14)Then the Pharisees went out and plotted against Him how they might destroy Him.
15)But when Jesus knew it, He withdrew from there. And great multitudes followed Him, and He healed them all.
16)Yet He warned them not to make Him known,
17)that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying:
18)Behold! My Servant whom I have chosen,
My Beloved in whom My soul is well pleased!
19)He will not quarrel nor cry out,
Nor will anyone hear His voice in the streets.
20)A bruised reed He will not break,
And smoking flax He will not quench,
Till He sends forth justice to victory;
21)And in His” name Gentiles will trust.
22)Then one was brought to Him who was demon-possessed , blind and mute; and He healed him, so that the blind and mute man both spoke and saw
23)And all the multitudes were amazed and said “Could this be the Son of David?”
24)Now when the Pharisees heard it they said “This fellow does not cast out demons except by Beelzebub, the ruler of the demons.”
25)But Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to them: “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand.
26)“If Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself, How then will his kingdom stand?
27)“And if I cast out demons by Beelzebub, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they shall be your judges.
28)“But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you.
29)”“Or how can one enter a strong man’s house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man? And then he will plunder his house.
30)”He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me, scatters abroad.
31)“Therefore I say to you, every sin, and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men.
32)“Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit it will not be forgiven him either in this age or in the age to come.
33“)Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or else make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for a tree is known by its fruit.
34)“Brood of vipers! How can you being evil speak of good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.
35)“A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.
36)“But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment.
37)“For by your words you will be justified , and by your words you will be condemned.”
38)Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered, saying, “Teacher, we want to see a sign from You.”
39)But He answered and said to them, “An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.
40)“for as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
Scripture taken from the Holy Bible NKJV copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.