Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for the tree is known by its fruit.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:34 - “You brood of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak [fn]what is good? For the mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:35 - “The good man brings out of his good treasure [fn]what is good; and the evil man brings out of his evil treasure [fn]what is evil.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:36 - “But I tell you that every [fn]careless word that people [fn]speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the day of judgment.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:37 - “For [fn]by your words you will be justified, and [fn]by your words you will be condemned.”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:38 - Then some of the scribes and Pharisees said to Him, “Teacher, we want to see a [fn]sign from You.”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:39 - But He answered and said to them, “An evil and adulterous generation craves for a [fn]sign; and yet no [fn]sign will be given to it but the [fn]sign of Jonah the prophet;

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:40 - for just 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:41 - “The men of Nineveh will stand up with this generation at the judgment, and will condemn it because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and behold, something greater than Jonah is here.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:42 - The Queen of the South will rise up with this generation at the judgment and will condemn it, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold, something greater than Solomon is here.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:43 - “Now when the unclean spirit goes out of a man, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, and does not find it.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:44 - “Then it says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came’; and when it comes, it finds it unoccupied, swept, and put in order.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:45 - “Then it goes and takes along with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there; and the last state of that man becomes worse than the first. That is the way it will also be with this evil generation.”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:46 - While He was still speaking to the crowds, behold, His mother and brothers were standing outside, seeking to speak to Him.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:47 - Someone said to Him, “Behold, Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside seeking to speak to You.”[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:48 - But [fn]Jesus answered the one who was telling Him and said, “Who is My mother and who are My brothers?”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:49 - And stretching out His hand toward His disciples, He said, “Behold My mother and My brothers!

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:50 - “For whoever does the will of My Father who is in heaven, he is My brother and sister and mother.”
NASB Footnotes
Or, occasion
Or, showbread; lit loaves of presentation
Or, profane
Literally: is
Or, mercy
Literally: Him
Literally: will be from you
Literally: will have
Literally: well
Literally: health
Literally: took counsel
Literally: knowing
Literally: make Him known
Literally: Child
Literally: chose
Or, took pleasure
Or, judgment
Or, nations
Or, puts forth
Or, judgment
Or, nations
Literally: Him
Or, Beezebul; i.e. ruler of demons
Literally: Every
Literally: was
V 24, note 1
Literally: will speak
Literally: good things
Literally: good things
Literally: evil things
Or, useless
Literally: will speak
Or, in accordance with
I.e. attesting miracle
I.e. attesting miracle
This verse is not found in early mss
Literally: He

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