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Luke: 11
14HE WAS DRIVING OUT a devil which was dumb; and when the devil had come out, the dumb man began to speak. 15The people were astonished, but some of them said, 'It is by Beelzebub prince of devils that he drives the devils out.' 16Others, by way of a test, demanded of him a sign from heaven. 17But he knew what was in their minds, and said, 'Every kingdom divided against itself goes to ruin, and a divided household falls. 18Equally if Satan is divided against is himself, how can his kingdom stand?—since, as you would have it, I drive out the devils by Beelzebub. 19If it is by Beelzebub that I cast out devils, by whom do your own people drive them out? If this is your argument, they themselves will refute you. 20But if it is by the finger of God that I drive out the devils, then be sure the kingdom of God has already come upon you.
21'When a strong man fully armed is on guard over his castle his possessions are safe. 22But when someone stronger comes upon him and overpowers him, he carries off the arms and armour on which the man had relied and divides the plunder.
23'He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me scatters. [Some witnesses add: me.]

Matthew: 12
22THEN THEY BROUGHT HIM a man who was possessed; he was blind and dumb; and Jesus cured him, restoring both speech and sight. 23The bystanders were all amazed, and the word went round: 'Can this be the Son of David?' 24But when the Pharisees heard it they said, 'It is only by Beelzebub prince of devils that this man drives the devils out.'
25He knew what was in their minds; so he said to them, 'Every kingdom divided against itself goes to ruin; and no town, no household, that is divided against itself can stand. 26And if it is Satan who casts out Satan, Satan is divided against himself; how then can his kingdom stand? 27And if it is by Beelzebub that I cast out devils, by whom do your own people drive them out? If this is your argument, they themselves will refute you. 28But if it is by the Spirit of God that I drive out the devils, then be sure the kingdom of God has already come upon you.
29'Or again, how can anyone break into a strong man's house and make off with his goods unless he has first tied the strong man up before ransacking the house?
30'He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me scatters.
31'And so I tell you this: no sin, no slander, is beyond forgiveness for men, except slander spoken against the Spirit, and that will not be forgiven. 32Any man who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven; but if anyone speaks against the Holy Spirit, for him there is no forgiveness, either in this age or in the age to come.

Mark: 3
20He entered a house; and once more such a crowd collected round them that they had no chance to eat. 21When his family heard of this, they set out to take charge of him; for people were saying that he was out of his mind. [Or: of him. 'He is out of his mind', they said.] 22The doctors of the law, too, who had come down from Jerusalem, said, 'He is possessed by Beelzebub', and, 'He drives out devils by the prince of devils.' 23So he called them to come forward, and spoke to them in parables: 'How can Satan drive out Satan? 24If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand; 25if a household is divided against itself, that house will never stand; 26and if Satan is in rebellion against himself, he is divided and cannot stand; and that is the end of him.
27'On the other hand, no one can break into a strong man's house and make off with his goods unless he has first tied the strong man up; then he can ransack the house.
28'I tell you this: no sin, no slander, is beyond forgiveness for men; 29but whoever slanders the Holy Spirit can never be forgiven; he is guilty of eternal sin.' 30He said this because they had declared that he was possessed by an unclean spirit.

Luke: 12
10'Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will receive forgiveness; but for him who slanders the Holy Spirit there will be no forgiveness.

Notes: The most generally known harmonies of the Gospels are based upon the Huck-Lietzmann Synopsis (1936) of the three gospels and Sparks' Synopsis (1964) of four gospels. Many of the passages in these harmonies are too short to display in a useful manner on a web-page.
The katapi New Study Bible Synopsis of the Gospels is based upon the headings displayed in the New Study Bible reference table which in turn follows the headings printed in the United Bible Societies' New Testament in Greek. These sections are more useful for bible study. Columns are arranged so that the first column is your chosen heading from the bible passage list (highlighted). The harmonies that follow across the web-page are then in the normally accepted order.
For Old Testament references quoted by New Testament authors, you should either go back to the passage listing web-page and select the link on the 'version' column; or click on the column heading and search through the chapter for the relevant passage; than select the OT passage from the reference column.

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