Christ reproveth the blindness of the Pharisees concerning the breach of the Sabbath,
Matthew 12:1 In that season, went Jesus, on, the sabbath, through the cornfields,and, his disciples, hungered, and began to pluck ears of corn, and to eat. Matthew 12:2 But, the Pharisees, observing it, said unto him, Lo! thy disciples, are doing what is not allowed to do, on sabbath.
Matthew 12:3 And he said unto them, have ye never read what, David, did, when he hungered, and they who were with him? how Matthew 12:4 he entered into the house of God and, the presence-bread, did eat, which it was not, allowable, for him to eat, nor for them who were with him,save for the priests, alone? Matthew 12:5 Or have ye not read, in the law, that, on the sabbaths, the priests, in the temple, the sabbath, profane, and are, blameless? Matthew 12:6 But I say unto you,Something greater than the Temple, is here! Matthew 12:7 If, however, ye had known what this meanethMercy, I desire, and not, sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the blameless; Matthew 12:8 For, the Son of Man, is, Lord of the Sabbath. Matthew 12:9 And, passing on from thence, he came into their synagogue;
Matthew 12:10 and lo! a man having, a withered hand, and they questioned him, saying, Is it allowable, on the sabbath, to heal? that they might accuse him. Matthew 12:11 And said unto them, What man, from among yourselves, [shall there be],Who shall have one sheep, and, if this should fall, on the sabbath, into a pit, will not lay hold of it, and raise it? Matthew 12:12 How much better, then, a man, than, a sheep? So that it is allowable, on the sabbath, nobly, to act.
and by a miracle.
Matthew 12:13 Then saith he unto the man, Stretch forth thy hand! And he stretched it forth,and it was restored, whole, as the other.
Matthew 12:14 And the Pharisees, going forth, took, counsel, against him, to the end that, him, they might destroy. Matthew 12:15 But, Jesus, taking note, retired from thence,and many followed him, and he cured them all; Matthew 12:16 and straitly charged them, lest they should make him, manifest: Matthew 12:17 that it might be fulfilled, which was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying: Matthew 12:18 Lo! my servant, whom I have chosen, My beloved, in whom, my soul, delighteth,I will put my Spirit upon him, and, justice, unto the nations, will he report: Matthew 12:19 He will not strive, nor will he cry out, nor shall any hear, in the broadways, his voice: Matthew 12:20 A bruised cane, will he not break, and, a smoking wick, will he not quench,until he urge on, justice, to victory, Matthew 12:21 And, in his name, shall nations hope.
He healeth the man possessed that was blind and dumb.
Matthew 12:22 Then they brought unto him, one demonized, blind and dumb,and he cured him, so that the dumb did speak and see. Matthew 12:23 And all the multitudes were beside themselves, and were saying, Can, this one, be, the Son of David? Matthew 12:24 But, the Pharisees, hearing it, said, This one, doth not cast out the demons, save in Beelzebul ruler of the demons. Matthew 12:25 And, knowing their inward thoughts, he said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself, is laid waste,and, no city or house divided against itself, will stand; Matthew 12:26 And, if, Satan, is casting, Satan, out, against himself, hath he become divided,How then shall, his kingdom, stand? Matthew 12:27 And, if, I, in Beelzebul, am casting out the demons, In whom are, your sons, casting them out? Wherefore, they, shall be, judges of you. Matthew 12:28 But, if, in God's Spirit, I, am casting out the demons, then doubtless hath come upon you unawares, the kingdom of God! Matthew 12:29 Or how can one enter the house of the mighty and, seize his goods, unless, first, he bind the mighty one? and, then, his house, he will plunder. Matthew 12:30 He that is no with me, is, against me,and, he that gathereth not with me, scattereth
Blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall never be forgiven.
Matthew 12:31 Wherefore, I say unto you, All sin and profane speaking, shall be forgiven unto men,but, the speaking profanely of the Spirit, shall not be forgiven; Matthew 12:32 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, either in this age, or the coming. Matthew 12:33 Either make the tree good, and its fruit good, or make the tree worthless, and its fruit worthless; for, from the fruit, the tree is known. Matthew 12:34 Broods of vipers! How can ye speak, good things, being, evil? For, out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaketh. Matthew 12:35 The good man, out of the good treasure, putteth forth, good things; and, the evil man, out of the evil treasure, putteth forth, evil things.
Account shall be made of idle words.
Matthew 12:36 But I say unto you, That, every useless expression that men shall utter, they shall render, concerning it, an account, in a day of judgment; Matthew 12:37 For, by thy words, shalt thou be, justified, and, by thy words, shalt thou be condemned.
He rebuketh the unfaithful, who seek after a sign:
Matthew 12:38 Then, answered him, certain of the Scribes and Pharisees, saying, Teacher! we desire of thee, a sign, to behold. Matthew 12:39 But, he, answering, said unto them, A wicked and adulterous generation, a sign, doth seek, and, a sign, will not be, given, it, save the sign of Jonah the prophet. Matthew 12:40 For, just as was Jonah in the belly of the sea-monster three days and three nights, so, will be the Son of Man, in the heart of the earth, three days and three nights. Matthew 12:41 Men of Nineveh, will rise up in the judgment, with this generation, and will condemn it,because they repented into the proclamation of Jonah; and lo! something greater than Jonah, here. Matthew 12:42 The queen of the south, will arise in the judgment with this generation and will condemn itbecause she came out of the ends of the earth, to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and lo! something greater than Solomon, here. Matthew 12:43 But, when the impure spirit goeth out of the man, it passeth through waterless places, seeking rest,and findeth it not. Matthew 12:44 Then, it saith, Into my house, will I return whence I came out,and, coming, findeth it empty [and] swept and adorned. Matthew 12:45 Then, it goeth, and taketh along with itself, seven diverse spirits, more wicked than itself,and, entering, abideth there; and, the last state of that man, becometh, worse than the first. So, shall it be, with this, wicked, generation.
Matthew 12:46 While yet he was speaking unto the multitudes, lo! his mother and brethren, were standing without, seeking to speak with him. Matthew 12:47 [And one said to him, Lo! thy mother and thy brethren, without, are standing, seeking, to speak, with thee.] Matthew 12:48 But, he, answering, said unto him that was telling him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren?
and sheweth who is his brother, sister, and mother.
Matthew 12:49 And, stretching forth his hand towards his disciples, he said, Lo! my mother and my brethren! Matthew 12:50 For, whosoever shall do the will of my Father who is in the heavens, he, is my, brother, and sister, and mother.