Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Then the Judeans responded, "Now we know you're possessed by a demon! Both Abraham and the prophets died, and yet you say, 'If anyone obeys my teaching, he will never experience death.'
You call me 'Teacher' and 'Lord,' and do so correctly, for that is what I am.
Hypocrites! Isaiah prophesied correctly about you when he said,
You believe that God is one; well and good. Even the demons believe that -- and tremble with fear.
So the Samaritan woman said to him, "How can you -- a Jew -- ask me, a Samaritan woman, for water to drink?" (For Jews use nothing in common with Samaritans.)
The crowd answered, "You're possessed by a demon! Who is trying to kill you?"
Many of them were saying, "He is possessed by a demon and has lost his mind! Why do you listen to him?"
This is what the Lord, the protector of Israel, their Holy One, says to the one who is despised and rejected by nations, a servant of rulers: "Kings will see and rise in respect, princes will bow down, because of the faithful Lord, the Holy One of Israel who has chosen you."
He was despised and rejected by people, one who experienced pain and was acquainted with illness; people hid their faces from him; he was despised, and we considered him insignificant.
It is enough for the disciple to become like his teacher, and the slave like his master. If they have called the head of the house 'Beelzebul,' how much more will they defame the members of his household!
But when the Pharisees heard this they said, "He does not cast out demons except by the power of Beelzebul, the ruler of demons!"
For even Christ did not please himself, but just as it is written, "The insults of those who insult you have fallen on me."
We must go out to him, then, outside the camp, bearing the abuse he experienced.